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Coastal Style

“Long View” by KC Haxton

As we get into the dog days of summer (hello August!), relaxing in a beautiful beach house sounds just about perfect. The serenity and simplicity of the neutral color palette, clean lines, and oceanside vibes are enough to lull you into a summer trance. Coastal interiors are perfect for curing any of your summer blues, no matter the season. And whether you live by the shore or thousands of miles away, we are sharing some of the best images to help you create that same soothing seaside energy in your own space!

There are lots of ways to make the coastal design trend your own, and it doesn’t have to mean a kitschy style with seaside trinkets galore. It can transform your room into a simplistically elegant oasis with a natural color palette, different textures, and modern accents.

“Hope” by Dina D’Argo

For a calming, coastal-chic space, start with a neutral base for a color palette, with muted and pastel tones like tans, off-whites, and soft grays & blues.  Taking a minimalist approach with furniture & decor and mixing some traditional pieces with modern accents can give you the perfect balance of a relaxing, sleek space.  And incorporating imagery of sand, sea, and sky is an easy way to elevate your space to make it contemporary and inviting.  We love how a beautiful shore painting transports you to the peaceful waves!

But a coastal style doesn’t always have to mean complete tranquility.  Fun and beachy vibes can be perfect for a kid’s room, bathroom, or any space you want to bring some more energy to.  By adding brighter and bigger pops of coastal-inspired color, such as aqua, coral, or deeper blues, to a mostly-neutral space, you can liven up a room while keeping the coastal inspiration.  Hanging imagery of cute sea creatures, shells, and beach life, will bring the fun of the beach to your space without tracking in any of the sand!

No matter how you choose to incorporate some coastal vibes into your design, we hope this artwork helps bring you a little closer to the shore!

All of these images and photographs (and lots more!) are available in our Print-On-Demand and photography collection, and some are available as originals.  Some areas of our website are password-protected. If you are a member of the trade but don’t have full access to our website, www.thirdandwall.com, please contact us at customerservice@thirdandwall.com.

 

Desert Style: Cactus Craze

We are talking about one of summer’s biggest trends… the cactus craze!  From ceramic sculptures to printed pillows, from candles and mugs to pool floats and oven mitts, and of course the plant itself, it’s easy for the prickly shape to find a place in your home.

photograph by Melissa McClain

photograph by Melissa McClain

The variety in this design trend makes it simple to add some summer desert vibes to any space, no matter the design style, but one of the easiest ways is with a cactus image.  We have rounded up some perfect desert-inspired photographs to bring a modern sun-kissed style to your space. Wherever you are, these cactus images are sure to help bring the warm desert sun and some green to you and your walls!

While the cactus craze is not exactly new, photography featuring the desert plant can breathe new life into the trend with a modern and sophisticated touch.  Each photographer has a unique style and sees something different through their lens, capturing a new angle, color, or detail of the cacti’s natural beauty.

photograph by Aaron Matheson

To complete a boho desert style, add a Southwestern rug and other textiles with some leather, wood accents, and spiky greenery to a neutral color palette.  Or if you just want to incorporate hints of the trend, cactus and desert imagery can be a cool way to bring the heat and still keep your space chic.

All of these featured photographs are available in our Photography collection on our site.  Some areas of our website are password-protected. If you are a member of the trade but don’t have full access to our website, www.thirdandwall.com, please contact us at customerservice@thirdandwall.com.

 

Get the Scoop: Ice Cream Colors

Featured artwork is “Cotton Candy Dreams I” by Lisa Ridgers

Today’s color trend is inspired by one of our favorite summer treats… ice cream! And with Sunday being National Ice Cream Day (we like to keep you informed 😉), we thought it would be the perfect time to talk about the bright, pastel ice cream colors we’ve been seeing in design. The interior design world has been bursting with delicious color this spring & summer, and adding brights & pastels are great way to refresh and lighten up your space, especially during the warm months.

“Daydreaming” by Randy Hibberd (top left) and “Sea Coral II” by Patti Mann (bottom right)

If you are wanting to add some lilac, bubble-gum pink, mint green, or apricot to your space, there are lots of ways to scoop this trend right up. You can go bold and paint your wall(s), decorate with perfect pastel-toned furniture, or start small with décor accent pieces.

And if you’d love to adopt this trend without completely renovating your space or are hesitant to go all out with these yummy colors, adding artwork with these pastel tones to your walls is a great solution.  Sometimes the airy and lighter hues are easier to incorporate into your space and seem less daunting, but they still bring a fun and colorful energy with them.  And with a variety of imagery in these dessert-inspired shades, from abstracts to florals to sunset photographs, you are bound to find a piece you will love!

The beauty of designing with color is that you can express yourself and personalize your space to reflect your style.  So whether you go bold by mixing multiple bright pastels in your room, or start small by accessorizing with one softly toned ice-cream color, decorating with this scrumptious color trend can add just the right flavor.

All of these images are available in our Print-On-Demand collection on our site, and you can search by color scheme, such as Brights and Pale Tints to find just what you are looking for.

Some areas of our website are password-protected. If you are a member of the trade but don’t have full access to our website, www.thirdandwall.com, please contact us at customerservice@thirdandwall.com.

Have a happy National Ice Cream Day and treat yourself!

The Best Pieces for Over Your Bed

Your bedroom is your sacred space. It is a place where you relax, unwind, and get some much-needed rest. It is your personal oasis, and its design should reflect all of those things to ensure that you get the stylish sanctuary of your dreams. An integral aspect of that design is the artwork you incorporate in your space, so today we are sharing some things to consider when searching for the best piece(s) for above your bed. Don’t worry, we’ve got you and your bedroom walls covered!

Style:

The style of your art pieces should, of course, reflect the interior design style of your space.  Abstract art is perfect for bringing modern and chic vibes, while landscapes introduce serene and calming feelings into your bedroom.  And photography is a great way to add personal touches to your wall or transport you to a destination, near or far, while you relax.  Once you have pinpointed your dream design, finding the perfect art piece will help you execute it.

Artwork featured is “A New Tune” by Liz Jardine

Size:

Sometimes bigger is better! A large composition makes for a great statement above your bed, and can easily energize or calm your space.  The size of your piece will depend, of course, on your wall space, but always make sure that the image is high enough above your bed so you don’t bump it!

Photograph featured is by Aaron Matheson (Alt v1)

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You can also use the open wall space to add a triptych or a collection of different images. This can help break up a large, bare wall, while keeping the space cohesive. Curate a gallery wall around your bed to incorporate personal photos with your art, or just hang a couple pieces. The sky is the limit (well the ceiling is, but you know what we mean)!

Triptych of “Continuation” by Lisa Ridgers

Color:

Whatever the color palette of your room, the color in your art pieces can help set the mood of your bedroom and tie in small accent pieces.  Blues and greens can have a cool and calming effect, neutrals and browns can provide a feeling of naturalness and comfort, and grays and black can give your space a sophisticated and elegant feel.  Whether bright and vibrant or serenely simplified, color can define your oasis so go bold or stay neutral but, most importantly, make sure it reflects you!

Photograph featured is by Nancy Crowell

 

All of the pieces featured in these photos are available in our Print-On-Demand and Photography collection.  Some areas of our website are password-protected. If you are a member of the trade but don’t have full access to our website, www.thirdandwall.com, please contact us at customerservice@thirdandwall.com.

From the Studio of Keith Morgan, Seattle Photographer

IMG_6881With his unique eye for composition and color, photographer Keith Morgan shares his view of our world in a way that evokes longing for places we haven’t visited, and awe for the exquisite beauty of nature.

What do you first do when you get to your desk in the morning?
Check emails, browse Facebook, check my calendar.

photography, seattle art, seattle photographer, florals, flowers, nature, botanical

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How many images do you work on at a time?
In the field, I shoot multiple shots from many angles and perspectives. At my desk, once I’ve narrowed down the image I want to process I work on it from start to finish.

Do you have a dream project that you would like to work on?
Yes, Iceland @ summer solstice.

If you could shoot with anyone, who would it be?
Honestly, I prefer to be alone.

photography, seattle photographer, coastal, ocean, sea, sunrise, sunset, pacific northwest, washington

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Is there an idea you would like to explore?
I have a few self portrait ideas that I haven’t had time to try.

What is your favorite time of day to shoot?
Sunset, dusk.

Do you ever get “stuck” on a piece? If so, what do you do?
Yes. I walk away for a half  hour or so.

photography, seattle photographer, landscape, black and white, mountains

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“My love of photography is something that has been a part of me for as long as I can remember.  I learn best through trial and error and have been completely self-taught through books and the internet. I love travel and landscape photography and am on the road taking pictures as often as I can.” ~ Keith Morgan

Keith’s gorgeous images can be viewed in the Print-On-Demand section of our website. This area of our website is password-protected. If you are a member of the trade but don’t have full access to our website, www.thirdandwall.com, please contact us at customerservice@thirdandwall.com.

 

Beach Retreat

We just finished working on a great project for a hotel lobby in California, and wanted to share some of the pictures from our client who was delighted with the finished product. We love when that happens!

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These are photographs taken by our newest photographer Kyle and enhanced by our production team. You can check out more of Kyle’s work on our website.

 

 

Keith Morgan, Photographer

I just spent a few days backpacking in the North Cascade Mountains in Washington state. And for me, my favorite part is always the incredible vistas. Maybe it’s because I’m a visual person; I just can’t get enough of the breathtaking landscape surrounding us. Photographer Keith Morgan is a local Seattleite who also enjoys being in the outdoors, so I always get very excited to see his latest photography.

These are some of my favorites.

No wonder so many of our clients use Keith’s imagery for their healthcare projects. There is something so soothing and healing in viewing nature.

~ by Aimee Clarke, Creative Director

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