Originally Posted by MattR
Agreed. It has a pseduo-Newton Street Vintage vibe (and I mean that in the best possible way - no snark intended), but it's missing the fact that NSV has only minor accoutrements. I'd pair it way down. But I think the general idea is there.
^^^ Somewhat true. I've met the guy IRL who runs NSV - he lives just across the river from me and we run into each other every now and again at the local spots and talk about clothes, . Cool guy. I've also had the opportunity to meet a couple of local brick 'n' mortar vintage / resale shop owners like Bobby from Boston (if you're not familiar with him, you should Google him) and a few others that I'm friends with. I was actually aiming for more of a Bobby from Boston aesthetic. The menswear he carries in his shop is un-FUCKIN'-believable.
Originally Posted by valium
see if you can get a nice wall panel of rosewood or walnut off your local craigslist.adds class and you can move it when done taking pics.
^^^ This is a great idea. I was thinking about getting some dark brown wainscoting and hanging it on a wall to give the illusion of class, lol.
Also, there are space limitations involved with my setup. My wife and I don't have a "spare room" per se and I only have a limited number of interior background choices - blank white wall (too clinical in my opinion), shelves & desk wall (too busy seems to be the general consensus), and edge of antique fireplace with cleared mantle area (this is what I will try next and compare with today's attempts).
Thanks again everyone!