Tag Archives: Interior Design

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

 

All Natural

At Judge Realty, we love nature: we’re eco-friendly, love the outdoors, and love using elements of nature in design. Sometimes, it can be a bit much though, we’ve all walked into a house before and been instantly overwhelmed with a saturation of houseplants, heavy woods, and even, dare we say, the musk of a life lived a little too naturally. We know houses, it’s what we do, we see a lot of them and have learned what works best and what to avoid. We’ve compiled a list of ideas we recommend for maximizing the natural aspects of your home, whether you’re planning a full renovation or just picking up a few trinkets.

Let the light in. The good thing about many of the historic homes in Savannah is the windows. When most of the houses downtown were built, taxes were placed on the number of doors, not windows- that’s why most of the windows go to the floor- they were treated as a door, but weren’t taxed as such. Capitalize on the natural light in your home and skip the curtains, let the light in and let it help design the space for you.Judge Realty in Savannah, Georgia Judge Realty in Savannah, Georgia Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaBring the outside in, without having to water and sun your interior decor. Ivy and moss are the bread and butter of Savannah- use them, let them speak for themselves, and let them add some color without having to repaint, reupholster, or change a thing.Judge Realty in Savannah, Georgia Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaBring the outside in, literally. There is nothing better than a decayed and dilapidated tree trunk, stump, or cut of wood. In Savannah, the houses are old and the trees are older- there are clean-up services all over town that give away trunks and stumps. Grab a few and turn them into a table, art piece, or extra seating.Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaJudge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaKeep it clean. Try keeping the palette neutral and add nature in unexpected ways: use wood on the ceiling, store logs for the fireplace in a new way and turn it into a design element, or opt for a leafy wallpaper instead of overcrowding a room with houseplants.Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaJudge Realty in Savannah, Georgia Judge Realty in Savannah, Georgia

Heath Daniel,
Creative Director