Review: Wall Vignette from Visual Philosophy

A small endearing scene, a view or a picture. This Wall Vignette comes courtesy of the wonderful Visual Philosophy and their retro, mid-century inspired wall art prints. A little while ago I wrote about how I wanted to give the kitchen a mini makeover. It was in need of some attention having been neglected for a while following a boiler installation. Well some work has begun, more of which I’ll tell you another time because today I want to concentrate on the art.

I first came across Visual Philosophy prints when Family Budgeting was undergoing a living room makeover as part of her Home Makeover on a Budget project. Selling through Achica, the members luxury interiors store, I was struck by the retro styling and mid century simplicity of the designs. We chose a few key prints to display on Becky’s walls where the colours worked really well with the decor.

wall vignette

Fast forward several months and Visual Philosophy got in touch to ask if I’d like to work with them just as I’d written about improving the look of the kitchen with a more retro, mid century feel. Timing was just perfect so we chatted about reviewing a few of their prints to brighten a wall in the kitchen.

The wall that needed some attention was the one on the right in this image. The boiler has finally been boxed in allowing me a good idea of how to add some colour but I’ve not been pleased with this wall for some time. I’ve tried a wall sticker (peeled that off a week later), I framed some very funky teatowels (great but the colours just weren’t quite right) and more recently I’ve had some framed family pictures there which just don’t fill the space properly. So it was time to do it properly.

kitchen updates autumn

Visual Philosophy designs and sells retro wall art decor inspired by Mid-century Modernists; Danish and Scandinavian design; Eames; Jacobsen; Cathrineholm et al; Shape; Color; Vintage ephemera; Typography; Retro graphic design… pretty much anything that they love and think would look great on their own walls. Browsing the etsy store takes time and I filled my basket several times over.  They will even customise the prints for you so you really can find something unique and personal to you too.

Wall Vignette:

This vignette gives you a sneak peak of how the kitchen is coming along but moreso how the colours and styling work wonderfully on this wall. The shelving is an old cd unit that was lurking in the loft which I’ve filled with a few pieces from around the house, and the frames are from The Range. As you can see the print colours work beautifully with the Sanderson blind.

wall vignette

wall vignette

I chose two mid century chair prints by Arne Jacobsen. The Swan and The Lily, both priced at £15.87 measure 11.7 x 16.5 inches (A3 size 29.7 cm x 42 cm) and are printed on heavyweight 190gsm matte cartridge paper, using high-quality inks for vibrant, long-lasting colour. Each print comes with a white border, ready for mounting and is hand signed.

The prints are lovely and I’m really pleased with their effect in the kitchen. My kitchen wall vignette is my new little view from the breakfast bar and I love it.

You can discover more wonderful mid centry retro wall prints from Visual Philosophy here.

Disclosure: I was sent 2 complementary Visual Philosophy prints for the purposes of this review. The comments and opinions are genuine and honest.

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an interiors writer and blogger and has an insatiable love of home style and decor

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  1. Amanda
    October 8, 2013 / 11:42 am

    I think this is a great way to add colour and a little retro feel to your kitchen, I love them!

    • Jen Stanbrook
      October 8, 2013 / 4:33 pm

      Great aren’t they?!

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