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 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 via Rose-Tinted Rambles
And, even artistic ones that can be hand-painted, such as this one below from Design Juices.
Hand-painted face mask via Design Juices
The one above reminds me of our Peacock Damask wallcovering.
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
We’ve paired our stylized wallcovering with decorative Pillow Slipcovers.
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.
Some neutral Peacock Damask colorways
Peacock Damask in multiple colorways
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.