Découpage artist sisters Michaelle and Margie of Dorset Decoupage were recently approached by a family friend who wanted help decorating her first post-grad apartment. With backgrounds in interior design, the duo had no trouble hunting down chic, affordable furniture, mixing Ikea furnishings with estate sale and flea market finds for a fresh, youthful style.
But when it came time to put art on the walls, they wanted something one-of-a-kind and statement-making that would give the space a polished, grown-up aesthetic. So, they looked no further than their own découpage studio, creating a wall arrangement with handmade plates and dishes featuring antique floral, botanical, sea, and wildlife prints. With a mix of round, oval, square, and rectangular shapes, they composed a symmetrical layout that garners attention from all of their friend's guests. I adore the eclectic mix of imagery; from a heart and arrow to a flamingo and butterfly, it beats store-bought artwork any day.