I had an idea for a Pollack-like, splatter look for a client’s wall that was inspired by some very cool splatter designs I’d been seeing.
I’m often fascinated by what comes up during the course of a project. I had an idea for a Pollack-like, splatter look for a client’s wall that was inspired by some very cool splatter designs I’d been seeing. I like how the splatter can be condensed or loose.
When coming up with a splatter design for my client, I worked with an artist to develop not only the look I wanted, but the correct consistency of paint. The key was to use a paint that would splatter on the wall, but not drip. It took some trial and error to concoct just the right mixture.
Even though the client chose not proceed, it is all about the process and the journey. Working with the artisan to understand the process and the selection of the correct color palette to make the masterpiece come together was a great experience. It’s also fun looking forward to the moment of being inspired by that client who opens the door for exploration into something unique.
One of my favorite go-to designs, chevron’s classic herringbone pattern never goes out of style.
One of my favorite go-to designs, chevron’s classic herringbone pattern never goes out of style. It’s a great graphic whether you go with a large, medium, or small style. A chevron pattern has a subtle or bold impact depending on the color or scale. I love this pattern on an entryway’s wood floor, but you can implement a chevron design in many other ways. Here are some chevron examples I love!
1. Antique French oak floor in a chevron pattern, from Exquisite Surfaces:
4. David Hicks Chevron Rug from One Kings Lane
5. Judith Leiber Chevron Swarovski Clutch
7. Zig Zag Chair from Urban Outfitters
8. Herringbone Cool by Arjumand
9. Even in a shoe! By Fendi
10. Chevron Floor, design by Merrilee McGehee
11. Missoni Jarris Fabric from Safari Living
12. Great painted floor with two tones and alternating size. Design by Mary McDonald.
Snakeskin is a big texture I like to use in small doses.
Snakeskin is a big texture I love to use. It’s not something to use in abundance, but in small doses snakeskin is very chic and trendy. It definitely creates a look! And with all this faux stuff available, snakeskin texture isn’t limited to belts and boots. For accessories and accents, snakeskin gives a modern, edgy look. You can find it in a variety of colors and patterns, but one thing all snakeskin has in common is a rich feel that people can’t help but want to touch.
The same approach to using snakeskin in fashion applies to interior design. A little goes a log way and packs a big punch. Snakeskin isn’t for everyone, but it’s a great textile and medium to bring out a bit of daring — very graphic and sexy.