eric's creation

i am so excited! it arrived…
my ‘rosette’…
about 6 weeks ago, as eric and i were talking about my living room ‘decor’ ideas, we came up with this really cool idea to take up space on this HUGE wall. anything that i would try to put up on the mosterous plant shelf was just immediately dwarfed, and look ridiculous. eric started his own import company beginning of last year and one of the products he is working on is rod iron doors. he has proven to be very good at designing these beautiful, huge doors etc. made out of rod iron. so as we were talking, he sketched out this 6’x6′ rod iron rosette… he drew it and today it arrived! it’s so beautiful and looks SO awesome! it was so fun today for him to hang something that was his vision and became a reality. as a product designer… it’s the coolest thing to have an idea for something and then down the road a bit, have it show up as REALITY! you never know exactly how it’s going to turn out in real life… and occasionally you have the items that are lots better in your head than for real… but this one is so much better in real life than we even thought it would be! i LOVE it!!!

Rosette

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29 Comments

  1. kath 26 October, 2005 at 1:41 am - Reply

    looks amazing and goes really well with the chandelier.

  2. Christina 26 October, 2005 at 4:48 am - Reply

    Your rod iron rosette is gorgeous! What a great way to fill that empty space and it goes so well with your decor. AMAZING!!!!!

  3. candace 26 October, 2005 at 4:53 am - Reply

    Can your order from your husband’s company? It looks amazing

  4. Jeanette 26 October, 2005 at 5:30 am - Reply

    What an amazing piece of art! The rosette is magnificent. And your home is beautiful! I hope you share more pics!!

  5. Suzelle 26 October, 2005 at 6:40 am - Reply

    That is just beautiful !!!!!

  6. Jen 26 October, 2005 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Beautiful!!!

  7. christina cole 26 October, 2005 at 8:28 am - Reply

    it’s absolutely beautiful heidi! and it really “fits”, on the wall perfectly! your hunny is a very talented guy!

  8. ali 26 October, 2005 at 8:29 am - Reply

    WOW!!! That is freakin’ cool!!!!! Love it!

  9. Laurie Patterson 26 October, 2005 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Heidi,
    That is so beautiful. You are doing such a great job decorating your house. Pink is my very favorite color, but I don’t think my husband would let me paint our living room pink. However, our’s is a light shade of lavender. lol
    I think rod iron is really wrought iron. I dated a guy when I was in high school (a lifetime ago) who made and installed iron railings, but that was spelled wrought. I could very well be wrong, or maybe both are correct.
    Any way your house is beautiful. Please continue to share photos with us.

  10. Laurie Patterson 26 October, 2005 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Heidi,
    That is so beautiful. You are doing such a great job decorating your house. Pink is my very favorite color, but I don’t think my husband would let me paint our living room pink. However, our’s is a light shade of lavender. lol
    I think rod iron is really wrought iron. I dated a guy when I was in high school (a lifetime ago) who made and installed iron railings, but that was spelled wrought. I could very well be wrong, or maybe both are correct.
    Any way your house is beautiful. Please continue to share photos with us.

  11. Talia 26 October, 2005 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Wow, that is AMAZING!! I can see how you would have a hard time trying to find something big enough to fill that space. Awesome!!
    Talia:)

  12. Leah 26 October, 2005 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Stunning!!! Absolutely stunning!
    Leah

  13. Colleen Adams 26 October, 2005 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Awesome! I think another business in hubby’s future! Wouldn’t initials be cool too?

  14. Kimberly 26 October, 2005 at 11:27 am - Reply

    I absolutely love your work…and now, your husband’s too! My gosh! If I had a home I’d want to buy one from him!

  15. Wanda E. Santiago 26 October, 2005 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    It is beautiful!! WOW! Hugs Wanda

  16. marlo 26 October, 2005 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    OH MY GOSH!!!! That is Gorgeous!! Way to go Eric. Very cool!! So, when and where will he be selling these?

  17. bginn 26 October, 2005 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Hey there,
    LOVE the rosette. I have similar LARGE spaces in my house too. Another idea for the shelf part is large trunks stacked on top of each other–the top trunk can be opened with greenery coming out and cascading down–both can be purchased at Hobby Lobby and are frequently part of their 1/2 off stuff…if the pink walls don’t work out for Eric you could always paint the bottom portion chocolate brown. Ralph Lauren has great colors my neighbor did it and I was SHOCKED at how BEAUTIFUL I thought it looked. She separated the brown with a white molding trim about 9′ up on the wall and the color above the trim was cream–you would leave it pink. just an idea…
    Brandi :o)

  18. Leeann 26 October, 2005 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Great work with the iron, do you think he would sell you the design and let you turn it into a fuzzy black rub on??? I don’t have large walls:( but I could do a carry on layout with it:)

  19. Linda A (elendae) 26 October, 2005 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    Just beautiful! Love it!

  20. Christine 27 October, 2005 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Heidi,
    you lucky, lucky girl, a pink living room, a talented husband and a beautiful iron rosette on the wall, you are very lucky. I am in awe. 🙂
    I talk about you and your stuff all the time to my friends and my mother and last night I finally showed her this blog (she didn’t know what a blog was until I showed her last night) and now thinks you are even cooler because your living room is pink.
    And I had to tell her that yes, that really is your last name. 🙂
    Have a great day!!

  21. Molly 27 October, 2005 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    that looks pretty cool! And yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s wrought iron, not rod or rot iron.

  22. Carrie 27 October, 2005 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Way too cool! All that talent in one family…somehow doesn’t seem fair. 🙂
    You are foolin’ yourself with thinking you aren’t an “interior designer” – puh-lease! LOL!

  23. Deneen 27 October, 2005 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Love it! It’s so nice when things work out that way isn’t it.
    Congrats!

  24. Julia 27 October, 2005 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Heidi,
    I love the style of your home..and I am absolutely crazy for the iron rosette!! I am so big into that and it looks great in your home! Please tell your hubby a St. Louis fan would be very interested in one too!

  25. Kass 28 October, 2005 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    it’s simply stunning Heidi.

  26. megan 29 October, 2005 at 1:26 am - Reply

    That is so cool, suits the space perfectly! You house looks like it is beautiful!!

  27. Sandra 29 October, 2005 at 9:12 am - Reply

    I LOVE it. Wow what a beauty. I love the high ceilings in your house. It looks great there. 😀

  28. Jana 30 October, 2005 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Oh how gorgeous!! Your hubby did a great job on this. I have alot of iron in my home also and just love it.

  29. Kylie Tout 31 October, 2005 at 5:16 am - Reply

    Well isn’t he very very clever – don’t suppose Eric would like to make another and send it down under would he :o) lol.
    Looks fantastic…….

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