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Spooky or Spectacular? Seeing What you Want to See.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Halloween is right around the corner. Are you dressing up?

Rather than concentrating on the traditional scary costume and face mask for this holiday, we thought we’d let you decide if these are spooky or spectacular?

With our love for Venice, we think a Venetian mask would be appropriate for the occasion.

venetian_masks on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Venetian Masks via maluviam.deviantart.com

However, there are other masks, like the ones we sometimes wear everyday, as poetically described by Rose-tinted Rambles.

lace mask on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Lace mask via Rose-Tinted Rambles

And, even artistic ones that can be hand-painted, such as this one below from Design Juices.

FireMask6 on lLipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Hand-painted face mask via Design Juices

The one above reminds me of our Peacock Damask wallcovering.

Casart French Peacock Damask / Down-Anise

Casart French Peacock Damask / Down-Anise

If you look closely you may see several masks because the peacock feathers intrinsically have ‘eyes’ but you can also see the overall peacock pattern.

It’s a little trompe l’oeil trick to ‘fool the eye’ with this duality but we like that you can see what you want to see.

Our inspiration was to incorporate the fleur-de-lis from our New Orleans heritage and a Renaissance peacock pattern that also harkened to the wonderfully clever and grotesque portraits by Giuseppe Arcimoboldo, who used mostly fruits and vegetables to create portraits through their unique compositions.

As mentioned, we also enjoy the flamboyant masks from Venice, which is representative of one our our favorite places. I’ve purchased several, non-typical Venetian masks on few trips to Venice and appreciate the quality of their hand-craftmanship from true artisans. This Ca’ Macana shop in Venice offers classes in Venetian mask making.

Ca' Macana Venetian Mask Shop on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Ca’ Macana Venetian Mask Shop

We’ve paired our stylized wallcovering with decorative Pillow Slipcovers.

Casart Peacock Damask Pillow-wallcovering

Black Anise / White Peacock Damask pillow slipcover with Ginger/ Down wallcovering

The wallcovering also comes in multiple colorways. You can also customize the color so there is no limit to your decorative creativity.

Casart French Damask_sample1_web, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Some neutral Peacock Damask colorways

Casart Peacock Damask_sample2

Peacock Damask in multiple colorways

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Peacock Damask in multiple bold colorways

 

Want to see how easy this is to apply and remove? See our comparison video using our Peacock Damask in Casart Light reusable wallcovering.

 

Ways that Wallcovering can Solve Some of your Decorating Dilemmas

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Have you ever had decorating dilemmas in your house? Here are a few ways that wallcovering can serve as a solution to some of your problems:

Do you have markers, pencils, pen marks, or dog scratches on the wall? No problem! Instead of spending all of that time trying to clean it up, consider fixing it easily with wallcovering, while at the same time decorating your home!

Casart coverings_French Peacock Damask, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

French Peacock Damask

Have you found dents or dings on walls following a little one’s temper tantrum?  If they aren’t too large, wallcovering may be able to solve that problem, too, by covering up those affected areas. However, if you have large holes, you’ll have to patch first.

Flower Power Botanical

Flower Power Wallcovering

What if you can’t even paint your walls, if you are renting? Someone who doesn’t have time to paint probably won’t have time to put up wallcovering, either. Wallcovering that is removable and doesn’t leave a residue behind on the wall can solve the decorating problem for renters and for those with lack of time, because it is quick and easy to install, and in most cases, can go over your existing painted finish.  Plus, the wallcovering can be reused at another time and location, even on cabinets or furniture fronts and screens.  It can also be used for bookcase backings, stair risers, and many more decorating projects!

Libby Langdon Groovy Gate Midnight Navy for Casart coverings

Libby Langdon Groovy Gate Midnight Navy

Libby Langdon-Groovy Gate Bookcase Backing

Libby Langdon Groovy Gate Bookcase Backing

Screen after groovy gate_on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Libby Langdon Groovy Gate Screen

The above illustrations demonstrate Casart coverings’ versatility in providing multiple design concepts. Our coverings provide decorating solutions for these and many other decorating dilemmas.

Most of all, if you’re looking for a way to give your home an interior makeover, don’t worry about the time, stress and money of all that is involved (stressing over choosing the right paint and spending time and money picking it up). Casart has numerous designs to offer that anyone can easily install as a DIY project: easy to put up, easy to take down, easy to reuse — as our slogan says, like Slipcovers for your walls!

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Sharing is Caring: Social Insight for Interior Designers

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Casart coverings has continued to engage in discussions with other designers over many social networking platforms. Social media websites, especially Twitter, has allowed our company to connect with other interior designers easily and effectively, and has also allowed them to provide feedback on which types of designs they might use for their projects. We also provide helpful and positive feedback about their products and designs! This is mutually complimentary and socialized.

For example, Ronique Gibson, associate architect & lifestyle expert,  tweeted us about what she felt would look best with our Faux Glass Tile:

Casart-Faux Glass Mosaic Pink-tile in room, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Ronique Gibson commented that our design “would look great as an accent wall in a kitchen, bath or in an apartment.” The feedback we receive from others helps us understand what potential customers think will work best with our products.

Below is just one of the many examples of ways you can enjoy outdoor living on Ronique Gibson’s Stagetecture Blog.

We love this design sourced from Pinterest! We hope you’ll share as we will.

Ronique Gibson Outdoor Lounge

We expect that social media engagement will continue to grow, as it encourages a community to stay in touch and give and receive insights about interior design.

Another example of receiving social insight for interior designers includes using Pinterest to pin designs from one’s own business and learn which ones get the most interest. Recently, a “Cool Blue” Pinterest board was made in order to advertise some of the Casart blue designs for inspiring our summer sale. Below is an example of a cool blue design that we pinned, that others can then share, re-pin, and provide feedback. The pillow design is a Flower Power Botanical Accent that is paired with a Libby Langdon Groovy Gate design used on a screen and seen below.

The latter was one of the more popular pins on this board.

Casart Flower Power Botanical Accents Pillow

Libby Langdon Groovy Gate in Midnight Navy for Casart coverings

Other Cool Blue possibilities:  Lively Lattice in Icy Blue or mix it up with Aqua Teal as a complement to blue:

Libby Langdon Lively-lattice_icy blue for Casart coverings

Libby Langdon Lively Lattice in Aqua Mist

Facebook is also a great way to share designs, like, and comment on others people’s’ work! For example, a popular design that received a lot of shares and likes on our Facebook page was Mary Douglas’s Drysdale Signature Color Lipstick Plus:

Mary Douglas Drysdale Lipstick Plus Pink for Casart at Antiques in Alexandria on casartblog

Here is a challenge that can be a fun way to share others designs: For the first three comments to the following question that we receive from interior designers, we will mention them in a tweet and showcase their work:

Lively Lattice is one of how many memorable geometrics of the Libby Langdon collection

and how do you see this design being used in your work?

Don’t forget, tomorrow is the last day for you to participate in our 30% off sale! Act quickly to get these discounted wallcoverings for yourself or even for someone else!

When you purchase our wallcovering designs, you can take part in sharing by commenting and reviewing our products directly on the product pages. You can send pictures to us so that we can provide feedback too about your interior designs. Positive sharing is caring. We care about your feedback and satisfaction of the products that you receive! We like to share and showcase other’s work, especially when Casart coverings can be used in them.

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