June 5th, 2009

Call for Entries

Last June we published our very first Modello by Design book, Inspiring Interiors from Artist’s Portfolios, Volume 1. When I put the call out for our customers to submit professional quality photos of their decorative painting projects using our Modello Decorative Masking patterns, I didn’t know what to expect…..Well, we got an amazing response and amazing photos from 80 different artisans and were able to create a beautiful and inspirational resource book that artists turn to for ideas and for a super sales tool for future projects. They say, “a picture is worth a thousand words” and it’s true! Being able to share visual proof of how custom decorative treatments can transform a room can make the difference when it comes to making decorating decisions for designers and homeowners.

Now, it’s time for Volume 2! We plan to publish the next edition in the early part of 2010 and are seeking entries of professional quality photography Modello projects. To “inspire” you, I’d like to share some of the lovely work we’ve received so far, from….


Barbara Wurden of Long Beach, CA….


Tricia George of San Rafeal, CA, and….


Angela Monk of Louisville, MS.

You can imagine the thrill and pride I feel when I see what amazing things these talented artists have done with our pattern products!! I think that this next book is to be off the charts with inspiring art and architecture. If you’re considering submitting some of YOUR projects for our next book, please go here and download the submission forms and read the guidelines carefully. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

4 Responses to “Call for Entries”

  1. grace wieber Says:

    All the entries of stunning. Especially Tricia’s. Trying to place the vine. Will have to do a search. Thanks for sharing. Exciting

  2. Melanie Says:

    That was a custom pattern done just for that job, but we will be coming out with something similar soon. It’s very Indian/Indonesian and fabulous in gilding, of course!

  3. Rhonda Canales Says:

    What amazing projects and beautiful execution. I have several jobs already complete and ready to shoot for this next book. Thank you Melanie!

  4. Melanie Says:

    Goodie!! I can’t wait to see…I know you’ve been ordering quite a bit lately. Thank YOU!