Create interest in any room with this eclectic selection of wall confections
by Julie Davis
Walls are a blank canvas, begging to be adorned. Left bare, they’re simply an afterthought to the rest of your decor. Creatively embellished, they become a focal point of your home. “Hanging something personal and collected like framed coins or matches from a trip abroad, a local nautical map or flea market finds makes a space feel layered and interesting, and creates conversation,” says Kelli Suozzo, owner of Bowerbird, an interior design boutique based in Red Bank. Adds Lauren Guarcello of Porter Design Company in Fair Haven, “The main objective of adding pieces or texture to the wall is to create balance in a space. Adding art or any interesting object draws your eye upward and around the room creating a more harmonious space.”
A hunt around the Two Rivers turned up a plethora of sweet finds, including these five favorites, all of which are sure to put any dull wall on a major sugar high.
Tasteful! Dinner is served, complete with starfish, scallops and sea urchins. Set these handmade and artfully designed John Derian plates randomly on the wall to add color, texture — and most important, intrigue. John Derian Decoupage Plates, Shelter Home, Asbury Park.
Art Deco Grill, Church Street Garden and Home, Little Silver.
Make this rustic, 1930s Art Deco grill the statement piece of the room. Place it in the center of an empty wall or stand it atop your mantle. Either way, it has a lot to say. Art Deco Grill, Church Street Garden and Home, Little Silver.
The perfect accent to any beach-inspired interior, this plank wood sign adds a flash of vintage Jersey Girl glamour. Customize with the name of any town.
Shopping GuideChurch Street Garden and Home 50 Church St., Little Silver (732) 936-1200 www.ChurchStreetGarden.com Red Ginger Home 48 Broad St., Red Bank (732) 345-1000 www.RedGingerHome.com Shelter Home 704 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park (732) 774-7790 www.ShelterHome.com The Stone Hut 82 Ocean Ave., Long Branch (732) 222-6620 www.TheStoneHut.com U Gallery & Boutique 80 Broad St., Red Bank (732) 747-6696