Hanging plates - my favorite decorating pastime. Designers either have a love or hate take on plates on the wall.
I'm traditional, classic and of
course LOVE a plate display arranged artfully and hung on the wall.
Give me a blank brick wall and I'm near about weak in the knees to hang
something on it- plates notwithstanding.
Blue Willow and majolica- two of this Farmer's favorite types of china
pattern and ceramic style respectively. Starting with my pivot point of a
Blue Willow platter, I anchored the trunk of this tree with my vertical
components. This is my MO when hanging plates.
For my side flanks, I used a pair of old barn wood brackets with a pair
of Chinese export birds perched atop the patina laden sconces. This pair
of birds is more so a fraternal pair or a mated pair since the male and
female are represented closer to natural size. It breaks the perfect
symmetry but doesn't detour from balance.
Now for some feather edge plates. Next to Blue Willow and majolica, I
adore feather edge plates and platters. This English ironstone style is
lovely and white with a feathered edge in blue or green usually. Two of
this style plate bring out the white in the blue and white and the green
in the majolica.
Last but not least, a pair of Blue Willow plates anchors the bottom
flange of the arrangement and serves as visually weighty complements to
the feather edge plates.
Remember, balance is key to aesthetic delight. Akin to a plate laden
with luscious food- we eat with our eyes first. When the sight is
visually appealing, the effect is a positive resonance for our mind and
for those who love design, our hearts.
Additionally, triangulation is integral for geometric consistency and
further aesthetic appeal. This form provides visual comfort and support
and both asymmetrical and symmetrical balance with acute, obtuse and
right angles. I barely passed any math class but excelled in geometry-
that's the math and science combo I comprehend completely- especially
when broken down for interior or garden design.
Furthermore, complements such as sweet and salty are fantastic for
cooking and complementary elements fair well in design. In this case,
porcelains and bricks- so much fun!
Give me a blank wall, some plates and hangers and you'll have one happy Farmer!