One thing that was new for both of us in this place is that we now have a fireplace! It's cozy and really makes the loft feel more like a home than a cookie cutter apartment, but it did cause a bit of a decorating dilemma. We have super high ceilings and a mantle so I felt like we really needed a statement piece to hang there. Even though I knew we'd have some really lovely wedding photos I could not bear the idea of a 24" x 36" poster of us staring back at me every time I sit on my couch, so I was on the hunt for something to hang there as soon as we signed the lease.
It didn't take very long to find the perfect piece. I was shopping for wedding items one afternoon with my MOH Alexis at Smitten, a great little wedding boutique in Chicago's West Loop when we came across the customized Alexander & Company posters that they sell there. Alex and I love vintage Chicago posters and we even have a few waiting to be framed and hung up in our bedroom so when we spotted these I knew it would be the perfect addition to our new home. The posters are definitely an investment, so we decided to buy one as a wedding gift to each other. We finally received it a few weeks after our wedding and then got it framed in a beautiful walnut frame at the end of the year and it has finally graced our mantle. The poster is really our style-- a little modern, but a little vintage and definitely fitting for two architects-- and it finally feels like our living room is coming together... what do you think?
|Apologies for this crappy photo... I took a million but can't get the lighting quite right.|