Found Around Town: Wall Candy

February 21, 2012
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A mirror with a thousand faces -- 133 individually framed ones, to be exact. Use it to add texture and light -- and maybe a little vanity - to a dimly lit wall. Notes Suozzo, "Mirrors instantly brighten and open up a space, especially if hung opposite a window where they can reflect the natural light." Bubble Mirror, Red Ginger Home, Red Bank.

Create interest in any room with this eclectic selection of wall confections  

by Julie Davis

Walls are a blank canvas, begging to be adorned. Left bare, they’re simply an afterthought to the rest of your decor. Creatively embellished, they become a focal point of your home. “Hanging something personal and collected like framed coins or matches from a trip abroad, a local nautical map or flea market finds makes a space feel layered and interesting, and creates conversation,” says Kelli Suozzo, owner of Bowerbird, an interior design boutique based in Red Bank. Adds Lauren Guarcello of Porter Design Company in Fair Haven, “The main objective of adding pieces or texture to the wall is to create balance in a space. Adding art or any interesting object draws your eye upward and around the room creating a more harmonious space.”

A hunt around the Two Rivers turned up a plethora of sweet finds, including these five favorites, all of which are sure to put any dull wall on a major sugar high.


Original art turns a bare wall into a masterpiece. Hang one, or any of Gallery U's striking pieces, proudly - the gallery is an extension of the Universal Institute's rehabilitation program, which helps people recovering from traumatic brain injuries enter the work force. Gallery U :& Boutique, Red Bank.


Gallery U & Boutique, Red Bank


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Tasteful! Dinner is served, complete with starfish, scallops and sea urchins. Set these handmade and artfully designed John Derian plates randomly on the wall to add color, texture — and most important, intrigue. John Derian Decoupage Plates, Shelter Home, Asbury Park.

Antique Chic

Art Deco Grill, Church Street Garden and Home, Little Silver.

Make this rustic, 1930s Art Deco grill the statement piece of the room. Place it in the center of an empty wall or stand it atop your mantle. Either way, it has a lot to say. Art Deco Grill, Church Street Garden and Home, Little Silver. 


Sign On

The perfect accent to any beach-inspired interior, this plank wood sign adds a flash of vintage Jersey Girl glamour. Customize with the name of any town.

ArteHouse Vintage Signs, The Stone Hut, Pier Village 


Shopping Guide

Church Street Garden and Home
50 Church St., Little Silver
(732) 936-1200
Red Ginger Home
48 Broad St., Red Bank
(732) 345-1000
Shelter Home
704 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park
(732) 774-7790
The Stone Hut
82 Ocean Ave., Long Branch
(732) 222-6620
U Gallery & Boutique
80 Broad St., Red Bank
(732) 747-6696

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