Don’t you love it when you think you have a shelter magazine’s style pegged, and then they throw you a curveball? Take this month’s issue of Elle Decor, for example. It features a roundup of innovative wall treatments, and while most of the ideas are glam, elegant and posh (e.g. Martinique and De Gournay wallpaper), they’re also fairly typical for the glossy. And then, boom! This bold entrance hall by decorator Muriel Brandolini jumps out at me.
Here, the lyrics to the Rolling Stones’ song “Loving Cup” are spelled out in hand-beaded, embroidered felt. The way the letters play with size and perspective also feels fresh and fun. As much as I enjoy this lively statement, I enjoy that it was included next to some subtle De Gournay even more. It’s cognitive design dissonance at its most delicious. Well played, Elle Decor.
What do you think? Would you cover your walls with song lyrics? If so, what song would you choose?