by Lynn Byrne
Unintentionally, Decor Arts Now opened this week in the grayscale. Pretty pictures, but not a lot of color. Time to fix that.
The bedroom shown above was designed by Hilary Bovey for the The 2012 Junior League of Boston Show House. The recent Show House was notable for its many innovative and painterly wall treatments.
This bedroom features beautiful printed landscape wallpaper created by Boston muralist Susan Harter. Susan customized, colored and sized the paper specifically for the room. The design was inspired by the lovely period tile on the fireplace which grew into the pastoral scene on the bedroom walls. Dreamy.
Elsewhere in the beautiful Show House, muralist John Coles decorated the back stair hall with large scale silhouettes inspired by the work of August Edouart. Edouart is a leading 19th century silhouette artist who I posted about here, along with other beautiful examples of the art form. Coles copied faces for his silhouettes from actual 19th century examples. The background also is hand-stencilled in a manner evocative of the period. Silhouettes are very much having a moment.
Decorative painting adorned the second to third floor stair hall as well. Here designers Santini & Co designed a tree-lined wall accented with copper, silver and gold. You know how I love mixing metals.
In this nursery by Kate Maloney Interior Design, decorative artist Holly Johnson subtly enhanced the design by placing little sprites randomly about the room. Charming.
Sometimes all it takes is a bold wallpaper to be utterly transformative. The profusion of ferns give this small bathroom by Ana Donahue a real snap.
So while you might be all about decking your halls at present, perhaps this post will inspire you to deck your walls come January.
All photos by Lynn Byrne for Decor Arts Now.