Archive for the ‘Geometric Shapes’ Category

Art Deco Mat Delivered

September 23, 2014

In my last blog I wrote about painting and researching this beautiful art deco floor mat. Not only does the shape add protection from liquid and food to the hardwood beneath but the colors and design really brighten this dark kitchen. Add some purple/red towels and kitchen ornaments and you have a match made in art deco heaven.

Art deco floor mat

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Glamour’s Golden Age

September 9, 2014

I just finished working on this “U” shaped art deco mat. For most mats I design I do a little research. I usually learn a lot. For instance I learned that most art deco designs reflect it’s industrial age with a combination of sharp geometric shapes and rounded edges with metallic finishes. There is a playful, graphic, modern sophistication to the style. I enjoyed stepping back in time to paint this mat. Stay tuned for the finish piece.

art deco floor mat

Stenciled and Delivered

October 9, 2012

It’s always fulfilling for me to deliver a mat and see it where it was designed to be. The client is always excited and usually afraid to walk on the finished product. Below are the stenciled mats I blogged about in August.

Something for Everyone

February 7, 2012

One of the things I enjoy about being a floor mat designer is that I design mats for not only the room in which they will be placed but the personality of the client. This mat is a perfect example. It was designed more for the person than the room, matching the bright, colorful personality of the client. I applaud her creative individuality.

bright colorful kitchen mat

Words to walk on…

January 22, 2010

“One can not think well, love well or sleep well if one has not dined well.” Words to live by or in this case walk on. This wonderful Virginia Woolf quote was a must for this client. I love designing under the table mats not only because I think vinyl mats function so well, (chairs slide – spills wipe up), but because I can frame the table with art. Most of the time dining tables are viewed with the chairs pushed in under the table giving the perfect opportunity¬†to design around them creating a nicely composed element in the room.

Speed square painter…

November 7, 2009

I just finished this mat for a beautiful Sea Ranch style home. The home had an Asian contemporary minimalist feel. What came to mind were geometric shapes – very clean, precise and colorful. Another concept consisted of Koi fish swimming under foot. The client loved the idea of red, orange and black. Note to self – to make red opaque many, many, many coats must be applied. I became a speed square painter.

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