Monkeying Around

Posted By Jill-LA | Feb 15, 2011 | 9 Comments | Category: Kids, Material Girls Projects, Walls

[Loving this monkey wallpaper from 2Modern!]

I am currently working on a nursery project for a client here in Los Angeles, with a modern home furnished in mid century modern designs.  We are incorporating the mid century modern look into the nursery with mixing her current crib and dresser with some new furnishings:

[Concept board for nursery project.]

Both my client and I love this monkey wallpaper as a “feature wall” for behind the crib.  So cute!

The only concern is finding something less permanent and something that wouldn’t need to cover the span of wall behind where the crib is – so decals come to mind!  Thanks to a “twitter tip” yesterday, I was directed to Etsy in search of monkey decals – and there are many to choose from.

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The number of options and amount of decals is more than overwhelming – definitely need more time to monkey around to find just the right one, but Etsy is such a great source – and not just for monkeys!





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Chevron Walls

Posted By Jill-LA | Oct 23, 2010 | 11 Comments | Category: Decorating, Paint, Trends, Walls

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Loving these chevron painted walls! I have been doing painted stripes on walls in a few projects lately, but I would love to experiment with a chevron or herringbone striped wall in a future project! These rooms were recently featured on CasaSugar, “Trend Alert: Chevron Walls.” Have any of you ever painted a wall in a chevron pattern? If so, I’d love to see! (Tweet me with a pic @JSInteriorDes) I may just want to add to this post!

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And if you don’t want to paint an entire wall – you can always add chevron with (DIY) artwork.

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Or with wallpaper!





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If you like color and graphics and the flair of one Mr. Jonathan Adler – then you are going to like his new line of wallpapers.  They are all “in stock and ready to roll!”





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The placement of artwork is something I often work with a client on towards the end of a project.  It usually involves us spending time together figuring the best placement for each piece.  Often I find a client may have a personal attachment to a piece of artwork that they will want to place in a special or specific location.  I tend to place artwork based on scale of the wall and arrangement of furniture. But truly, there are many ways and means of how and in what way to hang artwork.  I’ve also worked on projects where the client needed to acquire art and have worked with that client to help them select pieces.  Although, I always start by telling the client art is a very personal choice and feel they should buy what appeals to them.  Some clients have collections, others are looking to acquire, and still others are on budgets and are looking to simply decorate.  I had a client who wanted to invest in fine art and we worked collaboratively with a fine arts dealer, another client who’s husband had a comic book collection that we framed for the home office, and another client where we shopped at home good stores to find inexpensive artwork to fill the walls.

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Domino magazine always featured great little how to tidbits and creative adivce like this spread on different ways to hang artwork.

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This breakfast nook featured in a spread from Elle Decor displays family photos and children’s artwork with a mix of pictures leaning on a shelf and  collaged walls below.  A very personable display of art.

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Framing like items is always such a great way to feature a collection, similar frames and matting define the grouping and look ideal in a hallway or corridor if there are many to display.

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Clustering a set of pictures appears as one large back drop of artwork.

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An interesting vignette of different scaled artwork.

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Art en masse in the same size and framing creates a gallery of artwork.

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Balance dominates in this living room display of art although the pieces of artwork are different in size and frames, but the arrangement is of equal balance.

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Another past Domino magazine feature, a collection of plates (left) and a series of art (right) offer another way of arranging.

{There are so many creative ways to display artwork and arrange wall collections. Analyzing interiors can give you a lot of ideas on how to arrange artwork and figure which works best for your space.}





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Thanks Casa Sugar!

Posted By Jill-LA | Nov 17, 2009 | 2 Comments | Category: Decorating, Design Bloggers, Designers, Walls

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Just thought I’d say thanks to CasaSugar for including a picture I featured in a blog titled “Wall of Mirrors” (linking back to MG as source) on a post they did called “10 Ways to Create A Wall of Mirrors.” Check it out for even more amazing pictures of decorating with mirrors.  I especially love slide no 9.

And to leave you with another image, here’s Kelly Wearstler’s octagon mirror of walls for the high roller suite at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas!

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Pretty rooms infused with nature…

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And if all else fails, bring the tree inside!

{Images collected over time & saved from Domino, Elle Decor, Lowell Hotel NYC, House Beautiful, Kelly Wearstler, Traditional Home.}





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Wall of…frames?

Posted By Jill-LA | Aug 30, 2009 | 6 Comments | Category: Home Exteriors, Walls, Windows

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I recently wrote a post about a wall of mirrors…well, how about a wall of frames?  Gilded window frames, that is!  An architect in Sweden is building a housing project with windows of gilded window frames.  This project consists of 2 houses, both 6 stories wide, with 14 apartments (9 of them duplex apartments), glossy white enameled facade panels, with cast aluminium window frames that are gold leaf painted.  This reminds me a lot of something Philippe Starck would have done – mixing modern with rococo, neo-classicism, etc.

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Wall of Mirrors

Posted By Jill-LA | Aug 26, 2009 | 10 Comments | Category: Decorating, Design Inspiration, Walls

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall…

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Wet Wood

Posted By Jill-LA | Aug 16, 2009 | 7 Comments | Category: Floors, Walls

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This company makes wood tiles that can be used in both dry & wet areas! Check out their site here.





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Evolutionary Tiles

Posted By Jill-LA | Jun 09, 2009 | 4 Comments | Category: Color, Designers, Floors, Walls

 

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The one and only, Karim Rashid – known for everything from product design, industrial design, furniture design, interior design; has now launched a line of ceramic tile.
You make recognize some of his furniture as well as product design for Umbra

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The ceramic tile line is called “R+Evolution by Karim Rashid” and is available thru Design Tale Studio.  The series showcase Rashid’s strong use of color and signature panache with eleven wall decors and five floor tiles.

 

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These wall tiles come 12″ x 36″ and as pictured above – a creative idea for any surface such as a table…and up a wall!

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And 12″ x 12″ in a porcelain tile for the floor:

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To view the entire line, along with installation images, click here.

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