May 31, 2012

Rooms with a View

If you’ll recall, a month ago I handily dealt with the challenge of buying a gift for the hostess with the mostess. More recently, I figured out a pretty cool solution for another head scratcher…

We face a large swath of empty white wall in our dining area. The space just begs for some black-and-white Noelle Tan prints (her Untitled series is sublime). Unfortunately, each one costs at least a few thousand dollars. So until I build up my cash reserves or come home with a big bonus (fat chance!), something needs to hang there in the meantime.

Blank canvas.

One day I came across the site via Walls360 sells graphics made of high-quality fabric material that you peel off like a decal. Their product line includes panoramic murals of everything from a beach in Thailand to Fenway Park. The stuff is beyond practical:

  • Temporary
  • Reusable
  • Re-positionable
  • Won’t damage wall surface
  • Very reasonably priced
  • Wide selection of graphics (and they even do custom work)
  • Eco-friendly
  • Made in the USA

Intrigued, I ordered a wall mural of a London street. Its perspective reminded me a little of the movie Inception. Less than a week later, it arrived. Ta da!

The scale may look weird in this photo, but trust me, it’s totally fine in person.

Transported to London: the seamless edges and lack of a frame makes it look like a peekaboo window in the wall.

Well, our basement needed some love too, so I bought a second graphic. Here’s a”before” image from a previous post:

Color down below.

And here’s a shot of Grand Teton National Park unfurled above the sofa:

Climbing the walls: I like how the rock climber’s jacket picks up the color of the couch.

For less than $100 total, I’d say these were an inspired choice.  I now have a couple of rooms with unexpectedly breathtaking views!


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