Friday, September 24, 2010

FRIDAY: Vignette Fridays - Artie's On The Hunt

Have you ever come across a photo on a blog, on a website, in a book, or a magazine and then tried to find it again? The details a little fuzzy, but the picture vividly recognizable ... if only you could find it.

That's been my challenge for the last two days. Searching endlessly through blogs and facebook, flickr and saved files for one solitary photo. Who's responsible for this stunning room that's given me a search headache? Dan Marty! When DMD had a showroom at LA Mart way back in 2009, a photo circulated online for a few days and the mysteriously vanished - apparently for good. A beautiful living room set up in the corner of the showroom, walls beautifully finished in Farrow & Ball's Broadstripe 1315. (Thank you Brooke Giannetti for the lead.)

The format for the paper is diagonal, but DMD hung it horizontally, widening the space and making for a dramatic overall effect. I was able to come up with this image via of the same wallpaper but a different room in the DMD showroom.

Taken with her iphone, the photo was exactly what I needed to prove that I wasn't going crazy, and that I had indeed seen the space at the DMD showroom. Why was I so intent upon finding the image? Firstly, I'm in love with the russet/salmon/clay/terracotta/coral color. It's so rich and the depth is amazing. A few of my coral lust photos from the saved bin:

Secondly, I've been working hard on several projects, one of them my own home office and after some thought, and some real LUCK, I have copied (sort of) the Farrow and Ball paper without even trying!

You see, a couple of years ago, I found a wallpaper from Candice Olson by York that I was all too happy to copy. I didn't though, because I never found a stencil that would work. I did keep the paint - and a little blue tape later:

Yes, my stripes are 1' wide ... for a few reasons. (1) Laziness - I didn't want to have to level out a room full of 5 1/4" stripes. (2) I think that for the space the larger format stripes work best given the size and the row of bookcases on the opposite side of the room. In the photo above you see the entry wall and alcove - which will soon become my small (but effective) home office. Until then, I suppose I should show you what I worked on this week using my Paint Crush: MSL Silhouette:

A tease, but a perfect taste of what's to come as I put this space together piece by piece. This week, the vignette of my design books, paired with collections of Scott's cook books and our own faves, asian pottery, turkish metalware, pheasant feathers and reminders of our sweet Wadju look great on my newly faced bookshelves, painted "Silhouette" and calling out FINISH ME WILL YA!? So with that I leave you to comment, link up, re-direct, and get inspired with these gorgeous Vignettes from around blogland.

Happy Friday! Oh, and if this is your first time here, WELCOME! And please, consider becoming a follower on the right sidebar. You're all the best! The button to post on your blog this week is here:

Please post it to let everyone know that you are participating, and direct them back to Color Outside the Lines to see all of the other vignettes! Just below, you'll find where you can add your link thanks to inlinkz!


  1. I'm lovin' those stripes in that gorgeous coral/salmon/terra cotta! 12 inch wide stripes would be MY style- less measuring and taping and easier painting... I can't wait to see the entire room, Artie! What color WOULD you call that? yum...
    ~ Sue

  2. Artie- The stripes are wonderful We did them in my daughter's house a number of years ago...and used them horizontally too. I loved the effect because it broadened the room. I love the coral-the color is amazing and deep but not overly saturated.

    I can't wait to see the whole thing, you tease, you!

    How is Scott doing since losing his companion? Just coming here made me think about him.

    Hugs- Diana

  3. Just found your blog. I will definitely be back to read more :))
    Thank you for hosting!!
    Your newest follower,
    ~ Michella ~

  4. I agree ... those colors are beautiful. I love terra cotta (especially this time of year). Thanks for the "tease" ... can't wait to see more. And, thanks for hosting and letting me share my breakfast room re-do/vignettes. Becca

  5. Oh. My. God. I am in coral love. Artie, I can't wait to see what you did- I'm thinking that wherever we move, I'll be using this color
    xoxo Pattie

  6. Hi Artie! It's so nice to meet you and hang out for a bit with another designer who loves color! I am your newest follower and now that I know where you hang out, I'll be back. Stop by and visit my little cottage when you can. Bentley will want to meet you too.

    Susan and Bentley

  7. Those colors are very striking in stripes. Beautiful work!

  8. Love the coral and what you're doing with the vignettes. I just started working on my place and will take inspiration from your friends' submissions!

  9. The coral colors are yummy. So warm. Thank you for hosting Vignette friday. I love seeing all of the beautiful vignettes done by such talented people.

  10. Love that color but too much of it can make you irritable, anyway it has that effect on me.


  11. E 'vero! Penso che questo sia una buona idea. Pienamente d'accordo con lei.
    E 'vero! Ritengo che questa sia un'ottima idea.

  12. Beautiful color ~ it's different and looks yummy! Speaking of yummy ~ I was just in Pier 1 yesterday, and I think I saw a new fall candle in this color (they were called cake spice).

    ALSO: Thank you so much Artie for your lighting shop tips! I'm sure they will come in handy for now and the future... =)

    Your home is beautiful. Thanks for hosting VF!!! I love seeing all the lovely vignettes ppl share - and learning of new (to me) blogs...

    :D Lynda

  13. Hi Artie,
    I love both the stripes and the color. I know what you mean, a lovely salmon coral color. Perfect.
    Thanks for hosting Vignette Fridays.

  14. Thanks for inviting me over Artie. I will try to remember your Friday party. Love your blog!

  15. I saw SALMON and thought of you... I saw it merchandised on an endcap at Homegoods. It was filigree jars, vases and candleholders... paired with white. Althoughholiday is just around the corner, the endcap seemed to be a prelude set for Spring 20111...

    xo Lynda