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My Hand Painted Wearstler Wall





I've said it before, & I will say it again... I have a major design crush on Kelly Wearstler.  I love how she can throw inhibition to the wind & create eclectic magic in everything she touches.  When I saw her hand painted foyer years ago I fell in love.  And this picture is pure brilliance if you ask me.  

image via Vogue

Well after discussing with a client that paint is just paint & there is no need to feel paralyzed by it, I led by example.  I literally grabbed a pot of DecoArt Paint I had lying around, picked up a paint brush & attacked my living room wall.  Five minutes later I had a completely personal artistic statement wall.  What I love about it is that it is the art in the space. It draws the attention, but by using this Jade-ish Blue color I feel the end result is much calmer than Kelly's Coral.  

So while this haphazard painted technique might not be your style, (I get that!!) the end result of this was to inspire my client & you all of course that paint is just paint.  It can be so transformative in a space... but if you hate it, you can simply paint over it.  

Some of you were asking for a tutorial for this... but it literally was just a standard 2" Paint Brush & some extra paint I had.  I didn't plan it out.  I didn't think it through.  And I think it is better in the long run that I didn't. 

I hope you all have had a majorly fabulous week!  Who is ready for the weekend??!!  I know I am.  Hoping to snag some shots of our new sofa (that we got three months ago!!) & our newish layout this weekend.  As you can see, we were able to pull in our fur ottoman to the space & it has become the perfect extra seat in our little space.

x o - Kristin

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25 comments:

  1. Looks ahhhmazing!!! You're tempting me to do the same ;) xo

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  2. Seriously, my love affair with you runs almost as deep as my love affair with KW...everything you touch is ah-mazing, and this wall is no exception!

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  3. Now that adds a fabulous wow factor to a wall!

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  4. This is so awesome! I may do this on a giant canvas (since I'm renting currently). Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Great idea! I love how you created a frame with moulding. You could even change the look seasonally.

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  6. OMG.. Looks great-- but I would be Sooooooooooo scared!

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  7. Very chic! Love your take on it and your styling of course!

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  8. Honestly, I would never have been inspired by that shot of KW's home. But, I absolutely love your wall! Not sure if it is because I just love blue and there would not be a smidgen of coral in my house (love the colour but it looks horrid on me and I never decorate with it). Whatever it is, I think your wall looks amazing!

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  9. Very cool - and love the styling, of course. I'm dying for some budded branches around here, too!

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  10. Love it. And I never noticed your picture frame molding before. #luckygirl ;)

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  11. Wow!! I'm impressed by your daring. It looks amazing!! It's striking and modern and funky and classy all at once. Caught my eye the second I saw it in my feed!

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  12. Love it!!! I'm in the process of a spring refresh so I'm painting some walls white and deciding what to do on them...this just expanded the possibilities!! Thank you!!

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  13. I mean...just amazing! I love it...and the color is perfect! Can we talk about the giant wishbone?!

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  14. I really would not have the guts to try this! I like how yours turned out, are you planning on keeping it?

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  15. I love how bold it looks! You used a beautiful paint color and accessories to make it look super chic and classy. You are a creative designing genius!

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  16. I love the look and seeing how your entry way keeps transforming and evolving. It's very inspiring!

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  17. Amazing Kristin. So inspiring. I want to do this to our main floor hallway - TODAY. Love the styling - that top picture is genius. I adore all the eclectic layers - intricate wood, fur, sleek black, big branches... Gorgeous! Rock on! [and way to give props to Kelly too - appreciate you both]

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  18. Absolutely freaking stunning. Love it.

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  19. I love it so much! Thank you for giving me inspiration to be bold with my very empty walls, I can't wait to try it out. At the end of the day if it doesn't look like it turned out well in my space, I can always repaint over it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I love your wall!

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