The decision had been made. The bench was staying! Initially, she felt the size was slightly large for the space by the front door, leading into the dining room. A smaller size would have been dwarfed due to the very open foyer and grand high ceilings. She was spot on deciding the traditional style of the bench, in addition to the warm cherry finish. Not to mention it had been on a waiting list for months and months! I told her to just "live with it" awhile and she would begin to realize if she liked it in that space. Then......well.......the husband threw the shipping box away.....so......it was staying put!
It all came in stages. We probably do that quite often, don't we? Pottery Barn home furnishings are a true love of so many of us. She purchased two Artisanal sconces and had not decided where to hang them. We played around with them on our last visit to Atlanta and were thinking about the front foyer or in the wall space found on the stairway landing. Then she decided she would place them over her new bench, but was wondering whether or not to include a mirror, a print, or maybe add a third sconce? It's so helpful discussing decorating with your daughter because between the two of us, we come up with some pretty good solutions! We ruled out the mirror.
Then I remembered the Williamsburg prints that belonged to Mother and Daddy. They had two and I had two. We purchased these when the darling and I lived in Virginia Beach. Miss M had found the two prints that were her grandparents and wanted to display them in her home as a remembrance. I gave her the two we had so she could reframe them and have a lovely grouping of these historical prints. "Hey....what about trying one of the Williamsburg prints along with the sconces?" Down to the basement she went to bring up one of the prints....and.......it's hard to believe such a little thing could make such a huge difference!"