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Wall Decorating Tip By Louise Lakier: A Creative Couple Organize Their Home Around Art

Wall Decorating Tip By Louise Lakier: A Creative Couple Organize Their Home Around Art

By:  Published November 29, 2016

 

When two creatives live and work together, it makes sense that their home doubles as a studio and gallery. Gosia Wlodarczak and Longin Sarnecki made the move from Perth to Richmond, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, in 2005, attracted by the area’s arts scene. Wlodarczak’s drawings are created in real time as performance pieces commissioned by galleries, hotels, festivals and art fairs. When her work took off not long after they moved to Richmond, Sarnecki, who is a photographer and a writer, decided to start documenting her drawings and their life together. … Read Full Article

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Wall Decorating Tip By Natalie Myers: A Gallery Wall for Every Personality

Wall Decorating Tip By Natalie Myers: A Gallery Wall for Every Personality

Published by February 17, 2013

It seems like a lot of designers have rules about how to create a good gallery wall. Some will even come to your house and consult on which pieces to hang in what composition. Retailers will sell you frame kits to create your own gallery wall at home.

I believe the more organically created a gallery wall is, the more I want to look at it. Instead of rules, let’s look at many different ways to go about arranging your small art in gallery-like configurations….To Read More

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Wall Decorating Tip By Vanessa Brunner: Salvaged Sculptures by John Whitmarsh

Wall Decorating Tip By Vanessa Brunner: Salvaged Sculptures by John Whitmarsh

By:  Published December 27, 2011

John Whitmarsh started his artistic career as a photographer, but after finishing film school, he promptly shifted to sculpture. “I’ve always been making things with my hands,” he says.

Today, Whitmarsh’s sculpture work is characterized by a desire to blur the line between what is made by nature and what is manmade. “It’s flattering when people think something is naturally created when I really sculpted it myself,” he says.

Read on for Whitmarsh’s unique take on design today, and how he maintains a business without compromising his artistic message….Read Full Article

 

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Wall Decorating Tips from Sara Rivka Dahan: Conquer That Blank Wall With a Versatile Picture Ledge

Wall Decorating Tips from Sara Rivka Dahan: Conquer That Blank Wall With a Versatile Picture Ledge
By:  July 4, 2013

Picture ledges are one of the simplest ways to add a personal touch to your home’s decor — and with maximum effect. That’s because despite their name, they can also be used as small shelves to hold decorative objects, art, books or even a collection of plates. And the best part: A picture ledge allows you to swap out photographs and decor on a whim, or with the seasons. Goodbye, blank walls; hello, curated art collection.

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Wall Decorating Tips from Laura Gaskill: 10 Creative Ideas for Eye-Catching Walls

Wall Decorating Tips from Laura Gaskill: 10 Creative Ideas for Eye-Catching Walls
By:  June 4, 2014

Looking to freshen up your walls? Why not try something new, like swapping out plain artwork mats for colorful ones or hanging floor tiles or a giant knot as art? Here you’ll find 10 creative ways to wake up your walls.

My Houzz: Joanna Madden

1. Art on bulldog clips. Who needs frames? For a quick and easy solution, head to the office supply store and pick up a box of bulldog clips. Once you attach them to the wall, you can simply clip in the art and swap it out on a whim.

 

 

 

 

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2. Colorful mats. Love your artwork but want to give it a fresh look? Try swapping out the plain white mats for something colorful. Pale blue is classic and looks especially fresh in summer.

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Wall Decorating Tips from Laura Gaskill: A By-the-Numbers Guide to Going Graphic

Wall Decorating Tips from Laura Gaskill: A By-the-Numbers Guide to Going Graphic
By:  April 26, 2015

Numbers, whether incorporated from found objects or stenciled on, have great graphic appeal — use them to whip up some quick wall art, personalize thrifted or big-box store decor and organize your stuff. Read on for 14 project ideas using stencils, decals, house numbers, found numbers and more.

Mixed-numbers clock. Create a unique wall-size clock using a mix of house numbers, craft store numbers and found items. Search online for “surface mount clock parts” or “large clock hands” to find a kit to create the center clockworks and hands, then start collecting numbers. Choose a variety of shapes, sizes and colors for a look similar to the one shown here….Read Full Article

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Wall Decorating Tip By Vanessa Brunner: Geometry and Art in Chelsea

Wall Decorating Tip By Vanessa Brunner: Geometry and Art in Chelsea

By:  Published June 9, 2011

New York architect George Ranalli took on the remodel of this Chelsea apartment for artists he knew well. Robert Kirschbaum and Jacque Metheny, a painter and a sculptor, had lived in the trendy, open loft for quite a few years. When a baby came into the picture, they needed a more functional family space.

Ranalli reworked the floor plan to create new living spaces and implemented innovative interlocking Finnish plywood paneling on the existing plaster walls. The paneling was designed to help walls hold up under the wear and tear that comes with having a child around, but it became a defining part of the loft’s interior design and a geometric backdrop for art throughout the gallery-like space.

“As artists, their work has a profound level of intricacy and visual detail,” says Ranalli, whose own product designs have been featured in museums nationwide. “I wanted to make sure that their home reflected and complemented this aesthetic. ” … Read Full Article

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