July 16, 2011

Redecorating: Family Room Edition

I was inspired by the recent blog post of my friends Dave and Kristen about their recent redecorating. I decided to chronicle the redecorating efforts of Ariane and myself.

Our home d├ęcor has always been a difficult subject for Ariane and I. She would prefer each room to have a simple theme with only a few things on the wall. I prefer to have various family pictures and much of my sports memorabilia displayed. Over the course of the last year we have negotiated much of how the house is decorated.

The family room became a sore subject for us. I wanted to have some of my sports stuff up but Ariane wanted a theme in the room, so her compromise was to make the theme for our family room a sports theme. At first I was sure it was a trick of some sorts but as it turns out the only catch is, this would be the only room in the house that has sports stuff displayed. I was totally on board with the plan. I’ve actually had family pictures taken with us wearing our sports gear, so that way is still within the theme of the family room.

My St. Louis Cardinals stuff remained where it was and Ariane gave it a few improvements.

We used one wall for the Utah Jazz. We even purchased a few new pennants so we could display the evolution of the Jazz logo.

The Denver Broncos wall hanging that had been in our bedroom made its way down on to the Broncos wall.

I have a pretty good sized collection of baseball pennants that I have been collecting since I was a kid. There were too many to display so I hung up the ones from baseball stadiums that I have been to.

And of course the Los Angeles Clippers sign hanging over the door that leads down to the basement, perhaps a little poetic since the Clippers find themselves in the NBAs basement quite often.
Why the Clippers? Well what can I say? I feel bad for them.

The only thing left is to find a spot for the University of Utah and Weber State. I’ll keep working on it.


Amy N. said...

I think that is awesome!

Sarah said...

It looks good! See? You just need a woman's touch and then you can have your sports stuff and have it look nice. I also love that you have family pictures that go with the theme.

Carrie said...

Wow.... you are a VERY LUCKY guy! I don't know of too many women who would agree to that. i can tell you, Grant's place is going to have some MAJOR changes coming!

Thad said...

Scott, you need to leave decorating to adults. Sports stuff belongs in one room, at most.