The prints are here! The prints are here!
Thank you to everyone who chimed in with advice on this post. Thanks to you I was able to come up with something I really love and that looks great together, if I do say so myself. And without further ado, here they are!
As you can see, with the beige couch and beige walls, that space was in desperate need of a pop of color. Also, you may notice that I went with something slightly different than was dictated by the general consensus. I really loved the Paris cityscape, and so I subbed it for the houses on cliffs photo, which felt like it didn't really belong, somehow, and was also a bit too beige, considering how much beige I already had going on. And voila! The final result. I put them in order of light to dark sky, which I think gives it a kind of morning-noon-night feel. You like? I like.
Thankfully, I can take no credit for the perfectly level and evenly-spaced hanging of the pictures themselves, a task I was more than happy to hand off to my friend Pete as he blew through town on the way to see his other, realer friends. (I jest. Sort of.) But no, seriously, he knocked out in twenty minutes what would have taken me two hours of hair-pulling and Marge Simpson-like angry grumbling, only to end up with a wall full of crooked pictures and dozens of superfluous and toothpaste-spackled nail holes. Luckily I was saved from this fate, and just look! (Pay no attention to the wonky Ikea lamp! The wonky Ikea lamp is crooked, the pictures are straight!) Ok, so the last two are just a millimeter or so too close together, but I think I can let that go. I'm trying, anyway.
Et voila, a little bit of France in my living room. (Not quite as good as a living room in France, but it will have to do.)