Sunday, January 10, 2010

Room and Board

Everyone has cards, photos, and memorabilia on their desks that clutter their work surface. We advocate gathering them up and displaying them where they can be seen and enjoyed everyday. One of favorite projects is creating oversized wall mounted memory boards. All that's required is some available wall space - they're great in offices, bedrooms, kids' rooms etc. They can be made in any fabric with any ribbon trim. Here's one that we made in burlap above a desk in a kitchen alcove:




Another fun way to display memorabilia is under a piece of glass cut to fit the tabletop.
Here in a guest room with a bit of a French feel, postcards and a map of Paris create some visual interest.
 ( It's a good way to disguise any imperfections on your tabletop too.)

Creating a changing display of your favorite mementos is a stylish and practical way to express more of your personality in your rooms, while controlling the constant paper chase!



Valerie Wills Interiors said...

I love the burlap board - loved seeing all the Union Jacks too. Was your client English?

Transformations Home Stylists said...

Hi Valerie- More of an Anglophile than actually English! I personally love Union Jacks and think they are just so decorative and fun- they seem to lend the "cool' factor to any room!

Valerie Wills Interiors said...

I totally agree - I blogged a while back about Union Jack and a few other English things... you might like it too: