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Sandro Botticelli's 'The Birth of Venus' in my Front Room...


Sandro Botticelli's 'The Birth of Venus' has been one of my favorite paintings for about as long as I can remember. When I stumbled across this folding screen, I knew it was perfect for my coral-painted front room, which would be pulling triple duty as a sitting/reading room, entry space, and litter box area. 

I recently posted an inspiration board for how I plan to decorate that front room:




I was a little nervous about ordering the screen online since I couldn't see it in person. And since the Mona Lisa is on the other side (a painting I'm not crazy about), I was worried it might be transparent and Mona Lisa would shine through. Well, the screen arrived and I couldn't be happier! The colors are vivid. The screen is lightweight, but sturdy. And it's a perfect solution for hiding the litter boxes and litter genie. When it's time to do litter duty, I can just move the screen out of the way.


As you can see above, Cotton also approves of the new artwork. She'd much rather have guests face a naked lady than her toilet any day – as would I. :)

What do you think? What painting or piece of art would you want to display on a large-scale in your space?

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Savannah said…
I am a fan of french impressionism, so I have a few replicas of Lautrec and Degas. At the moment as a headboard I have a replica of Fisherman and Siren by Lord Fredrick Leighton.
Shelby said…
This is super lovely! You are right - the coral does match.


Most of my own artwork is either tarot cards or original pieces I did back in high school. I always liked Warhol and the Impressionists but my favorite artist, Louise Bourgeois, is most known for her sculptures - that might be tricky to do a large scale display!

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