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The Mr. and I have been married for almost two years now and we have just started to decorate our home in a way that reflects both of our styles. The goal is a little less bachelor pad and a little more like something that reflects both of us. My style used to be eclectic but I am leaning more traditional with pops of accent colors. The Mr., well his style is clean modern lines and about four fewer pillows than I prefer. In addition to blending our furniture preferences, we have been working to blend our varying art styles. I left my 30”x30” canvas print of Audrey Hepburn at my old house for my niece to enjoy. I’m sure the Mr. appreciated that. The same way I took down some of his posters. To blend our two aesthetics, I came up with a design plan that reflects our joint loves, hobbies, and experiences. I believe people should walk in one’s home and think, oh, this is so them.
One thing that unmistakably represents us both is our love for the city of Atlanta. Although we are from two very different areas, we are both Atlanta natives. We are fluent in Southside, Eastside, and Buckhead, he can recite every Outkast lyric, and I am the queen of the Beltline. These are things we wanted our space together to represent- our love for music, our love for Atlanta, and our love for each other. During our first year of marriage, I bought a 45”x30” Boom Box canvas painting that represents our joint music interest. I then started a gallery wall of wedding pictures to represent our love for each other. The only thing that is missing is something Atlanta. We wanted our home to have a fun Atlanta flair by including iconic elements in the design for our home. What better than an art map of the city? I started looking for a map that fit the style of our home when Modern Map Art contacted me to see if I would consider one of their maps in exchange for telling she makes cents readers about the experience. They come in a range of cities and colors, including Aruba where we spent our honeymoon, but of course, we only had one city in mind.
We decided on the black print because we both love the crisp contrast. After we narrowed down the best color option for our home, the print arrived about 3 days later. We both were pleasantly surprised that this wasn’t a traditional poster print. The paper has a velvet-like finish that looks even better in person. I am really into is oversize artwork so I requested the largest print size of 24″x36″ with the plan to have it matted and framed. In my opinion, oversize art makes everything look more expensive and special, results my wallet and hubby can both appreciate. One thing to keep in mind, though, when considering large-scale art for your home is framing. I wanted to frame this print with a 4″ mat, which means I am now moving into custom framing which can be expensive. To save money, I gave up the matted background. The Mr. and I found a simple frame at our local Target and added the print in it the moment we got home. Seriously, don’t you just love the scale of this? The Mr. modeled the print for me because I looked naked trying to take a similar picture in a dress.We are so proud of our growing art collection! We keep trying out our new Atlanta print from Modern Map Art in different locations to find the best location in our home. For now, it lives right next to our beloved Boom Box painting. To grab your very own print to remember your hometown, the place you fell in love, or the best vacay ever, click here. Insider Tip: Follow them on Instagram for 10% off your purchase (code: INSTA10).