Tuesday Trend Alert- Pixels! Even Wall Murals!

Hello from RAINY NH! 


Yesterday we had just the smallest but certainly gorgeous bit of sunshine. I hopped outside for a walk and am so glad I did…Because today, we are back to a winning week worth of RAIN! UGH! These dark and dreary days can be a bit depressing so I really do try to do anything I can to keep my mood up (like watching re-runs of the Golden Girls or Veronica Mars when I can sneak away).


Another way to keep my mood going? Trend Hunting…Yup, I like to scour the internet for the hottest trends and try like heck to make sure that my business says hot and sassy. Even as I speak, I have about 100 images sitting in my database to be cataloged and added to the site. You will have to stay tuned because some of the images are SURE to become BEST SELLERS! 


So, on this fine Tuesday, Let’s talk Pixels!


I have been in the printing business since I got out of college. My first job was at a printer supply company that sold everything from rolls of paper to gorgeous silk and my customers made signs to fine art reproduction. I have to admit, I was always drawn to the art side and probably have sold more canvas and watercolor paper than Michaels Crafts! And in all that time the bane of our existence was PIXELS! To make a really nice reproduction, you need smooth transitions of color. If we had a pixelated image, we started over…


So you can color me shocked that the latest craze is pixels. Who knew? But I do have to admit that I LIKE it! Below you will find my best and coolest examples of pixels. 

I Love this Bag! 

A Pixel Couch would rock in my pad (and may hide all the spilled juice stains from the kids)

Maybe my next Halloween Costume?




Pixels on your wall would be easy peasy at www.customizedwalls.com. We can even pixelate ANY image. Just email me at laurie@customizedwalls.com

So, What do you think of this hot, new trend? Love it or hate it? Drop me a comment and lemme know what you think…..


Ciao for Now! 
XOXO,


Laurie

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Tuesday Trend Alert- Chevron

I do not know about you but I am seeing chevron everywhere lately. The sharp angles draw the eye and add interest. It is a timeless but modern print.

Here are some examples that I think are just killer:

This design can be yours in any color of your choice at www.customizedwalls.com. Just give us a call at (800)425-9959 or email me at laurie@customizedwalls.com for a custom sample.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday Trend Alert: Power Stripes

Today’s Tuesday Trend Alert: Power Stripes!


Have you ever been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC? I am always hit in the face with color and imagination. Particularly the rainbow colored floor. 

Floor of MoMA

This floor is an art piece unto itself. It shows a tribute to color. A vibrant display that just exudes energy. And I have noticed it among my searches for these bright stripe patterns are becoming quite the trend. 

This Stairway is so fun!

Ombre Placemats from the MoMA store..colorful and fun

A Make your own version of the MoMA floor in a dining room. Painters tape can be your FRIEND!
And we have a few customized walls that would help you achieve this bright and happy feeling in  your very own space. You can place onto a floor, wall, ceiling bookcase or more for a great pop of color that will be sure to brighten even your darkest day. 

www.customizedwalls.com Great for a kitchen!

This would be fun in almost any room!

I would use this as an accent. On the interior of a bookcase or panels of a drawer.

More muted version for less color adventurous! www.customizedwalls.com
I love this trend and hope you do too!

Please feel free to check out our website www.customizedwalls.com 


Tuesday Trend Alert

I am going to dedicate my posts on Tuesdays to talk about current trends and how you might be able to use them in your own house. 


Today’s Trend: CHALKBOARD PAINT


All over decor and design blogs and boards, I am seeing chalkboard paint. It definitely can add some charm and drama to any room. 


Here are some unique uses for Chalkboard Paint:

Chalk drawn headboard. So clever! Source: FlyChicks: Almost Free Headboard Tutorial! http://bit.ly/pYRCEb

LOVE this charming wall art! Source: Love Aujourd’hui: Design Inspiration II http://bit.ly/rtWwAQ

Smart way to personalize your space. Add names to the back of your kitchen chairs. Sourced by Apartment Therapy Los Angeles http://bit.ly/r1Fvb6
DIY Chalkboard Paint 1 Cup of your favorite color paint to  2 tbs.  powder tile grout. Easy Peasy!



One of our Customized Wall murals that I think would look just DARLING with chalkboard paint is this one:

Wall Mural from www.customizedwalls.com


I would specify that I only want the drapes printed. I would trim the print tight with some sharp scissors and apply on a wall painted with black chalkboard paint. I can just see all the family’s favorite movie quotes here, can’t you?


Well, talk to you all later….”After all, tomorrow is another day”