Thursday 23 July 2009

Textured and 3D Walls

Below: Modular Arts- West Edge, LA and Bella Mare, Aventura, FL

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Below: Ken Gangbar- Nobu in Athens, Interior Design by the Rockwell Group


Below: Kelly Deck Design in Canadian House and Home- May 09- silk butterflies

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Below: Pirsc 3D wallpaper- airplanes, crosses, roses…and other cool accessories


Below: Gary Hutton and the Modern by Design Showhouse- Katiedid posted this great series on the showhouse. The dots on the wall are actually  Swarovski “pearls”, and they represent seismic activity in North America. Very Cool! Thanks  Katie! I also found this wall of toilet paper in a bathroom designed by Gary at Apartment Therapy…pictured below. He looks at the wall in  a new way!

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Below: Yabu Pushelberg, W- Blue Fin Restaurant- NYC Times Square, the next picture was taken by me a few years back…look at the great scale and juxtaposition of the wood wall  and mobile…stunning! The staircase shows off anyone who dares to walk up.

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Below: Rammed Earth Walls that continue inside- Patricia Gray did a great post about Rammed Earth Walls after her stop at a First Nations Winery in the Interior of BC…this one is in Tucson

Below: Architectural panels by Inhabit- these are the Shangri La series


Below: 3D wallpaper by Mio


Below: I love these wood slat and firewood walls I found on Flicker 

wood walls by Idle Type.

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Bored by your studio walls?

Below: Green wall- Musée du quai Branly must have been the influence for this green wall inside this antique store in Paris.


Above: Musee de quai Branly, Paris, photo by Michelle Morelan

Below: Antique Store in Paris near our hotel



Below: The lobby of The Saxon Boutique Hotel in South Africa- sometimes a collection of many can equal perceived texture. These are especially great, because each basket has physical texture as well, and speaks to the site…check out the hotel…simply breathtaking.



Unknown said...

Your pictures are breath taking! There is something about textured 3D walls that adds another dimension to a room. It really takes the concept of abstract art to a whole new level. I particularly like the rammed wall in Tuscany and the green walls in Paris. They are particularly environmentally friendly.
Great Post!!

Brillante Interiors said...

The Blue Fin walls are spectacular and I am very partial to any vertical garden. Interesting to see what you can put on a wall.

Darrell Morrison said...

Fantastic photos!! I was always wondering what the big hype was about walls paper and now I get it. The wood paneling from flicker is my favorite, I love the multiple level of depth. Also the carved wall from NYC looks like a rake finish, their was lots of talk about that finish in the decorative world a few years back. I agree with Patricia about the environmentally friendly and green walls.


I have always think that texture is more important than colour or other elements in design - Texture gives you that moment of presence, that 3d tactile quality that gives you a sense of belonging.

Great entry! Michelle

Brillante Interiors said...

I am still here just to say how much I love your mixed media paintings. They will look great in most interiors.Brava.

Anonymous said...

I love it!

I just don't know if I can afford someone to dust off all of those nooks and crannies in that great texture. :)

annechovie said...

Great post - I love textured walls and esp. the ones at Blue Fin. Very cool and great photos, Michelle!

Juxtaposition Design said...

I absolutely think that all of these are awesome and add so much interest. We actually have the modular art seen in the first picture at the sushi restaurant that I work at here in Michigan. Exciting to see that piece featured on here!

DesignTies said...

Wow, these are great ways to kick up your walls a notch or two. Or ten!!

I remember the picture of the staircase in the Blue Fin Restaurant from your post about mobiles. It's so awesome!! The walls with the butterflies and the crystals are so pretty. And I love the natural look and feel of the wood slat walls.