New Ideas For Your Home

New Ideas For Your Home

Making changes…as we spend more time at home Introducing vintage maps & nautical charts & reproductions!   We have over 30 antique maps and charts from the Library of Congress, which are in the public domain. If you follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you can see updates of  installations, starting with a Manchester-by-the-Sea Chart from the home owners private collection. At the suggestion of designer Emily Sumner I reproduced this 1822 chart at about 500% of its original size and colorized the land. This was applied to the ceiling in the “Map Room”. There is beauty in using charts on the “fifth wall”, ceilings are a forgotten place to decorate. Sidenote: We found the molding surrounding the mural was not square, Greg Kahler “PHD – Paper Hanging and Design” had the brilliant suggestion of an appliqé of the border which follows the shape of the “box”.  photo: Greg Kahler of Paper Hanging & Design Charts and maps are not only representational of a place but also have a tracery of line, if you love old maps, this is for you!  To order vintage map and nautical chart wall coverings from Zoe Design, contact us!  Also, it doesn’t have to be all about maps!Choose from vintage books, illustrations, and other patterns, contact us for other design ideas for your home & business!   Etchings from the...
Gicleé Wallpapers

Gicleé Wallpapers

We have created many new gicleé wallpapers that I would like to share with you. And remember, most of our murals are available as wallpaper for substantially less than creating an original mural from scratch.From the Peabody Essex Museum collection:Dragons-4338PEM (Circa. 1730) 12″ Repeat   Liturgical Robe-4355PEM   Silver-6179PEM (Circa. 1840) I was asked by a New York design firm to come up with a Peacock tail feather wallpaper. They had found a paper with real Peacock feathers which sold for $4000 per panel. Here is what I came up with: While I was at it, I did some experimenting with Guinea Hen feathers.    Or one can make a pattern from the feathers. Then I started experimenting with stone.   Transenna-3716 (Circa. 800-850) Repeat 40″x24″        Transenna-3717 Stone Barn in Connecticut 127″ Repeat 108″ High.        I can put a scene in the windows or remove them completely.     Detail     And then, a few more things we’ve been working on…     Thanks for tuning in, send me suggestions, if you have any,...

New Year, New Designs!

Happy New Year all, it has come in with gusto.It all started with a small flood in our library and in the process of assessing the damage we found some very old books that we did not even know we had (the fun part of inheritance). Doug has spent the Christmas holidays making patterns from some of these treasures.Our first find, and the source of this new pattern is a 10 volume set of books published in 1776, but the story goes back another 200 years to the time of Shakespeare’s London in the early 1600’s. There are 52 plays, at least one of which, “Two Noble Kinsmen,” was cowritten by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher. John Fletcher followed him as house playwright for the King’s Men, the acting company which Shakespeare belonged to for most of his career.Each of these plays is preceded by an etching. Our newest wallpaper pattern is called “Tragedy and Comedy”. It has a repeat of 133.9” (11 feet) wide at 9 feet high. You can explore it in high resolution on the web...