I’ve seen this done several times on the web, including this beautiful example by Lisa Congdon. Plates were the perfect way to bring some interest and color to my foyer wall. Pretty cheap too, since I already had most of what I needed.
Started with three large plates in a triangle. Then just randomly added more plates one by one. Having assorted plate sizes is a big help in giving it direction and swoop.
Awesome effect at night too.
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Foyer plate wall