Saturday, September 5, 2009

Southern Living Saturday: Unique Wall Art

The cooler weather we have been experiencing has me in a "nesting" mode! I enjoy every season, especially the beginning of each of them. I get very excited to dig out the decor for each new season and give our home a different look. I try not to be too Holiday specific with the decorative items I choose, opting for items that will look nice for longer periods of time. A lot of the items I decorate with can be changed for each season just by adding different flowers or "fluff" to them!

I love our brick fireplace, but I would LOVE to have a mantel that looks like this! If you would like to create the look in the above picture in your home, these are the items you will need from our fall Southern Living at HOME catalog:



  1. 2 - Cordova Candle Sconces (item #40974)

  2. 4 - Filigree Iron Wall Sconces (item #41116) Instructions below!

  3. 2 - Jackson Square Lidded Urns (item #41233)

  4. 1 of the Olive Jar Trio set (item #41027)

  5. 2 sets of the Drake Firefly Lanterns (item #41208)

  6. The Cordova Firescreen (item #41108)

  7. Our Entertaining Bucket and Tray (item #40672) a Customer Special this month!
It will take four of these Filigree Iron Wall Sconces to create the circle. The votive holder is completely detachable (it slides into a bracket in the back) If you are like me, you don't want a million nails holes in the wall, so start by laying out the design you want to create on a piece of paper on your floor. To create the circular pattern lay each of the wall sconces at an angle, points touching at the top and bottom. Mark on the paper where the nails need to go. (hanging hardware is included with each sconce) Tape the paper to the wall and pound your nails according to your marks. Tear the paper off, hang the sconces and WA - LAH! You have unique wall art!

Wouldn't something like this be pretty hanging in the center of your new wall art? Or a simple grapevine wreath - the possibilities are endless!

3 comments:

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous! I wish my mantel looked like that, too!

decorquips said...

Wonderful finds here! Also, I made an interesting discovery. Here’s an excerpt from an article I wrote about it this month…
DÉCOR TIPS & QUIPS from AlphabetPIX.com
Bring Out The YOU In Your Home Decor!
Bill Blass said, “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” Decorating takes on a new meaning for each individual. Different tastes in decor mean different furniture, artwork and color palettes. So what is the rule of thumb for making your place zing if it’s not a certain style, pattern, or color?
Bring out the Y-O-U!
Make a statement and let your personality shine through! Add your zing to make it pop. Hang something personal on the wall with a few well-chosen accents-bold and beautiful. The trend for decor is becoming more and more personalized.
Whatever you want to say while decorating, say it with your own individual style. Put it out there for the world to see and don’t look back. Express yourself! When people enter your home they’ll shoot you a complementary smile, knowing it looks and feels sooooo perfectly like you. And no one can do YOU better.
by T. Miller
Décor Tips & Quips from AlphabetPIX
http://www.alphabetpix.com
Take your individual decorating style to a whole new level of personalization, and discover a new way of looking at the world around you - Create your own Personalized Name Art with Photos That Look Like Letters!
tags: alphabetpix, personalized name art, alphabet photography, alphabet photo art, name in photos, photo letters, photo name designs, name gifts, name photos, photo alphabet, personalized gifts, name designs, decorating, home décor, interior design, wall art, design ideas, wedding gifts, personal gifts, personal art

decorquips said...

Wonderful finds here! Also, I made an interesting discovery. Here’s an excerpt from an article I wrote about it this month…
DÉCOR TIPS & QUIPS from AlphabetPIX.com
Bring Out The YOU In Your Home Decor!
Bill Blass said, “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” Decorating takes on a new meaning for each individual. Different tastes in decor mean different furniture, artwork and color palettes. So what is the rule of thumb for making your place zing if it’s not a certain style, pattern, or color?
Bring out the Y-O-U!
Make a statement and let your personality shine through! Add your zing to make it pop. Hang something personal on the wall with a few well-chosen accents-bold and beautiful. The trend for decor is becoming more and more personalized.
Whatever you want to say while decorating, say it with your own individual style. Put it out there for the world to see and don’t look back. Express yourself! When people enter your home they’ll shoot you a complementary smile, knowing it looks and feels sooooo perfectly like you. And no one can do YOU better.
by T. Miller
Décor Tips & Quips from AlphabetPIX
http://www.alphabetpix.com
Take your individual decorating style to a whole new level of personalization, and discover a new way of looking at the world around you - Create your own Personalized Name Art with Photos That Look Like Letters!
tags: alphabetpix, personalized name art, alphabet photography, alphabet photo art, name in photos, photo letters, photo name designs, name gifts, name photos, photo alphabet, personalized gifts, name designs, decorating, home décor, interior design, wall art, design ideas, wedding gifts, personal gifts, personal art