Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Type Tuesday: Words and Letters in the Living Room

As with color, I believe an accent or two of type can add personality to a space. In our apartment, we have two paintings that include type, one in our living room and another in our kitchen.

The Finds (top clockwise): 11 1/2" x 11 1/8" A-Z Letterpress Collage, $85, Top Block Type; 18" x 18" Typewriter Series Pillow Cover, $32; My Adobe Cottage, Faux Metal Letter, $8, Turnbow Designs; Alphabet Decals, $46, Tasty Suite; Typewriter Keys Vinyl Decals, $25, Street Wall Icing.

Offerings from five Etsy sellers caught my attention this week for variation in texture, weight, and nods to old manual typewriters. The letterpress collage from Top Block Type reminded me of the screened fabric that my mom had designed; she had chosen a warm palette with browns, reds, and oranges. While her design was two dimensional, I really like the textures of this collage. The alphabet decals from Tasty Suite have similar sense of texture for me with the varying font weights.

In our hallway, we have a working typewriter. When it's not covered by piles of clean laundry or items destined for Goodwill, cubes and I type notes to each other on it. The pillow case cover from My Adobe Cottage reminded me of our notes. The typewriter key decals seemed a great way to add design symmetry to a wall without adding nail holes.

Next week I'll move on to the office. There's lots of possibilities for type in that room!

Ciao Bella!
Credits: All images taken by their respective Etsy sellers: My Adobe Cottage, Street Wall Icing, Tasty Suite, Top Block Type, and Turnbow Designs. Collage created by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.