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Artsy Walls: Alison from Sylphofthestitch

More art to love. This time, it’s from Toronto girl, Alison G. from the Sylphofthestitch blog. Nice workspace, thanks for sending this in!

“I finally decided to convert my dining table into a desk. I’m pretty happy thus far, I’m more productive. I think. The sun pours in in the morning and I’m at ground level so I can look out at all the people walking on the street.” – Alison

Thanks, Alison! The clothesline display is a huge trend right now, I can’t believe how often I’m seeing this in homes — It’s a great way to rotate what inspires you without investing in frames and nailing too many holes into your wall (especially good for renters). If you don’t want to use traditional clothespins, you can opt for mini binder clips or mini clothespins in plain wood, primary colors, or in pastel colors (I really like the white myself).

HOW TO: To create this fun wall display, locate 2 tacks (I like map tacks), a few mini clothespins, and about 36″-70″ of twine or Beadalon wire, size depends on how long you’d like your display to be. I suggest 36″-50″ max since a long line tends to sag a lot; you want your line to remain somewhat taut. Measure your wire/twine to fit the space, and tie *one* end tightly around *one* tack. Position your tack into the wall and firmly pull the wire/twine and then when you find the perfect spot, position the tack into the wall and tie/loop that end around the tack. Try to keep your art as lightweight as possible – cards, photographs, gift tags, etc. work best.

Have a wall to share with us? Send me your website/blog URL, your name, and your images (or a link to them): decor8blog{at}yahoo{dot}com

(image from sylphofthestitch)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, walls, workspace on April 17, 2007
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Artsy Walls: Art School Dropout

Jessee wrote in from Art School Dropout with fun art pics and home photos of their Maryland abode. Go Jessee! Take a tour of their home here.

Thanks, Jessee!

(images from art school dropout)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, walls on April 17, 2007

Show me your art wall!

An earlier post today on displaying art made me think of something. It’s nice seeing art in the styled homes of our favorite magazines because that’s where we go to pick up tips, but how do *you* display your art, and are you willing to share your wall/s with other decor8 readers? If so, please email your art wall to me at decor8blog {at} yahoo {dot} com with a link to your blog/website, along with your name and I just may post it right here sometime this week. So go ahead… It’s time to show and tell. :)

Here’s a snapshot of Erin’s art wall, isn’t it cool? For a guide to all the art in this photo, click here. Thanks Erin for the tip! I spotted an Ashley Goldberg there already… I love that girl!

Posted in Arts + Crafts, diy, walls on April 17, 2007

Angela Adams Rugs + Prints

Angela Adams is going strong for Spring ’07, with a full blown e-commerce website, a special collection of couture rugs (that most of us can only dream of owning), and two limited edition prints for your walls, there’s nothing this lady isn’t exploring. Up first, are the rugs we can afford (via Design Public), then, a few limited edition prints that she signed and numbered (via her website for $25 each), and finally, some amazing couture rugs (prices start at $93-225 per square foot), available right here.


(images from design public and angela adams)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, flooring, walls on April 17, 2007

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