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Wall Art

Judge Realty prides itself on continued patronage of the arts, the Judge Realty Permanent Art Collection is a constantly growing testament to that. And while we love filling our walls with art from both local and global artists, we want to talk about what goes behind it. Most designers will tell you to avoid wallpaper at all costs, that used to be the rule: until these came along. Here are some of our favorite game changers. Take note and get the credit card ready.

Calico. There’s no way to appropriately pen the stunning concepts, processes, and finished products from Calico. Heavily based in tradition and the arts of Suminagashi and Ebru, originating from Japan and Turkey, Calico started as a movement to take art out of its traditional role in interior design and integrate it into the larger scheme. Through a mixture of large scale digital printing and handmade patterns, Calico delivers custom, non-repeating wall coverings that, in our opinion, should be at the top of every homeowner’s must have list. Judge Realty in Savannah GAJudge Realty in Savannah GAJudge Realty in Savannah GAJudge Realty in Savannah GAPhotos courtesy of Calico

And if the sticker shock hits a little too close to home, they’ve recently worked with Mast Brothers Chocolate to create the packaging for a capsule collection of rare salt and chocolate combinations. So, even if Calico isn’t right for you living room, it can be for your kitchen. Judge Realty in Savannah GAPhotos courtesy of Mast Brothers Chocolate 

Next on our list is De Gournay, with a flagship on Church Street in London, it tops the list of exquisite and luxury wallcoverings. Specializing in hand painted reproductions of historic prints, particularly 18th century Chinoiserie and 19th century French designs, De Gournay is paramount and a luxe addition to any home. De Gournay is a true estate company, stating “Our wallpapers, our fabrics and our dinner plates are works of art. In a hundred years time, they will be sold at auctions as valuable antiques.” Judge Realty in Savannah GAJudge Realty in Savannah GAJudge Realty in Savannah GAJudge Realty in Savannah GAPhotos courtesy of De Gournay

Lastly, the Marble Collection from Murals Wallpaper. Just because this is the most accessible brand in our list, it doesn’t by any means convey a sense of the ordinary. While Murals Wallpaper might sound like something from a Trading Spaces room reveal gone wrong, trust us, it’s all amazing and we love every element of the collection. The most appealing aspect though, is the ability to input your dimensions and get a mural specific to the space you have in mind.

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Heath Daniel,
Creative Director


Mastering Maximalism

While my true calling is extreme minimalism, in every sense of the term, maximalism has its place, not in my home, but perhaps yours. Where I would be completely comfortable moving into the Donald Judd Foundation and sleeping on a rug on the floor of an otherwise barren room, that’s not for everyone. Maximalism is minimalism’s often forgotten sibling because, unless impeccably curated, maximalism can easily look less chic and more like an episode of Hoarders. However, when well done, few things are more impressive than a room filled to the brim that doesn’t feel overcrowded or cluttered.Mastering Maximalism - Judge Realty Since the divorce of architectural and interior design (once a single job shared by one individual) designers have been curating their homes and the homes of others with bizarre, wild, and sometimes gaudy abandon.

Tony Duquette, whose work ranges from sets and costumes for Fred Astaire musicals to jewelry for Gucci, also embodied the bizarre boldness of maximalism. His work in film, fashion, fine art, interior design, and jewelry design helped set the tone for what is accepted as contemporary maximalism. If this were music he would be The Beatles, his voice is present everywhere, still today.Mastering Maximalism - Judge Realty A few favorite contemporary sources to use for a maximalist idea book are Kelly WearstlerCatherine Martin, and House of Hackney. All three offer great products and ideas ranging from wallpaper and rugs, to chachkies and furniture. The best place to start with maximalism is finding the things you love and let them drown you­ start a collection of something, start a collection of collections.Mastering Maximalism - Judge Realty Judge Realty Mastering Maximalism - Judge Realty

Heath Daniel,
Creative Director