Monday, January 30, 2017

Un Art

Art doesn't always have to be an oil stretched onto canvas or a print matted, framed and hung on a wall.  For me, ordinary objects can be art as well.


In my sun room, a pull-down classroom sea life map is my over-sized art.

Pull-Down Classroom Map As Art

An iron window grate is art on my mantel.

An Iron Window Grill as Art in Family Room


I filled a container with a collection of shed antlers.

Shed Antlers in a Glass Container as Art

The cloche on my porch has a mercury glass bird and coral.

A Bird and Coral Fill a Cloche

More shells fill a large faux shell on my mirrored table.

More Shells as Art

A large garden gate is art layered behind a framed map in my living room.

A Garden Gate as Art and as a Back Drop


I placed a remnant of my Trina Turk fabric into a frame for some modern art.

Framed Fabric Remnant as Art


I applied architectural book plates to book spines.

Architectural Book Plates Applied to Book Spines in My Pantry


An architectural fragment, urns, and globes are "art" in our bedroom.

A Column Fragment, Globes and Urn "Art" in Our Bedroom

Faux taxidermy is art too.  My Anthropologie elephant trophy is a fave.

Anthropologie Elephant Trophy as Art

On my screened porch, a large metal ceiling tile is my art.

Antique Metal Ceiling Tile on My Screened Porch


A wall sconce, leather books and an architectural fragment are my foyer art.

Foyer Art:  Wall Sconce, Architectural Fragment, and Leather Books


I've had a pair of these wonderfully weathered farm machinery gears for a while.
They need to find a home in my home soon.



I'd love to know what you have as "un art" in your home.

Sharing on A Stroll Thru Life

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Vignettes At The Co-Op

It's our first sale of 2017 at Buckeystown Design Co-Op.  Here's a sneak peek at my merchandise.
To see more go to the Co-Op's Facebook page here.















Monday, January 9, 2017

Design Musings: Why Symmetrical?

There's something to be said for the balance that symmetry gives to a room.  Have you ever thought about how those symmetrical pairings would work when placed side by side?

Lately I've decided that pairs don't have to be separated and symmetrical, but rather
   placed end-to-end, stacked on top, or my favorite configuration:  side by side.

Take a peek and tell me what you think.

MIRRORS

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DRESSERS


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BOOKSHELVES

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BEDS

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TABLES


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LIGHTING


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DRAWERS AND DOORS