January 14, 2009

Do-Over!

Today Wendy is right: it's impossible to choose a frame if the site background color is not the same as the wall color. So I've taken down the Tiffany Swistle Blue temporarily, replacing it with the cream color of our walls.

38 comments:

Annika said...

Now I am EVEN MORE CERTAIN that C is the correct answer.

Angie said...

Ok, still like M & N. the darker mats look worse with the light color than the blue.

el-e-e said...

SO hard to decide. I love N, O, and P.

Shelly Overlook said...

I still like E or F.

Hillary said...

O.
O is perfect. Also, I like the cream color. I apologize for calling your walls white.

heather said...

Still L or Q.
Or maybe K. I do like K.

lookaway said...

I think I like Q. Good luck : )

Kim said...

I could barely decide what to wear this morning, let alone this pressure!
I prefer darker frames though, just like how I prefer darker furniture.
My two pennies.

Kim said...

Actually?
Upon third (fourth) glance, I'm going to have to vote for P.

Melissa said...

L, definitely.

Tracy said...

I said B before but I think definitely M

Today Wendy said...

Wow, I got Swistle to redecorate her blog!

I'm still liking the light mat best (on my monitor the medium mat almost, but not quite, matches the eggs which bothers me), but now I'm preferring the dark frames to the light frames. The browner frames are picking up the colour in the flowers (which I like). I'd probably go with Q because I like a nice fat wood frame...

Jessica Waltman said...

Q. Or M if you prefer a metallic frame. For me it would depend on the other frames I have in the general area.

Clarabella said...

I still think F is the best, but I like M now that I can notice the mat.

Nicole said...

Since you want to focus on the eggs, my preference was for the lighter shade matte. I even squinted my eyes and I can see the eggs better with the lighter shade. :)
Nicole

Miss Grace said...

I still like my choices, but I'm leaning a bit more towards L

Shelly said...

I like D the best. I think the eye is drawn right to the eggs in that choice.

thoughts and ramblings said...

I personally think Q is best if you want the eggs to stand out. light matting and dark frame makes the eggs stand out more.

:)

Alex said...

That changes things. :)

Still K, but now O also looks right. I retract my earlier offerings of L and P.

In summary, K and O. Good day.

Kate said...

Q. For sure.

Katie said...

The eggs jump out the most to me with P, but I'm always hesitant to put too light a frame on a cream wall. My first immediate choice was M. But after reading everyone else's comments, I'm liking P and Q!!

*Tina* said...

D & P, for sure!

*Tina* said...

er, I meant E and Q - had a little mixup on which letters went to which image.

catnip said...

I still like D best.

Lindsay said...

I am not voting, just wanted to say I love the egg idea. Years ago my mom got a pretty painting of a mother duck with four little ducklings following her, and I thought then, oh precious! And I thought the same of your little eggs in the nest thing!

Astarte said...

I like the ones with the darker matte, and the bronze-colored frames. I think in order to bring out the blue of the eggs, the matte needs to not match, but make some connection, and the bronze frames bring out the next colors without being matchy-matchy.

Mairzy said...

A or C. That's my vote, and it's partially because I experienced overload once I got past F so just chose the one from the beginning that I liked best.

But the dark mat is the one I like anyway.

I love the idea.

melissa said...

I really like M with the cream walls...I think the lighter mat & a bit of stylized frame really draws your attention to the center of the picture--the eggs!

Southern jezeBelle said...

the medium blue took my eyes straight to the egg!!! i'm not sure about the frame....thats preference but i think the medium blue is the matte color for sure!

Steph the WonderWorrier said...

Wow, Swistle. I'm not sure this is even being helpful; sounds like so many people are choosing so many different things! It comes down to personal preference, I suppose.

I wrote it on the last entry, but I'll say it here too. I personally think the darker matte is nicer with this picture, because it draws my attention to the whole picture more; and once your attention hits the picture, you notice the eggs right away.

With the lighter ones, the picture fades into the matting and I'm not really looking at the picture or the eggs; just at the whole thing of light colour (it becomes blah, I feel).

But, I've switched from the white frames now that I'm seeing the "walls". So now I like A or C.

Kim said...

I very much think that A achieves your goal of drawing the eye to the eggs. The lightest color seems to draw my eye, and all of the lighter frames and mattes distract rather than enhance the eggs.

I wanted to say, also, how wonderful it was for me to read your blog about wallowing and to hear your journey as you make peace with what is. I have neither kids nor husband nor prospects at age 37, no brothers or sisters, my mother passed away a couple of years ago, so there's just my father, and I am sad about all of that. But realizing that you, with such family wealth, also have things to mourn, somehow that makes me feel better, not so alone, while I am sad for you. I'm not sure why your posts have that effect; I would think I would feel more jealous or upset, but I don't. I feel...less alone. Thank you for the company.

Swistle said...

Kim- Oh, good! Because hearing myself complain makes me want to kick myself in the head!

alpacalifestyle said...

My vote is for O. I think (in the picture at least) Q's frame color is so close the color of the nest that it could seem too matchy-matchy. Other things to consider (which you may have already--I haven't read through all comments) is what else is on the wall where you'd place this? You want it to fit in. Good luck. I'm sure you'll choose well. These kinds of decisions paralyze me!

(P.S. The Daily Grommet contest drew me out of lurking and now here I am with this monster comment).

Claire said...

I still say M

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

After knowing the color of the walls, I change my vote to D.

Kristi said...

Have you noticed your most fashionable readers are saying Q? I thought so...

RachelAnn said...

I like K or L. When the frame and background are light, the bright blue eggs stand out more.

Shell said...

Ivory mat. You don't want any blue competing with the eggs. From there you want a frame that goes with your decor. Leaving your decor out of the picture I would chose a simple white washed frame.