I’ve never been one to display photos in a traditional manner – picture frames scattered throughout my home often feel disorganized – so I’m always looking for ways to hang my favorite memories in a unique fashion. Today alone, I’ve stumbled upon three ideas that I can’t wait to try in my own space. Looks like I’ll be very busy this weekend!…
… turn that artwork upside down?
To be fair, the art pictured is not actually upside down – it just appears to be. Yet what a beautiful reminder it offers for perspective – the importance of seeing the world differently and viewing our surroundings in new and exciting ways.
Inspirational words and phrases are becoming increasingly common in today’s homes, perfect for a midday pick-me-up or gentle reminder. Yet sometimes they feel contrived and over done, don’t you think? There are only so many “house rules” and family mottos to display, and I love the idea of introducing a few more quirky phrases into the mix. Behold, three current favorites fit for any home, perfect for sharing the true writing on the wall!:
Image Credit: Natasja Molenaar Design
… go diagonal?
After spotting this image on Decoratrix, I knew exactly what’s been missing in my art gallery inspiration files. We’ve seen random arrangements, tiled grids, even the floor-to-ceiling approach. But a diagonal, staircase-inspired display of artwork? Perfection.
I love how it frames the low credenza and the patterned flooring plays so well with the geometry above. Tell me – would you try it in your own home? Or do you prefer a more traditional display? I’d love to hear!
Image Credit: Decoratrix
Posted by Cynthia | Filed under Musings
Why decorate? This creative solution to artful storage for wine, is a show stopper. It is simple, organized, and graphic. If you look carefully, you’ll notice the attention to detail given to the vertical alignment of the foil tops of the bottles, and color groupings of red, gold, black and silver. Pulling a punch of color for the banquette seating from the group of red foil tops of the wine bottles, creates a simple yet strong and cohesive presentation. The success of this space is founded in few, repeated elements, and one bold punch of color. This is an easy design strategy to use at home, and the artful wall display could incorporate any necessary tools or personal collection that is an expression of you. Have fun with it. I’d love to see your images! Now, I think this room would really scream with a third element to reinforce the color scheme. With the few, repeated elements, and one punch of color, take a look how different this room will become with the the range of FLOR rugs below. A room, easily transformed with each new introduction of fun on the floor. Easy to change with your mood or design inspiration.
Room Image sourced at ny.eater.com
FLOR rugs: Ins and Outs, Modern Mix, Sitting Pretty, Line by LIne, Line, please, Take a Ribbing. Images sourced at http://www.flor.com