Friday, June 5, 2015

Great Walls of China

China, whether transferware, majolica, or collected ironware is a classic way to add interest to walls. Personally, consignment shops, TJ Maxx, Homegoods and eBay and Goodwill stores are favorite sources for transferware and majolica. 

James Radin

Charles Faudree
Charles Faudree was a master at symmetrical arrangements of sconces, platters and other French and English transferware. 

Charles Faudree, in French Country Signature

Kelly Weastler, Viceroy Santa Monica
Kelly Wearstler took symmetry to an new level of complexity with this stunning pattern at the Viceroy Santa Monica.

Lisa Cogdon, Dwell

Club Monaco, StepIntoTheWindow
Lisa Cogdon, Dwell
Lisa Cogdon, Dwell

Asymmetrical Patterns fascinate me and require a highly refined sense of pattern placement and development. I am scouting for a wall for just such an arrangement.

Regardless of how they are symmetrical or asymmetrical, whether in a china cabinet or hung directly on the wall, expensive antiques or special to you collections, china brings a lot of design pizzazz for the buck to a room.

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