Archive for the ‘French Design’ Category

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 […]

Retro Wallpaper – 1920s To 1980s

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Today’s post is all about retro wallpaper. But what is retro? What era can be considered retro? What’s the difference between retro and vintage? The Oxford English dictionary defines retro as “characterized by imitation or revival of a style from the (relatively recent) past; (more generally) backward-looking, nostalgic, esp. affectedly so“. As for an era, […]

Unusual Wall Tiles

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Wall tiles is a pretty broad category – they come in all shapes, sizes, materials and colors, and can take a room from blah to wow in an afternoon (especially if you’re using the small tiles that come in big sheets). I have written about them before on this blog in my Kitchen Tiles and […]

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 […]

Using Curtain Fabric On The Walls

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

As I mentioned in my upholstery fabric post, putting fabric on the walls helps to soften up the feel of a room, and also helps with echo and chilly walls. Just because it’s sold as “curtain” or “drapery fabric” does not mean it has to go on a window. There are tons of fun ways […]

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 […]

Using Upholstery Fabric As Wall Decor

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

So you’re bored with your old white painted walls, or perhaps they’re not so fresh-looking anymore, but you don’t want to bother with wallpaper or prefer not to put nails in them to hang art. Or maybe you’re renting, or living in a dorm room, where you’re not allowed to make any permanent changes. Using […]

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 […]

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