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Inspirations & Ideas: Colorful Walls


Mar 3, 2014 , , , , , , , 0 Comments

This week on the blog its all about color – how to use it, where to use it, when to use it! Today we are sharing our favorite Pinterest images from each color – just a little inspiration for this snowy day!

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Red – Red can be an intimidating color to use on walls, but these images show us it can be done beautifully. Red is bold, but can still be cozy, warm and not a five-alarm firetruck disaster. Here’s a few fabulous uses of the color red.

Orange – Orange immediately makes us think of mid century modern styles. Maybe because our dealer Acme Mid Century Modern has a fab orange wall in his space, but we think its because it really just goes so well with the minimalist designs. Here’s a few of our favorite orange-walled rooms.

Yellow – Yellow, oh yellow! So bright & sunny! Brings happiness into any space. But can also be calming and warm. We love the spectrum of choices – from mustard to a warm buttery shade – you can pull off so many different looks with a yellow tone. Just a few of our favorite rooms:

Green – Some may think green can look a little dated, but these rooms prove us totally wrong. Emerald, olive, hunter, deep green, dusty green – so many options, so few walls. A deep green can add loads of elegance and drama to a room, here a few of our favorites!

Blue – Forget sadness, these blues are calming & serene – some even bold and dramatic! From cobalt to powder – blues provide a soothing scene for any room from bedrooms to offices.

Purple – Since Radiant Orchid is Pantone’s 2014 color of the year, there is not color trend hotter than purple right now. We love the range of colors we found on Pinterest, dusty and deep, bold and vibrant – every shade under the sun. Check out some of our favorites;

For more wall color inspirations, check out our Pinterest board!

6 Creative Ways to Display Art


Feb 28, 2014 , , , , , , 0 Comments

This week has been ALL about ART! From paintings to prints we are simply stocked with it this weekend! Here are just a few great pieces of artwork you will find in the store.

evoartwork_1Now, what to do with all of this newfound artwork? We love hanging artwork on the wall, in an earlier blog post we shared some great templates for getting a gallery wall. But, there are so many other creative ways to display artwork! Here are a few exciting ideas:

1. On a table top. Organize artwork thoughtfully on a tabletop with other accessories like vases with a little greenery, stacked books and a tray with trinkets.

2. On a shelf. Place shelving on an empty wall and display artwork on the shelves. Using shelving makes it easy to switch artwork out often without having to put holes your walls! Put a shelf above your bed and add some drama without using a headboard.

3. On the back of a door. Short on wall space? Hang artwork on the back of a door! This is such a creative way to utilize empty space.

4. On a curtain rod. We love this unique idea for displaying artwork, like using shelving it enables you to hang artwork without put lots of holes in your walls and makes its easy to change out artwork.

5. In a shape. Creating a shape with frames adds lots of drama & something interesting to your space. Create a heart, rectangle, or circle using smaller frames.

5. On a gallery wall. We discussed this in more detail earlier this week, but creating a gallery wall is a fun way to display a mix of art, photographs, empty frames, mirrors – anything really! Organize them in an orderly way or let it be a little random!

We hope you found some great ideas for displaying your artwork – we hope to see you in the shop this weekend!

Frame Basics: Hanging Art


Feb 28, 2014 , , , , , 0 Comments

So, how many prints do you have in your home framed, ready to be hung, leaning on a table or wall somewhere? We have a few. The task of hanging artwork on your walls can seem a little daunting, especially when you want a particular look but aren’t sure how to get it. Well, we have found a few great templates to help you plan a gallery wall or creative display.

Later on we’ll share ideas for creative ways to display art in other ways besides the wall, but for now – its all about the wall.

Want a gallery wall look? Use one of these great templates – it also helps to lay the artwork on the floor and play with the layout. Move pieces around until you find a layout that you like, keep in mind it does not have to be uniform, it can be random just keep an eye out for what looks good together.


These templates are great because they give you dimensions – so if you are still trying to figure out how to frame your artwork, you can use one of these templates to help you select your frames.

In the store this week we have a great selection of vintage artwork, prints and original pieces of art. Find something that fits in with your style this week! Stay tuned for our email newsletter this week, we’ll be sharing ideas for creative and unique ways to display art!

Image Source: Pinterest