My Design Weekends

creative walls ... just when I needed help

Deirdre Brennan - Sunday, May 19, 2013

/images/creative_walls.jpg

 

I had spent days fluffing around redoing the bookshelves, rearranging ornaments and nic nacs and changing our artwork ... over and over, never quite happy with the end result  !!  You can imagine how thrilled I was to receive for Mother's Day, Creative Walls - how to display and enjoy your treasured collections, by Geraldine James. 

And I am supposed to be good at this sort of thing.  I do love it ... the fluffing around bit ... but to be able to flick through endless images of other people's creativity does give you the added confidence to go with your own eye and instinct.  Sometimes you need to just walk away and come back with fresh eyes.

I did resist the urge to colour group the books in the library ... mainly because there are just far too many books to start again.  However, quite some time was wasted repositioning a few according to subject matter.  I just had to put all our books on Churchill together, if nothing else.  I am absolutely fascinated by him since reading A Daughter Tale by Mary Soames ... if only I had the time to read more.

Whether it is creating a monochrome, neutral or bold statement with your artwork or artefacts, I feel it all comes down to working with colour.  Play around with different groupings and your eye will tell you which colours just work.

A word of warning ... hours will be lost in the process but the end result will be worth it.  

 

 

 

Comments
Post has no comments.
Post a Comment




Captcha Image


 

Subscribe by Email

Subscribe in a Reader

Recent Posts


Tags

French Provincial antiques design baroque flowers, southern highlands outdoor living justin bishop barbour clothing antiques cafe, good food architecture Courtauld Gallery bowral design shops italian furniture style collections suzi anderson home bookshops autumn gardens, southern highlands bowral david jones flower show southern highlands beach holidays Michelin building, London joe vinks potts point Amangalla dark colours Somerset House, London books artwork garden paint colours vivid sydney Paris shells design shops bowral London Pubs creative walls rabbit trap timber twig furniture beach rustic style London Fashion Week SS 2013 hotel guestrooms Summer french and country interior design bookcases images of London mulberry milton park homewares vivid light hanging art sydneycbd winter holidays white interiors bookshelves wimbledon woollen blankets autumn gardening autumn furniture facebook soft furnishings fresh flowers winter London david jones, sydney belgian antiques j.crew jasper conran Australia colours corsica spring diamond jubilee container homes queen elizabeth wood garance dore black and white interiors andrew montgomery photography country style and design candles sartorialist stone houses pure and general cafes potts point hopewood country house country rustic christmas trees neutral colour palette candles in the garden fashion beach houses throw rugs hunter wellington boots travel kilim rugs dave coote cabins greige hand-made 5 star hotels gervasoni furniture sydney Christmas Decorations design tips geraldine james Sri Lanka chairs

Archive


    Something else?

    1. Beach House Inspiration ... with a touch of black and white Deirdre Brennan 06-Jan-2016
    2. rustic kitchens with style Deirdre Brennan 12-Jul-2015
    3. Latest Stylish Hotel Design in Madrid Deirdre Brennan 23-Jun-2015
    4. winter whites .. the warmth of white interiors Deirdre Brennan 10-Jun-2015
    5. le marianne, paris ... boutique hotel style Deirdre Brennan 01-Feb-2015
    6. beach houses .. currumbin .. my edit 2014/15 Deirdre Brennan 18-Jan-2015
    7. christmas in paris .. Deirdre Brennan 22-Dec-2014
    8. London Christmas .. a glimpse .. No 4 Deirdre Brennan 21-Dec-2014
    9. Christmas in London .. a glimpse .. No 3 Deirdre Brennan 19-Dec-2014
    10. Christmas in London .. a glimpse .. No 2 Deirdre Brennan 17-Dec-2014

    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...