Today’s post goes beyond Authentically Mark into Authentically US; the us being me and my husband Chuck.
When we moved to our house in St Petersburg we decided that all of our Disney memorabilia would be condensed into one guest room; ‘the kids room’. Truthfully, not a lot of kids stay there… just a few big kids who deal with the twin beds.
Chuck would decorate our master bedroom. We had selected a bedroom set made with reclaimed wood and some of the vintage citrus labels we framed in Clermont really worked well there; beyond that it was all him.
Our second guest room got our old, dark wood bedroom set and my goal was decorating it in something that was REALLY reflective of the two of us; I decided on capturing the two of us and our love of travel.
We had a ton of pictures from past vacations; many we had never done anything with other than posting to social media. We set out to pick out fun, interesting and unique images of us from every vacation.
The first thing you learn is that you have lots of pictures of STUFF; neat architecture, random doors, interesting people, food landscapes, and historic locations. The second thing we learned is that we tend to have images of each of us individually, taken by each other. LOL
When we travel, we are all about experiences; rather than stuff. However, we always buy one Christmas ornament (that’s a story for another post); and we love to buy some local art. The local art makes a great addition to the photos.
The biggest rule for the guest room is no rules – all of the frames are miss matched, we hung them in more of a collage style than a gallery as we’re filling the entire room, and mixing in the local art is pretty random too.
This gallery will continue to grow… we’ve already added some carved masks from Africa (thank you Disney Animal Kingdom), in preparation for a bucket list trip.
Anyone who stays in this guest room will know it is #AuthenticallyMark (and Chuck)!