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Picture Perfect - Decorating

Updated on December 14, 2012

Picture Perfect - Photo Finished

Driving into our valley is often a surreal experience, beautiful mountains, rolling hills covered in lush vineyards, and beyond them, a seemingly endless Okanagan Lake, sparkling as the sun reflects and the water ripples.

This is home, and it is hard to believe there could be a more beautiful place to call home all year round.

With such a massive lake as the focal point of our valley, it stands to reason that lakeside living is very desirable in the Okanagan.

If you don't live in the Okanagan though, or anywhere near a lake, perhaps you'll take this suggestion seriously: Why not make your own scenery right inside of your home. With just the right enlarged photograph and/or design, a gorgeous fusion of sharp simple lines, interesting textures, and cool colors may be combined to offer the perfect photo-finish to your home.

It is my hope that I may help you to find suitable photographs and/or designs to enable you to decorate your home to picture-perfection.

Decorator opinions or .. - not?

When you are decorating or re-decorating would you take kindly to suggestions from a decorator?

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Favorite photos

from a huge collection.

Wood Lake Mirror - An early winter morning.

Wood Lake Mirror
Wood Lake Mirror

Sometimes you need to be in the right place at the right time. Will, the photograper, has a knack for that.

I can imagine this enlarged photograph hanging in an office, living room, dining room, in fact, in almost any room.

Bringing the out-of-doors inside. - Hockey Game

Hockey Game
Hockey Game

Will's love of the outdoors inspired a lifelong body of work in digital photographs and designs. His key to success is his interest in literally everything that surrounds us.

Will took this photograph this winter. It is one of my favorites.

Country Charm - Relaxing

Country Charm
Country Charm

In keeping with a quest to integrate nature into your home, here is a picturesque farm scene. Walking into this photo will take you to a private, relaxing sanctuary. Wander beside the meandering river, smell the autumn grasses, and listen to the water bubbling over the rounded pebbles covering the riverbottom like a lost treasure.

Scenery or .. - not

Do you like pictures of scenery in your home?

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Illuminate your favorite photograph.

Light up your favorite photographs without having to worry about wires or cords. Get a light that can be used anywhere without the need for an electrical outlet or special wiring.

Use super-bright LEDs that provide up to 100,000 hours of museum-quality light--that's approximately 100 times more runtime than incandescent bulbs and 10 times more runtime than fluorescents.

Bright, beautiful floral photographs - Rosemary Harkness Rose

Rosemary Harkness
Rosemary Harkness

Who doesn't like a bright floral photograph? Will has many in his website, so vivid as to make you believe you can actually smell the delicious fragrance.

The Cosmos - Sometimes called: Mexican Aster

Cosmos
Cosmos

For the home decorator who enjoys flowers; their fragrance, grace, vigor and history, your choice may be this distinctive photo in Will's collection.

Do you love nature? - Care about the mussels, fish and frogs?

Bee Macro
Bee Macro

Have you an area in your home that needs a bit of color? Just imagine it brightened up with this beautiful macro of a busy little creature, captured by the lens of Will Borden's camera.

Abstract digital designs - Abstracts for your home.

Neon Pinnacle
Neon Pinnacle

Perhaps florals, scenery and realistic pictures are not your style. You may enjoy decorating your home with abstracts. Will has created an abundance of tasteful abstracts to choose from.

All of these are quite colorful and I like them. Will's collection also includes some very subdued designs and black and white designs.

Abstract Digital Design - Mellow.

Abstract Fusion #48
Abstract Fusion #48

Abstract Digital Design - Very colorful and electric.

Abstract Fusion #64
Abstract Fusion #64

Abstracts can be fun - How so?

When you see a home decorated in abstracts do you look at the art and try to figure out what it is the artist is trying to tell you?

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If you have a bar. - Will has the perfect picture.

Glasses
Glasses

This is just one of Will's many photographs that has been made into a panorama for just the right placement. I believe that it would enhance a bar area and/or a dining room. What do you think?

Your opinion .. - please.

I love this picture and I know that Will has sold a couple of variations of it.;p>

Do you like this picture and would you use it in a dining room or over a bar?

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Hanging your pictures - Find a suitable picture hanger

18 inches long it spans spans two studs and the built in level makes it really easy to install. It is a very clever solution for hanging heavy pictures.

Hangman Products 30-Inch Heavy-Duty Mirror and Picture Hanger with Walldog Anchorless Screws - Aluminum (HM-30D)
Hangman Products 30-Inch Heavy-Duty Mirror and Picture Hanger with Walldog Anchorless Screws - Aluminum (HM-30D)

No matter what the weight of picture you are hanging, you will find "Hangman" has a suitable product that will support it.

 

Decorating your children's room

Have fun!

I think that one of the most fun rooms to decorate is the children's room.

When I was a young girl my mum made my little (very tiny) room into a room I loved to enter and spend time in. There wasn't as much variety in decorations then as there is now.

I realize that your child is special, and so are these original digital designs that Will has crafted especially for your sweet young one/s.

Designs for your children's room. - Original and cute!

Cave fist
Cave fist

Many of Will's children designs come in sets but may be purchased singularly.

Have fun mixing and matching them in a cluster, hang them in sets, with bows, ribbons and lace for little girls.

Boys will want pictures of ships, cars or airplanes along with pennants and their favorite caps on their walls.

Another children's design .. - to chose

Cat & Mouse Family
Cat & Mouse Family

Decorating you children's room. - How to.

When I was young my mum helped me choose some pictures for my walls. I still have one as a keepsake.

If you have/had young children what went on their walls.

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An internationally known photographer, Will, has teamed up with one of the fastest growing fine art sites on the internet. In Will's gallery you will find close to 2,000 high quality photographs and digital designs.

Will has kindly given me permission to use some of his photographs. For enlarged images of the pictures in this lens please view them in Will's online Gallery at:

Will Borden.com

It is easy-breezy to see what a different frame or mat would look like on a photograph. Just choose the picture, then you will be given a large choice of frames and matting. Mix and match frames and mats until you have the effect you prefer.

Some of the photos featured on this lens were taken close to home, however, due to Will's travels, he is able to offer you a wide variety of scenes in many locations. Will has often spent days and days on his digital art during our vacations. I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I do. They are available for purchase if you so choose.

I hope that you have enjoyed this lens and found another source for pictures and designs with which to decorate your home.

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      Mohan Babu 3 years ago from Chennai, India

      Our thoughts shape us the way our lives evolve. So it is good to have pleasant settings around the home. Some of your suggestions are fabulous.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Well, I feel like decorating! Wonderful presentation of ideas...beautifully done! :)

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      pinoyrecipe 4 years ago

      loved those pictures, have you taken it personally?

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      askformore lm 4 years ago

      Thank you for all the images!

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @takkhisa: I love that one also.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Absolutely a great collection of photography. I like "Country Charm" photo, it is like i can sit on the ground all the day and night looking at the sky.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Sylvestermouse: Thank you for visiting, squid-liking, commenting and blessing this lens. I appreciate it and am coming to visit you now.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Your photos are beautiful! I love the idea of using our own photos to decorate our homes. There is something very special about hanging your own art and photos to make a house a home :)

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @ajgodinho: Thank you A.J. I can't take any of the credit for the photography. I am so grateful that Will shoots what I need for my lenses. I am trying to learn how to do some of it myself but it slow going for me. I look forward to visiting more of your lenses soon. Many thanks for blessing this lens.

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a beautiful collection of photography from diverse categories. Landscapes are my favourites. I hope to pursue photography more in the future. Stay blessed! :)

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      Rob Hemphill 5 years ago from Ireland

      I love the photos, especially the close ups of flowers and insects. Will is no doubt a very accomplished photographer. Lovely lens.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: So very true Ashley. Thank you for your visit.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @goo2eyes lm: I DID hear trumpets and the blessings were gold. Thank you dear Gloria.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Augmenting the look of your home interiors using digital photo printing designs such as framed photos is a great idea. You can look for different photos printing designs online to give you ideas on what kind of decoration fits a certain home interior.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      can you hear the trumpets? a squidangel is coming to sprinkle your lens with some *blessings*.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @LornsA178: Nice! They are not very expensive to purchase and I know that Will would like that, too.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Diana Wenzel: Thank you so very much for offering your comments. I appreciate your visit.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @JoyfulReviewer: I'm so glad that you enjoyed the artwork. Please come again!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Johanna Eisler: His work is exceptional. Discovering him ... the pleasure was all mine.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Johanna Eisler: Thank you, Joie.

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      Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

      !retsis cifirret eno era uoY .S.P

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      Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

      I LOVE Will's work! Thank you for discovering him for us. :)

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Wonderful photos! I especially enjoyed the nature scenes as well as the abstract digital design.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Love the nature scenes... that intro photo and the hockey setting really draw me in. So many excellent artistic moments and decorating options. Thank you!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      Beautiful pictures! Our guest room could use one of these pictures. Thanks!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Scanabella: Please believe me when I say that I am no expert. I will try to help you though if you have a contact button.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @julieannbrady: The lake was mirror-like. We drove all the way up the lake and Will took some beautiful pictures that day. This was just one of them!

      Thank you for your visit, Julie. It is always good to see you.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @lesliesinclair: Thank you, Papier. I hope that you will come again!

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      Scanabella 5 years ago

      Very inspiring!Still learning where my new Canon can lead me! I have a problem uploading

      the photos to my lenses. Have you any suggestions?

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Oh my, but the picture of Wood Lake Mirror is amazing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'd like to tell you my secret.. I really love with this perfect pictures decorating lens and especially fall in love with YOU.. my dearest beautiful friend :D Tweeted to all my fans. Have wonderful times.. always.. dear lady :)

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      I have enjoyed variety in this lens.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @WillBorden: You are so very welcome! Thank you for provided me with beautiful pictures for my lenses.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @goo2eyes lm: Thank you - Will does take beautiful pictures. I'll let him know you like them.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: Thank you for having a look at this lens and your comment. Will has a lot more pictures he has made especially for children on his website. I hope everyone will have a look.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Lindrus: Thank you. I appreciate your interest.

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      WillBorden 5 years ago

      Laraine~~ A splendidly created lens & many thanks for your ongoing support~~ Will

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i enjoyed this lens and love your pictures. they are so vivid.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I loved it Laraine I make most of my own frames and I know exactly how I would hang those kids pictures. Kids would love those because they are different.

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      Very nice lens and photos!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: Thank you. I'll pass the word on to Will.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @kathysart: Thank you for the visit, squidlike and blessing. I appreciate it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Some very interesting photos.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      LOVE all the wonderful pics.. esp the scenery. Blessed lens.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Joan Haines: Thank you, I'll let Will know that you say so.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: Thank your for your visit. I appreciate it.. I'll be visiting your lenses soon.

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      The photos are striking.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      really pretty article, love the brief read and the great photos.