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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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Wall Decorating Tips from Laura Gaskill: Art for Children’s Spaces

20 Sweet Prints to Decorate Walls and Inspire Young Hearts

By:  August 11, 2011

Curating affordable art finds is one of my favorite features to put together on my blog, Lolalina. The online creative community has positively exploded in recent years, which makes sourcing unique and beautiful art a real treat. This month for Houzz I have hand-picked 20 prints perfect for bringing creativity, warmth and personality to a child’s space. I hope you find something to love for your little one! —Laura from Lolalina

“Raccoon” Screen Print by Small Talk Studio – $30
Raccoons on a bicycle built for two — what could be cuter? This limited edition print from illustrator Alyssa Nassner is adorable, yet also really cool, making it versatile enough to please the little ones, hipster teens and Mama too. …Read Full Article

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Wall Decorating Tip By Michaela Dodd: Art and Fashion Inspire in a Maryland Family Home

Wall Decorating Tip By Michaela Dodd: Art and Fashion Inspire in a Maryland Family Home Published May 16, 2015

“I have a weakness for art and blazers,” Saulé Smariga says. “They absolutely elevate the look of their surroundings. A T-shirt and jeans plus a blazer actually looks like you made an effort, and a great piece of art can stand alone in a simple room and convey the appearance of a carefully thought-out decor plan. They both add an element of polish.” Saulé, co-owner of decor boutique Silk&Burlap, followed her own advice and used art and a playful, casual style to decorate her family’s 1990s suburban home in Frederick, Maryland.

Saulé says that when she was a kid, her parents would often take her and her sister to art museums. She used to hate it, but now she says that love of art got under her skin and has had a lasting influence on her.

Today Saulé and her husband, Chris, are hoping to pass on their mutual love of art to their three kids. They have a growing art collection consisting of works by local artists, one they bought from an art student off the street in New York City and a few done by themselves or their children.… Read Full Article

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Wall Decorating Tip By Samantha Schoech: Figure Out Your Art Style

Wall Decorating Tip By Samantha Schoech: Figure Out Your Art Style

By: Published May 2, 2012

You don’t have to be an art historian or an art critic or even an art collector to be an art lover. Good art enhances our understanding of the world, makes us think and moves us. Sometimes it is just plain beautiful.

To my mind, art is an essential part of creating a home. A house without art is like pasta without sauce — perfectly adequate but lacking any pizzazz or personality. Totally “meh.”

But it can be intimidating to chose a piece. There seem to be so many rules and opinions when it comes to art. But really, it’s not so difficult. The first step is simply to figure out what you like. Look at art. Go to museums, to galleries or even online and have a gander. Read full article

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