Archive for the ‘British Design’ Category

Metal Art You Won’t Easily Forget

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

What makes something art? Is it beauty? Is it in the eye of the beholder? Is it because it is original and creative? It’s an old question that has as many answers as there are people asking it. A common definition is “The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a […]

Paper Cutting – 5 Amazing Artists You Must Check Out

Monday, January 30th, 2012

I just recently discovered paper cutting (how did I not know about this before?!?) and was blown away by the things that these skilled artists are creating with just paper and scissors (or knives). I also realized I have done lots of paper cutting myself without knowing that that’s what it technically was, and I’m […]

Fabulous Tealight Candle Holders

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

After what has been a record warm fall and beginning of winter here in the northeastern US, the chill has started to set in and I finally feel like cozying up inside (it wasn’t until the second half of December I changed to winter curtains – it just didn’t feel right when it was in […]

The Grand Tour From Osborne And Little

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

I have completely fallen in love with the Grand Tour Osborne and Little wallpaper collection. They were released this past spring, but the colors and patterns work year round. The company says the collection was inspired by “the artistic and architectural treasures of Italy, especially those of Venice, as discovered by aristocratic young Englishmen on […]

Book Wallpaper Designs

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Books are always in style, whether they’re for reading or just being used for wall decor purposes, and especially right now. They are everywhere this fall, and they certainly do add a large dose of coziness to a room. We have more books than we know what to do with in our house (mainly thanks […]

New Wallpaper From Osborne & Little

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Osborne & Little just announced their new fall collection of wallpapers: the Komodo, which consists of a variety of animal prints (some with metallic finishes, which is huge this fall), and the Strand, with stripes in different hues and boldness. Animal prints are not my thing personally, but if I had to pick a favorite […]

Nails Art

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Art can be created from any medium really, and as we all become more aware of our wasteful ways and the impact is has on the environment, more and more artists of all disciplines are re-using and recycling a variety of materials. In today’s post, we are focusing on art made from something so seemingly […]

Creative Decals From A Company That Cares

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

There are a lot of companies that make and sell wall decals, and many are very similar, so it’s extra exciting when you find one that stands out from the crowd, and for all the right reasons. Hu2 Design (I have featured one of their designs before, in the vinyl wall art post) was founded […]

Classic And Contemporary Wall Lights

Monday, February 21st, 2011

While it may seem like they are mostly there for utilitarian purposes, light fixtures can have a huge impact. We just had a new ceiling pendant lamp put up in our bedroom the other day, and it completely changed the look and feel of the room. It went from being a space we never spent […]

Orange Wallpaper

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Some people can’t stand orange; others can’t get enough of it. It is a strong color that can be overwhelming in large quantities, but super chic and fun in smaller doses and as an accent. The name “orange” was used for the fruit in the 1300s already, but as a description of color, it supposedly first […]

Awesome Metal Art For The Walls

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Metal wall art can be so many things – purely ornamental wall decor, illuminating, informative, reflective, warming, functional, etc. Today’s post has a little bit of everything and incorporates vintage, functional and solely decorative pieces, and without further ado, here they are: Raindrops First out are these great vintage mid-century modern pieces by Curtis Jere. […]

Interesting Wall Lamp Designs

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Wall lamps definitely fall under the category “functional wall decor”, but that doesn’t mean they have to be plain and boring (as we saw in my wall sconces post). Thanks to creative designers all over the world, there are tons of fun, unique, innovative and gorgeous lamps to choose from. Here are some of my […]

5 Unusual Wallpaper Designs

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Wallpaper is making a huge comeback and no wonder – it’s an easy way to dress up a room, a focal wall, or even just a wall panel. And the leftovers can be used as framed art, wall decor collages, wrapping paper, greeting cards – any creative paper craft you can think of. In any […]

Green Wallpaper

Monday, October 25th, 2010

These days, when you see the word “green” in combination with anything, you immediately think environmentally friendly and eco-conscious. I’m sure I’ll write a post about those kinds of wallpapers too eventually, but this one is all about the color green. Green is a color with both positive and negative connotations (green thumb, greenback, green […]

Fabulous And Functional Vinyl Wall Art

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

When vinyl wall art decals first appeared on the market, they were an instant hit, and the popularity just continues to grow. New designs are popping up on a regular basis, and you can find everything from cute to very clever to rather disturbing – how about a huge sticker from the Shining, or a […]

Cozying Up A Room With A Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

The nights are really starting to get chilly around here; perfect for cuddling up on the couch with a good book and a glass of wine while listening to the crackling of a fire. If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace. One of the biggest compromises I made when we bought our home was […]

6 Fun Wall Art Stickers

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Our motto here at WDS is “nobody likes staring at a blank wall” and that rings true for most people. However, there are times when you want to jazz up the wall decor, or create a new look but don’t want to bother with wallpaper, spend a weekend painting, or damage your walls with nails […]

Blue Wallpaper

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Blue is one of those timeless colors that never really go out of style. Sure, certain shades lose a bit of their popularity every now and then, but you never see an entire fashion or decorating season completely void of blue. Blue has long been considered a color that “feels quiet” and helps to cool […]

5 Unusual Wall Mirrors

Friday, July 30th, 2010

People have enjoyed looking at their reflection since the beginning of time. Historians think the first “mirrors” were likely pools of water, and I would have loved to be there when the first person ever saw his or her reflection. I wonder what they were thinking? I know the first time my dog saw herself […]

Chandeliers On The Wall

Friday, July 23rd, 2010
Bathroom Chandelier

I have always loved chandeliers. To me, they bring up nostalgic images of European castle ballrooms filled with people in gorgeous outfits dancing the night away, extravagant theater lobbies, the Moscow subway, old churches with enormous (and sometimes very unusual) chandeliers hovering above the visitors, or here in the US, grandiose estates owned by the […]

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