If Walls Could Talk, This Is What They’d Ask For

If the walls in my house could talk, they’d probably ask for a decorator. Pronto. I freely admit to decorating my own home…and to that being a constantly changing project with a steep learning curve. I like to think of it as an organic process – that the house is an entity that reflects my changing tastes in color, style, and art. But the truth is, I just can’t help myself from buying what I like, and unfortunately, the things I like are so diverse that they don’t always go together. And not in that funky eclectic way either. More like the, “Huh, I’ve never seen Pottery Barn Chic meets Oil Drum Chicken Art before. Isn’t that interesting?” way. I used to have a neighbor who kept me from making these mistakes, but he and his partner moved to Tampa, so now I’m on my own when hanging new drapes, and getting his help via Skype is just not the same.

Coney Island always makes me think of the movie "Big." Who doesn't love that movie?

Fortunately, for those of you who are design challenged like me (and for those of you who take pity on us), there’s help. I’m not talking about a 12-step program for people who buy southwest-motif art to hang in their Asian-inspired living rooms. I’m talking about actual help in just one step: Shopping at Object Mythology. Karen has a way of finding the most remarkable blend of wall coverings. From authentic Argentinian artwork to actual vintage 1940s rolling subway signs from Brooklyn, NYC, Karen has stocked the OM shelves with found objects and original art that all has a story.

I have no quirky comments here. This one's just incredible.

Having been born in NYC, I’m personally quite partial to the vintage subway signs. There’s something fundamentally beautiful about the minimalist typography and bold black and white of these signs that speaks to another era, and I just dig that. Plus, it’s really pretty cool to think about all of the people who walked past this sign, women in their swing skirts, and men in their zoot suits, heading out for a night in the city or an evening out at Coney Island.

Karen, however, was telling me how much she likes the latest works she has from Teresa Pereda, an artist out of Patagonia. Her diptych, Agua Quieta (Still Water), is a remarkable piece created with soil on iron with an acrylic base. It has this ethereal yet organic feel to it, motion in stillness. Check out the rest of Pereda’s work in Object Mythology’s Art section.

No matter what you choose, you’re definitely in good shape when you shop for wall furnishings with Object Mythology. What’s catching your eye today?

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