Everybody says to design a room around a particular object: pull your room colors from a painting or piece of art that you particularly enjoy. I went surfing through Ebay the other day looking for the starter piece for my home office, and found it in a Lichtenstein-designed tour poster for U2′s Pop tour. I’m a fan of Roy Lichtenstein’s bright colors and strong shapes. I know, I know, it’s low-brow cartoon-style art, but I like it.
That piece, while not even framed on the wall yet, triggered a second purchase, a bright yellow metal trash can from Ikea. Next will be the room color (no clue on that yet, probably something Disney-ish) and a 50′s modern desk. I’d love to find a piece of salvage metal that I could use as a desk top, something big and swoopy. I’m a big fan of The Emporium, a Houston architectural salvage shop, but I think I’m reaching too close to contemporary on this particular piece.