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The woman who helped usher the interior design industry into full flower in the United States was prolific in putting out ideas that will help freshen up today's interior design business. Look at our latest Designer Monthly, Interior Design: Look Forward by Looking Back to Dorothy Draper.

Did you ever have a problem designing small spaces?  Take a look at how top interior designers solved this common problem in our latest Designer Monthly, How to Design Small Spaces at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House.





Decorating Tips: Wall Decor

If you're looking for a different way to decorating your walls - take a look at these wall accessories. Instead of the usual paintings or prints, go for three-dimensional accessories.  Above we have a variety of floral decor, the silver and red flowers are made from metal and available from Joss & Main. The turquoise carving is from painted teak. Below we have colorful ceramic tiles with a raised sunflower motif - from Hayneedle

For a classical theme, try plaster relief panels.  This graceful urn from Restoration Hardware could top a fireplace mantel.  If you want an exotic theme, turn to this intricate Islamic pointed arch plasterwork from Hayles & Howe.  The panel can placed over a door or simply by itself on a wall. 

(Urn Plaster from Restoration Hardware)

Islamic arch from Hayles & Howe

If you really want creative control and a variety of configurations to choose from, take a look at the Wallter panels from Inmod.  These are light weight shapes that can be painted and positioned into different designs. Below is the Retro Hex shape and the Retro Teardrop shapes. 

Wallter Panel from Inmod

Wallter Panel from Inmod



Interested in learning more about accessories?  Take a look at Sheffield School's Complete Course in Interior Design.  At Sheffield, you will learn how to transform a space, create color schemes, and select furniture, lighting, and accessories.

Reader Comments (8)

happy summer from Polina i am in Korea with our teacher, Brenda
August 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersfinx
these are so lovely they'd really brighten up some of our student house!
August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJosh
Those sunflower wall tiles look fantastic!

September 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJon
Lovely stuff! -
October 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPersonal Trainer Sheffield
Really interesting post thanks! -
February 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTotal Linguistics
i realy liked this stuff
September 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterahmed rafat
Ofcouse its very nice stuff, i like wallter Panel from Inmod
July 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHoàng Tài
I’ve read many posts but this one has a lot of new things that I haven’t seen before
August 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNAVC 2016

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