Saturday, May 26, 2007

Decorating Fun




Here's an inexpensive way to decorate a wall or corner and add lots of visual impact. I used vintage asian advertising postcards (a great thrift find) displayed on wooden plaques, boxes and finials from a home center. I painted the surface of all the wooden items black and added accents of gold with stenciled designs. I then enlarged the vintage images to fit some of the wood pieces and glued them onto the surface. When the glue dried, I created an interesting arrangement with the various items on the wall above a black shelf. The great thing about this composition is that there is a great deal of dimension and interest in size and placement.
Now there's a funky conversation wall on a tiny budget!

Project and styling Debbie Egizio
Photography by Brian Nightengale

15 comments:

KLKinFLA said...

You are so creative! This is great looking...I love the varying depths of the pieces.

Debbie Egizio said...

Hi Klkinfla. Thanks so much! I was really inspired by the images. They are so beautiful and I wanted to showcase them in a very unique way. So, my brain came up with this project. Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by. It's always nice to hear from you. Glad to see your blog is back on track.

Gypsy Purple said...

Very very lovely...great idea...

Kathleen Rietz said...

I envy your creativity, my friend! You are awesome! Don't ever stop! -kate : )

ValGalArt said...

very inspired! It looks like a picture from a magazine!

Debbie Egizio said...

Hi Gypsy! Thanks for stopping by and saying such nice things. Kate you are too sweet! You have nothing to envy when it comes to creativity, yours seems to be boundless. Thanks Val gal! Glad to hear that my work is inspiring. The image actually is from a magazine. I workded as a Designer and photo stylist for several decorating magazines and this was one of my photo shoots.

Debbie Egizio said...

Can I ever post without a spelling error? I meant "worked" in the above message. My brian knows how to spell, it's just that my fingers seem to punch in extra letters. They have a mind of their own and it's a rebellious one at that.

Debbie Egizio said...

I did it again. My brain. Well what's wrong with my brain?

DesigningFairy said...

Hi Debbie, I didn't know you were a stylist for mags! That would explain the amazing sense of decorating style. Oh, and I want that pink dress. :)

Perriette said...

This is sooo sooo pretty...I'm jealous. I think I say that a lot on this blog, don't I. You just stop it! Making me jealous, that is.

Debbie Egizio said...

Hi Ronni! Thanks, you always say the nicest things. I want that pink dress too. Can't have it so I just post it.
Hello Perriette! Jealous? You have no reason with such an amazing blog and the coolest art on the planet! I love to visit your site, it's always an interesting adventure.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

you definately have a good eye for design as well!

Perriette said...

Thanks Debbie! But you should see my apartment...yeech. What a mess, taking forever to get my studio/living quarters into shape.

Debbie Egizio said...

Thanks ascender! So very nice of you to say.
Periette, I can relate. My house needs to be shaped up. Right now my diningroom is a complete disaster. It is currently playing the role of my studio and all of my in process creations are spilling out all over the first floor. YIKES!!
Why is the creative process so messy at times?

Jen r. said...

I just saw this post. Love the way this looks!
Jen