Salon Style Art Display
I’m not sure what it is about hanging art salon style that immensely appeals to me. It is probably from seeing it so much in museums and in all my art history books. This current fad dates back to pre-revolutionary times. This form of displaying art derives from an annual or biannual art exhibition called the Salon de Paris held at the Salon Carré (square room) in the Louvre. The original focus was to display - from floor-to-ceiling and on every available inch of space - the work by recent graduates of the École des Beaux-Arts.
Salon Style - Art & Framing
Salon Style - Hang Art
A weathered porch post hangs from the ceiling in this country kitchen holding a display of baskets while a battered grain bin stands as a table adding not only practical work space but charm.
Photographed by Philip Clayton-Thompson
Styled by Donna Pizzi
vintage storage in the kitchen
A Peek Inside Anna Sui’s (not so) humble abode
“It’s an inspired mingling of extravagant furniture, chinoiserie wallpaper, and vintage doodads whose sum-total flamboyance recalls the do-it-yourself glamour of the 1970s”
Now that’s a home sweet home.
How To Make Boxes From Paint Swatches
If you’ve got paint chips sitting around begging to be made into something, try folding them into boxes for paperclips, thumbtacks, party favor candies, or tiny gifts. I made these from Behr swatches, available at Home Depot.
You’ll need paint swatches, double-stick tape, an X-acto knife, ruler, and cutting mat.
For the box bottom, cut a 1/2” strip off each of the two rounded ends of the swatch. You should be left with a 5” x 5” square. At a point slightly morethan 1 1/2” from one edge—about 1 17/32” if you want to be picky, but I just eyeballed it—score a line with your knife. Repeat on the remaining three sides. These scoring lines are shown as dashed lines above. Then cut out the gray shaded sections. This is what the box bottom should look like:
The box lid is constructed the same way. Trim a swatch down to a 3” x 3” square. At a point slightly less than 1/2” from one edge, score a line with your knife. Repeat on the remaining three sides and cut out the gray shaded sections.
Fold each sheet on the scored lines, bending flaps inward and securing them with double-stick tape.