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Writing about experiences, news, projects, and life as it relates to the world of interior design and decorative painting.
It occurred to me the other day when I was talking with an interior designer I just met that I perhaps I should explain a bit about what exactly we do as “decorative artists” and how one goes about working with us . Its clear as day for me, but when I describe my profession to new people I meet I either get blank stares or confused looks. I think I need to polish my elevator speech! So first and foremost, let me describe to the world what a decorative artist is and what we do.
Designing for the Designer (No Pressure!)
When Designer Brian Dermitt and his Husband Mark contacted me to create a piece of art for their master suite I was both delighted and terrified.
How a casual conversation between two friends over drinks turned into a really fun art show idea.
I was contacted by designer Heidi Dripps to create a finish that was inspired by a wallpaper that the client loved. The wallpaper was beautiful but there were certain things that didn't work for the client. One, the colorways weren't quite right. And two, the composition wasn't just so. The designer and client wanted me to recreate the feel of the contemporary imagery but create more of a mural.
I get such a kick out of man-made boundaries- imaginary lines that exist to delineate one space from the other. State lines, country borders, time zones, years…all exist to help us measure or delineate…
Urban Threads Home Decor is a drapery and bedding boutique owned by Interior Designer Jane O’Donoghue so you know their stuff will be awesome! I have had the privilege of knowing Jane through local Decorator show houses and can attest to their impeccable style.
Wallpaper--some people love it; other people cringe when they see it. This begs the question: Should wallpaper be used in your decor? While there is no straightforward answer, here are four common misconceptions about wallpaper that you should know before making a decision.