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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Did you know my husband is an interior designer? {Gallery wall decorating}

HA! Not sure if Mike is going to appreciate this post, or the title!
But did you know my husband likes to have a say in decorating the house?  Yes, he does and he created a fabulous Gallery wall to call his own.
Mike In fact,  is a creative kind of dude himself. We both love to antique and pick out fun pieces for our home! However this gallery wall is his baby! I had no pick, and  very little say in the matter.
It started with my want for a new piece of furniture to replace the garden table.
In reality, we do not need a new piece, we just had to create around it. More or less build it up.  I like the iron element and it does look nice with the Spanish mirror above it.

Because our ceilings are so high 24ft. I do believe, it is difficult to create a warmth on the walls.
I think Mike nailed it.
Let's take a look at my husband's skills, shall we?

While out antiquing I found this cool, and very old pharmacy light.  It was a total steal at $24.00!
I knew exactly where I would put it.

It goes beautifully with our Spanish mirror.
Which btw, I often get asked about this mirror.

We purchased it in Arizona and had it shipped back home.

This base even has little places for paper clips and what not.
I can feel many of  brilliant people studied under this light.
Now let's see Mike's picks.

I asked of him one thing, or maybe two or three,
first something with color.

Something Old....
Something with texture.

He delievered all of the above.
The best part was it meant something to him. Things that he likes and is interested in.

Oh I must add, I told him a budget.  No more than $200.00 Total for everything.
It was a good budget, but considering we wanted to make  a statement, I had to up my usual dollar tree art work. After all, he is the one who brings home the bacon, he should be able to splurge ONCE in a while.

He created a beautiful gallery wall.

This grouping is either from Splinter groups or from  The Masonic group.  The earliest dates back from the early 1800's and the later from the early 1900's.  I really do not know much about these groups, however my husband is very intrigued and interested so, hey I support his likings too! Besides that, it is unique, and I can just about guarantee NO one I know will have this kind of art in their home.

Mike will LOVE to read your comments, so carry on, rave, tell him how cool he is:)

Now that I showed you this, next week I can show you the entertainment center tweaks that I did.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, great job, that man has great taste, I'm intrigued by those prints as well, the mix of textures is what makes this wall sing, beautiful

February 2, 2012 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

MIKE!!!! YOU ROCK!!!! Come do my living room wall!

February 2, 2012 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love the mix of items and the composition!

February 2, 2012 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Marti said...

A very unique collection. It is masculine, but with the color and texture it blends into the decor. A job well done, Mr. Mike.

February 2, 2012 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

applause applause for Mike~! he did a great job..

I may have found the person I will next copy cat- designerMike

February 2, 2012 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

So lovely and warm. That light! What a find :-)

February 2, 2012 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Watch out Nate Berkus....a new decorator in the making!!
Great job!!

February 2, 2012 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

He sure does have it. Love that he has a sense of color too. Most, hubbies are dull, but not your Mike just the right punch to make it a treasured corner. Watch out, he is going to give you a run for your money....he-he...

February 2, 2012 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

I know he is, I may have to start calling my blog Mikeydoos!

February 2, 2012 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger miss flibbertigibbet said...

How great! Mikeydoo's...that's funny! Give him a regular feature.....see if he can do it under the rest of us! Hahaha...that will separate the men from the boys...LOL Andrea at Cottage Market features her husband's thrift store finds and calls it Joe's Junkin''s really nice...Mikey can do it!!
BTW thanks for the tip on the blog designer...I think I'm ready. Love the new look!

February 2, 2012 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Bliss said...

I'm really pondering my comment....

I could go with a smart azz remark about the erected wall plaque, but I won't.... I could ask for shirtless photos of a buff man pounding in nails.... but I won't.... so guess all I can say is I'm most impressed that a control freak could relinquish control. Lucky for you Mike it turned out good. Debbie is a better woman than I, I can't say I could do that!


February 2, 2012 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Bliss, the man is buff, I don't want to get you women all excited over that though:)!

February 2, 2012 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger sabri said...

Great Job...mike..i love it when the hubby gets in on what your husband likes to get in on stuff as well...i just haven't been up to much lately..being we are still planning our move a vacation and finally finished the car hunt !! whew !! i think mikeydoo's would be fabulous...lmao !!! have a gteat day...

February 2, 2012 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

I think he did a great job. I love the artwork. It's so unique. (Also, is that the table you wanted to get rid of?)

February 2, 2012 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Shannon Fox said...

Still loving the new blog design.

Tell Mike to wait by the phone... I am sure HGTV will be calling any minute ;) He did good. I think you should keep him!

February 2, 2012 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, he did a great job. I love the old unique items. Those make that grouping so much more interesting. I love your old pharmacy light, too.

February 2, 2012 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Debra@CommonGround said...

you need to hire him out, Debbie. funny thing. this is what I've been working on the last couple of days; a gallery wall. it's harder than it looks! great job!!

February 2, 2012 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger Sunny Simple Life said...

He did nail it. It has lots of texture and color. My husband does almost all of our arranging as he just sees spaces and has good spacial reasoning skills and I lack them. Love that old lamp. Great with the live ivy in there too.

February 2, 2012 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Mike , your gallery wall really looks nice. You and Debbie sure are the perfect match! You both have similar tastes in decorating and it works beautifully. I love hearing stories when you two go antiquity together -That is my one wish that my husband would be interested in going on the "hunt" :-) Have Debbie post you making a great dinner to have when guest are coming over .

February 2, 2012 at 10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant job! Well done, Mike, and it is great that is has a meaning and an interest to him.
Guess what. My husband really is an Interior Designer, it leads to some interesting differences of opinion, lol.

February 2, 2012 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful job Mike! Such a gorgeous montage and how beautifully displayed! Would love to see Mike doing more posts!He does an excellent job! The texture in the pictures and the frames itself add so much to the entire effect on the wall. And I simply love love love that mirror, love that tile work framed in the bronze metal, it is just too perfect for this entire gallery and the gorgeous vignette on the table. Love the embellishments on the pretty candles:) Thanks Debbie and Mike! I needed this inspiration. Reminds me so much of a beautiful Spanish hacienda. Have a great weekend!Poppy

February 2, 2012 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Wow! super job, Mike! How blessed you are Debbie. To have a hubby with an eye for design. If I let my hubby decorate a wall, it would be filled with dead animal heads, and gun calendars.

February 2, 2012 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Mike you did a great job! I think it is great when the husband takes an interest in making the home look nice.

February 2, 2012 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Way to go hubby!!! If Kyran ever feels inspired he can put together a cherub vignette for me:)

I may steal one of your photo's later on today, if that's ok...I'm needing some inspiration for my large mirror and I was thinking something like what you did with your glass shower doors:)

February 2, 2012 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Debbie, tell hubby I am so envious. He is a great designer. Sure enjoyed seeing thing from a mans view. Lovely post.

February 2, 2012 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Allyson Pecilunas said...

Debbie, Mike did a great job!! My husband usually likes to have some say too. :)

February 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Mike you did an awesome job!!

February 2, 2012 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Good job Mike! He could start his own blog...
"Mike, The Decorating Dude"
; 0

February 2, 2012 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Wow!! This is beautiful, it has a vintage look? My hubby also likes to have a say in the decor, but only a say :)

Debbie, I am actually stopping by from another site that I saw your blog hop party badge on. :)

I would like to invite you over to my site, where I am hosting a Blog Hop Link Up. The link up is for current-reoccurring blog hops and I noticed you host your own hop and would love to have yours on my linky. I will later add all "hops" linked up, on a "Featured Blog Hop" page. It would be a pleasure to have your newbie party hop added.

Debbie ( yes another debbie :) )
btw: new follower, tweeter, sharer of your blog! :)

February 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Tess Maxey said...

It's so nice to see a husband involved!! Nice job Mike!!!

February 2, 2012 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Love the mirror!

February 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Kristens Creations said...

Hi Debbie, Mike did a great job! It is very unique and something to be proud of. My hubby doesn't have much say on the inside of the house,but he does tell me what he doesn't like just to aggrivate me! lol...sometimes he has nice things to say I guess. =) He likes doing outdoor projects and pretty much leaves the inside to me. Kristen

February 2, 2012 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Erin~Just*Grand said...

This looks terrific! Balance, texture, color, shape and very interesting, personal stuff. Mike obviously has an eye for space and detail. Lucky you!

February 2, 2012 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Tami Michel said...

Hats off to Mike, what a great job. Congrats on the new blog design, very pretty!

February 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Mike did a great job, Debbie! I love the framed prints and that plaque looks very interesting. You better watch out though ~ Mike might decide to tackle other areas! : )

February 2, 2012 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Mike did goooood!! Love the grouping and love the new lamp!!

February 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

A truly wonderful job Mike! I like the height created above the mirror giving it a 2nd tier! Lots of interest here with the old fashioned reading lamp, candle holders, books and the fabric runner. Your choice of pictures and plaques on the wall are very interesting- gives a person something to stare at and study! Great job indeed!

February 2, 2012 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Mike... you are awesome! That looks great and fits in so beautifully with your home. Great job!

February 2, 2012 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

Gallery walls are tough to do...I give Mike a lot of credit. My hubby like to shop and hang out with me, too, but I don't think he could hang a picture straight! ;-D


February 2, 2012 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great job...My hubby has free reign in his man cave bonus room...Actually he does a great job..

Kudos to Mike!

February 2, 2012 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Queenie Believe said...

Awesome job Mike!!! Very attractive and manly job.
Have a great day,
Always, Queenie

February 2, 2012 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

WOW... can i borrow Mike for just a weekend!!! lol.... I love that table!!!! The whole look is amazing!!! Congrats.....

February 2, 2012 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Great job Mike! All of your picks look fantastic! Way to go!

February 2, 2012 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

Mike, I knew you were the "man". Great job. I love the "foresters" art. So neat and how appropriate is the pharmacy light?
Love all of you guys,

February 2, 2012 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

He did a GREAT job...MyHero would be going, "What? Do WHAT?" Yep...your man has it going on! xo Diana

February 2, 2012 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Mike you totally ROCKED that gallery wall. Dude - you've got serious decorating skillz!! I'm truly impressed, and hey, if you ever get tired of that Debbie person, come on over to Jersey. Jersey Girls are the bomb-diggity!! LOL

February 2, 2012 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

Mike rocks the casba. The wall is interesting and has a lot of texture and both your vintage eclectic taste shows. hugs, olive

February 2, 2012 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

I did get the idea that he had an in on decorating as you had mentioned his involvement in the past. Ok, lets get to the good part....OMG you are the best decorator, your taste is impeccable and original and you are hot to boot...Except when you wear those bright plaid shorts... Then not so much!

XXOO Carol

February 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

Great job on the wall gallery. I am pinning it! It's great when your husband is good at decorating too.

February 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Mike did a really great job. I bet you're proud of him! I think it's neat when a fella takes an interest in decorating. Good for him!


February 2, 2012 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger Val said...

This is totally awesome.....he has a great eye.

February 2, 2012 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Oh Mike did a super job! It looks great.

Maybe you should rent him out?

February 2, 2012 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Mike did a great job Debbie!

February 2, 2012 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Maria Elena said...

Beautiful job! My husband also likes to have a say on how we decorate the house, so I am showing him these pictures as soon as I post this comment. Mike did an awesome job with that wall. We have those large walls in our home too and I have to say, they are not easy to decorate!
I love the colors on the pictures and they look amazing with the mirror. Mike, job well done!

February 2, 2012 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Very, very nice! My husband likes to decorate, too.

February 2, 2012 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Great blog redesign. Clear, sharp, good arrangement. Love your header. Your husband has a very good eye for design. Thanks for sharing.

February 2, 2012 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Wow! Great job!! Love what he did!

February 2, 2012 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Beautiful job - be careful - he may take over your blog next, lol

February 2, 2012 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

First the monks, now the gallery wall... Mike, you've got skills! When are you going to start blogging? :)

February 2, 2012 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Careful now Lady,you know what they say. If you give a man an inch, they will take a mile! Better not let him see too many of these comments or you will have to rename your blog; Debbiedoesn't but Mikeydoo's! LOL! Just kidding! I've kinda picked up already that he has quite the eye. I really am quite intrigued by the I.O.O.F Rest Cottage under the auspice of Noble Grands???? I also like the art work done on the order posters. Interesting and unique pieces for sure! Nice arrangement too! :)

February 2, 2012 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Audrey said...

Interesting art and well displayed.
Way to go Mike !!!
Audrey Z.

February 2, 2012 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is a beautiful gallery wall with lots of one-of-a-kind interesting pieces! Great job!

February 3, 2012 at 2:00 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Beautiful job with lots of interesting pieces. You should be so proud!

February 3, 2012 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

Love the IOOF plaque. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was very big here in 1960's.

February 3, 2012 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

He is a keeper for sure, Debbie! Everything looks great and fantastic together.

February 3, 2012 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

He is definitely soooooo cool!! :-) I think I had figured out by now that the two of you make a fantastic decorating team. It is so neat to hear about how he takes an interest in working with you to create such a beautiful home and his gallery wall looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing this at Inspiration Friday Debbie~

February 3, 2012 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Debbie and MIKE!

This is a fantastic grouping and love all the shapes and sizes you used in your symmetrical layout/design.

The framed artwork certificates are so great. I love the old graphics and colors... the details! They are like old Valentine's to me. I think the old graphics are soooo much better from the past, that is one thing that has not gotten better as the years have gone by, in my opinion!

Terrific! Love it! Looks amazing!

February 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Erika . . . with a K said...

I love it. It reminds me of one of those spots in your home that everytime you walk by it you smile!

February 3, 2012 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger said...

Maybe Mike needs to start a decorating blog for men-I am sure there are men living alone that need to spruce up their place.He can call it Real Men Can Decorate! I love the mixture of items he chose.

February 3, 2012 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger Randi said...

What a fascinating selection for the gallery pieces! He really does have good taste. I imagine a visitor to your home would love to just stand there a while and soak it all in--I know I would! Debbie, your photo is stunning the way you chose the right moment when the sun was shining strategically onto the focal point--the mirror. I'd say you are BOTH extremely talented designers!

February 4, 2012 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Debbie, I'm behind in my comments to your wonderful blog, but I just had comment on this exciting gallery wall your husband created.

One of the things of truly love about your home is that is represents things that mean so much to the family not just items from a design book.

I don't know much about either of the groups featured in the pieces, but I'm proud to say that during my visit to Florida last month, my son was installed as the Worshipful Master at his Masonic Lodge - a very proud moment for this mom I can tell you!

Love what Mike created! Thanks for sharing these unique pieces.

Peggy - Angel Baby Creations

February 4, 2012 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Maggie said...

Mike did a fantastic job. I love his wall grouping. I think it's wonderful when men take an interest in the home. To me it means they care a lot about their home and family.

February 5, 2012 at 12:31 AM  

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