In the foyer, an old hardwood floor was re-planed and repurposed to create an accent wall. A unique metal art wall hanging was custom created by Jimmy Don Holmes of JDH Iron Designs in Crawford, Texas. The piece was given to homeowner Bill Graham by Chip and Joanna as a tribute to his service to the country.
A drawing of a butler has been added to one wall in a dining room, along with signatures of friends and family of the homeowners. Off to one side, a glass topped dining table is set for two, including a bottle of white wine.
You may be tempted to create a gallery wall of art, but sometimes the best way to feature an item is to stick with simplicity. “And, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Great-looking art can always wow a space,” says designer Alice Cramer. Scour flea markets and consignment stores, or befriend an emerging artist or sculptor.
Instead of letting lonely socks pile up here and there, turn them into wall decor. This funny, functional sign, available from Iron Accents, puts singles on display and makes it a cinch to pair them up once you track down the perfect mates.
On episode seven of HGTV Design Star season six, contestant Mark is asked to make over a formal living and dining room for a young couple. Because the couple loves music, Mark creates a custom record installation. "The record wall...stunning," says judge Vern Yip.
Mosaics on the historic grounds of Villa D'Este, Italy's most storied retreat, are among the country's most photographed landmarks. This particular wall is the Mosaic of Nymphaeum Villa D'Este which is an example of Renaissance architecture. Emphasizing pattern and scale, Renaissance style draws influence from Roman architecture.
Apple green tones are happy and fresh. The wall color creates a bright backdrop for the neutral sofa and coffee table. Decorative elements like complimentary throw pillows, plants and an apple bowl highlight the fresh, green look. The gallery wall breaks up the green so it does not wash out the room.
This mudroom mixes traditional elements with a bold graffiti art wall. The space offers a closet with plenty of storage and organization, while the bright red art provides a fun greeting upon entering the room.
If you have a collection of treasured pieces and vintage furniture, an excellent way to help showcase the pieces' texture and charm is to pair them against bright white walls. Since the original mid-century modern ceilings of the space are meant to be the room's main focal point, the pure white walls help enhance this feature rather than detract from it.