Monday, March 21, 2011

monday musings: plate walls

We hope you all had a glorious weekend! Welcome back to the daily grind.

Plate walls. Once only used as an apparatus to hold consumables, plates have made a comeback in a major way. As decorative wall art. I was watching Sarah's House on HGTV this weekend, and she used brightly colored plates to dress up the walls, although she had a somewhat different take. She took 4 colorful plates and framed each of them in a shadow box. To the uneducated viewer, you would have no idea they were plates had she not mentioned it. It looked amazing and totally zhushed up the walls.

I have always dreamt of having my very own plate wall. It is such a cool way to display a variety of pieces from different time periods, styles and shapes. We totally love this idea and cannot wait to recreate it ourselves. Here are some pictures that have lit our fire.

OH. MY. That is all we can say. Gorg.
Love the punchy colors on the crisp white wall. Pops. 

We love us some blue and white ceramics. What better way to display them than wall art? 
Have to represent the monochromatic. The mixture of the glossy white and the grasscloth textured lampshades...to die for. 

I am sure this looks familiar to everyone. We featured this kitchen a few weeks ago, because it is marvelous. This plate wall is too noteworthy to not include in this magnificent plate wall round up. 
This would be so easy to recreate. Head over to Pier 1 immediately. They have birdie plates in every color under the sun. You will not be disappointed. Love this look paired with the rustic table. 

As we have learned in today's lesson, plates are not just for dining. You will never look at plates the same again and for that, we are thankful. 

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