Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Hi, I'm Albertina from Mimosa Lane and I'm so excited to be here on My Best Friend Craig.  I'm always so jealous of Charmaine's special gift of finding the best stuff on Craig's list....aside from my admiration for her hunting skills, I love her sense of style.  I'm honored to be here today!

Art is getting bigger and bolder.  So how big can art get? - Why mural size of course! I want to share with you some ideas and inspiration for this interior design trend I'm loving - Murals.

The image above is stunning because of the scale of the art.  Jenny from Little Green Notebook did a post on this print with details of where you can print in such large format and have an adhesive backing.  See here.  

If you are artistic you can also paint your own mural.  Like my friend Paloma did in her dining room here. (For more of her apartment see here).

She also painted her bedroom walls (with a regular 2B pencil I think).

If you think you will be attached to your work paint it on roll paper like my friend Marian Lefeld did here

If you have a chalkboard wall you can have an ever-changing gallery of wall designs:

Or you can make your own with cut outs and photos.  How wonderful to have such a large inspiration board filled with all the images you love and are inspired by.

An enlarged photograph.

Or you can also commission an artist to paint something personalized like this for you.    (This mural has pictures of the family's children and pets.)

These trees are photomural printed on silk and hung on the wall making for an interesting backdrop.

Or just use wallpaper for a similar look!  There are so many beautiful and mural like wallpapers with large landscapes.  How lovely is this De Gournay pattern?

Are murals in your future?  Thanks for having me Charmaine! Come visit and say hi here.

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Thanks Albertina!  You have some really talented friends!  All the murals are amazing and they add dramatic impact to the space.

Make sure to visit Albertina's blog, Mimosa Lane.  It is one of my favorites.  Not only does she have an amazing style, she's also as creative as her friends!  Check out her Etsy shop, here.

I'm off to Cambodia tomorrow for an all girls family bonding! (with my mom and sisters)
Follow me on Instagram if you want -  @mybestfriendcraig.

Stay warm everyone!


Albertina || MimosaLane said...

Thanks for having me Charmaine!! I hope you are having a wonderful time!!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

So many great ideas! I don't know which I would like to try first.

The Pink Pagoda said...

These are gorgeous! I'd love to have a mural in my entrance hall, dining room or living room.

Kristen said...

LOVE Albertina! I'm really enjoying the idea of a mural although I think I might be too afraid to pull the trigger! For now my craft room will have the floor to ceiling pin board.

Preciously Me - Home Decor blog said...

Love the murals!!! My fave is the n°9, this black & white photography is so dramatic!
Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration :)

A room with a view said...

I love large artwork - so bold, so much impact! This is a great post with wonderful examples.

Brandy@MAKE+MODEL said...

I love the idea of a mural. Thanks for all the ideas and the resource information. I'll be sure to stop by Mimosa Lane. - Brandy


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