Inspiration: Gold Pattern on Cork Board

LA Times 5.08.08

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One thing that caught our attention from yesterday's hotel inspiration feature in the LA Times was this cork pillar that's in the lobby of the Palihouse Holloway Hotel... (detail shot after the jump...)

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We like the idea of a using a more informal "mood board" type installation in a setting outside of the traditional workspace or office. However, what we really liked was the gold pattern they put on top of the cork. It adds a nice dimensional texture and dresses up the plain surface. Might be a fun idea in a kitchen area, or on a plain door or cabinet. According to the caption, the hotel had "A scenic artist for films hand-stamped th cork with a metallic brocade pattern." We're thinking you could easily replicate this look by using your own stencil and some gold spray paint. Has anyone tried this? (source)


[ image by Axel Koester for LAT ]

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