Monday, July 25, 2011

Brace Yourself

I'm trying to decide what to do with the large wall behind my dining room table. The space isn't big enough for a piece of furniture and there isn't much room in the budget for a large/expensive piece art.  I want something with big impact so I'm thinking a grouping of wall brackets might look nice. I like the look of Miles Redd's design pictured above. He used plaster wall brackets to display Celadon vases from Middle Kingdom. I like the repetition and how the monochromatic vases add depth to the wall. Steven Gambrel also used plaster brackets in his design pictured below.  Although nice, there's something about the arrangement that is throwing me off...maybe the lack of symmetry.
Celerie Kemble used acrylic wall brackets from plexi-craft to display a group of small potted plants.  I like how they sort of disappear and make it look like the plants are floating.  Plexi-craft sell these shelves in a variety of sizes on their website.  At $12/each, it would be fairly inexpensive to recreate this look, I'd just have to kind a way to keep the plants alive...
(Images: 1, 2, 3)


  1. Well it definitely adds impact. Hmm. I think I would be petrified walking anywhere near that wall with the console table in the first image - it just all looks like one good gust of wind and everything would crash to the floor. The nailhead on the wall (door?) is quite stunning, however! :) The potted plants look rather sweet as well x

  2. I think the Plexi-Craft wall brackets are genius. I think this tea table would have looked great as an end table here.