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October, 2014

Wicked Cool Wallpaper, The Dark Side of The Wall

It’s the season of longer evenings and deep, saturated color. Wallpaper with dark fields or subjects add depth and contrast to a space. It also gives muscle to subjects that might be considered overly feminine.

Recently in a Holladay home I selected an over scale floral wallpaper that initially reads like photography and on closer inspection reads like a painting. It’s painterly brushstrokes has visitors scratching their heads. This fantastic illusion is unexpected and impactful.

This wallpaper was for a client who had an edgier aesthetic. It is black on white but could have just as easily been realized in reverse. The flowers are made up of pixelated black widows. They say their guests delight in discovering the spiders.

Here are a few other wallpapers from the dark side of the wall.

Pechanga Moths from Ecuador via art.com


Wild Wall Via Domestic’s

Fall Trend Forecast

Fall Trend Forecast

Fall is a the time of year that ushers in new ideas for home. A couple of strong trends are emerging. I am seeing copper reappear in modern forms. It is showing up paired with perennial favorites of gold and silver.  All that glitters is good and copper is the new IT metal. Copper is always complimentary to the inky indigos that we are all loving.  I am also seeing textile wall hangings make a claim for the NOW statement piece. These examples go beyond macramé and are textural art forms. It a natural progression from our obsession with knit. Fall trends are rooted in organic materials.

I love these fabulous Park Place stools with the rosy copper by Yabu Pushelberg.

Via Avenue Road

This floor lamp explores mixing elements in an evolutionary mash up for Bonjour Milan 2014.


Via Atelier Biagetti

The habibi side table in copper is great with its gold and silver counterparts.

Via Nest Design Company Inc.

These accessory art objects are amazing stacking vessels.

Via Stacking Vessels by Pai Design

I love the blurred boundaries of artist Anan Teresa Barboza’s piece.

Suspension Via Ana Teresa Barboza

And an airy composition by artist Nike Schroeder could win over anyone who thinks it might not be for them.

Via Nike Schroeder

The delightful handiwork of artist Natalie Miller’s wall hangings are enough to catalyze a craze.

Via Natalie Miller