Functional Custom Wall Art
Did you know that custom wall art can be beautiful, decorative, and functional? Custom mirrors are objects of beauty in themselves that can help visually extend and lighten any room. Custom frames can create a dramatic focus for a work of art or a place of honor for your photographs and mementos. Here are a few more ideas for custom décor you can hang from your walls. You may be familiar with some of these examples, but others might surprise you.
Hanging Jewelry Boxes
Custom jewelry boxes can be as exquisite and personal as the precious items they hold. Designs for jewelry boxes range from traditionally shaped chests and cabinets to exotic sculptures of wood and other materials. A jewelry box doesn’t have to stand on its legs or sit on your dresser. Why not have one custom made to hang from your wall? Alison McLennan Furniture has created a wall hanging “Metamorphosis” jewelry cabinet. Inspired by the pupal stages of insects, the cabinet will hold your rings, earrings, and necklaces for your own personal transformation.
Custom wall clocks can do much more than tell time. John Herbert, Boston Furniture Collaborative, created this cherry wall clock with a maple face and brass numbers and hands to complement a client’s contemporary home and its ocean view. The clock can also be illuminated at night for a dramatic effect. Imagine this piece harmonizing the home’s design with the view and the sound of its mechanism combined with the sound of the surf. Why settle for a generic time-keeping device that you can hang just anywhere? A wall clock can be custom made to accent the design scheme of any part of your home.
Serving trays can be difficult to store (that is, if you don’t have cabinets custom sized to hold large trays). Here is another storage solution: why not hang them on the wall as art? Leisse’s Pieces can create serving trays like this one entitled, “At the Lake,” from your choice of cherry, oak, mahogany, or pine, and can also personalize them. All their trays are fully functional and can be hung with picture wire.
Think of custom jigsaw puzzles as interactive custom wall art. J C Ayer & Company Hardwood Jigsaw Puzzles can create custom puzzles from customers’ photographs and can even include special dropout lettering and custom made individual figure pieces. This example of the artisan’s work, “Impressionist Jigsaw Puzzle (Janvier),” has an interesting story behind it. James Ayer bought the original artwork, “Sugarcane,” by Janvier, in the 1960s but knows nothing about the artist other than the name and that the artist is/was probably a woman. Google searches haven’t yielded more information. Does anyone know anything about this work or the artist? Post a comment here or send a message to Mr. Ayer.