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Graphic Prints for Kids

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We love graphic prints for kids spaces, bedrooms, playrooms, family rooms and bathrooms. These simple but bold prints easily fall in to a fun gallery wall. Cruising through the portfolio of Pencil and Paper we spotted Banquet’s Neon Pink Heart print.

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Lupen Grainne’s Photographic Prints

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Photographer Lupen Grainne captures the often overlooked details of life in her photography. I stumbled on her work two years ago in her Etsy shop and fell in love with the stripes and the sense of summer’s end in her print Fisherman’s Day Off. I enjoy it everyday included as part of our gallery wall in the living room.   I saw the print again, a larger version, in a color study Amber recently posted,

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Maija Lourkari for Marimekko

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I don’t know exactly how Sarah came by this Marimekko print, or even where it may hang in her house these days. I have a feeling it might be in DC’s bedroom. Here it is taking center stage in her bedroom about 3 homes ago. I have long admired it. So I set to DIY my own to fill up a blank wall with LARGE art in the Heffe House. Sarah, do you mind if I jack your steelo? Mine is pretty simple – it’s a shower curtain that I stretched over some canvas stretcher bars from Blick Art Supply. In hindsight, I might have lined it, but all in all, I’m happy with it. It was a super inexpensive way to get some large impact art on our walls! The final product landed as part of a cluttered vignette, atop the piano. Since I’m now striving to declutter, I’ve…

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Kate’s Bedroom Do-Over

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You guys might remember roommate Kate as my beloved apartment mate back at the treehouse. When we agreed to move in together, I had but one stipulation and that was that she allow me to make ALL of the home decor decisions. She agreed. She started out with a shortage of opinions in the design of our apartment, but soon evolved into an active participant in the process. She has since blossomed into a full fledged design lover and an avid home decor blog and shelter magazine consumer just like the best of us. When she reached out for some help on her design for her new and super cute little cottage of an dwelling in Brentwood, I was happy to oblige. She wants her bedroom to feel feminine and soft… sweet with a bit of bling and she’s totally tired of her previous turquoise color scheme. She’s feeling coral these…

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Art on One Kings Lane

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I’m of the opinion that the flash sale site One Kings Lane is pretty legit when it comes to offering furnishings and accessories that will make your house spiffy. I like many of their sales and one of my favorites are the art sales. For the next three days OKL is running a sale called “Beautifully Bohemian” packed with some art that is pretty darn good. The selection of and the purchase of art can and should be very, very personal and I realize that you art snobs out there might turn up your nose at buying art on OKL and I’m ok with that. Extra 20% off when you enter the code FALLCHEER. Pretty nice. These are some of my picks. Blue Rorschach 1 Lightning Puzzle Black Field of Flowers Hollow Hills Tribal Points Black and White Horse Two Detail of Scout Crouching in Shadow Bird in Hair Ram…

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Gallery Walls & Indecision

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Gallery walls are on my mind a lot these days, they always had their place in my brain but lately they’ve been front and center. And everyday I stare at this wall in my living room, weighing down my progress in getting this house situated, What do you want wall? Do you want a big piece of art and two smaller ones nestled alongside? Do you want a large abstract or a large photograph that stands alone? Do you want a gallery wall? Do I need to go back to a sectional to wrap on to that wall? Have you considered what I or the rest of the room wants at all? Did you think maybe the dining room wall might want a gallery wall too! Oh the plague of indecision…sometimes I hit a wall but the answer will surface eventually.

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Shopping Etsy

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Some of my favorite stuff on Etsy right now. Grouping of PerlaAnne’s prints, beach photography…still, friendship bracelets, ink wash art, Moroccan blankets, Hmong textiles, rainbow notepads, vintage wool blankets including the classic Hudson’s Bay for the coming season. 1. PerlaAnne Press prints 2. Beach 3. Notepad 4. Pom pom blanket 5. bracelet 6. Vintage wool blanket 7. Hmong pillow 8. Ink wash  

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Office Do Over: Photography Art

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Two+ years ago I was looking at maybe Vogue Living Australia or House & Home and I saw this framed image leaning against a window sill, I tore the image out and have had it in my inspiration binder. And then recently I stumbled upon the image on Pinterest and now I know that its Twiggy. I liked the expression on the woman’s face, the sort of emptiness/boredom and lack of expression combined with the pop of the glasses and orange color. This image of Twiggy inspired me to purchase Valerie Chiang’s print which now hangs in my office. I’ve mentioned/posted about this print before but I finally put the two images together. In case you’re curious I posted about redecorating my office here , here, here and here

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Make Your Own

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Don’t you think Betsy’s photograph,   Looks a lot like the photograph Thom Filicia used in the entry of the lake house in the current issue of House Beautiful…you’re nodding your head yes,   Give me one good reason why she shouldn’t blow this thing up and make some art?  

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Eureka!

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I’m thinking side by side photographs is just the right thing for over my bed. Now I’m a bit embarrassed to show you this because I need a new everything here…but this is the spot. You’re thinking yeah that room needs something and its not just art–that’s what I’d be mumbling to my computer screen right now if I was you. This is what got me on the right track, design by Hillary Thomas & Jeff Lincoln via House of Turquoise I was reminded of the pair over the Ruffalo’s bed in Domino, and then my mind quickly shifted to these prints, Jennifer Squires Productions whphotography

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Mi Favorito

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Hi, yes I’m still here. I’ve been working on a bunch of little things—like taking the thrifty mid century office chair to the upholstery gal, taking care of a fussy but very cute baby girl Laney, yard work in 90 degree heat, taking cool art to the framer gal, planning to re-tile a shower and working at my “real” job. Here is that cute fussy-butt referenced above, Laney is now 7 1/2 months old, beautiful and amazing And here are some things I love circling around Pinterest,

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Get the look

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Some recent observations when cruising around the internet looking at art- So Nathan Turner has these great large scale photographic prints of flowers both in his condo and in his shop. image via Nathan Turner via So Haute And I’m thinking this magenta Peony photograph from Jennifer Squires has a similar effect and will get the job done. How about this hung on a dark navy or gray wall or mixed with aqua and turquoise blue? Could be pretty great. And for yo’ information Jennifer offers these sizes too- $150 | 11×14 inches (28 cm x 36 cm) $340 | 16×20 inches (40 cm x 50 cm) $450 | 20×24 inches (50 cm x 60 cm) $630 | 24×30 inches (60 cm x 75 cm) Steven Gambrel always seems to feature a great landscape somewhere and this commanding image of clouds over the sea looks pretty damn amazing over that…

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Frame a Scarf

Frame a Scarf

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Its one of those affordable art concepts that’s been around for a bit but needs reviewing…frame a vintage scarf. What are we all waiting for, we should just do it already. I seriously considered framing a vintage Vera scarf for Laney’s nursery. So I set out one night (months ago) on an Etsy search and found a few good possibilities– and then didn’t follow through. Its a familiar occurrence. Can you tell that there is a tinge of self-loathing here because so often I don’t follow through with these ideas. Oh well, I’ll keep trying. Here are a few of the Vera scarves I found—there are soooo many to love, Quantum Singularities LinensandThings lindamontano OakStreetVintage You can also search Ebay for something a little more luxurious like Emilio Pucci, Hermes, Chanel etc. Recently I saw Bryn pin a scarf framed in acrylic and I really like the idea of acrylic…

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The Blues

The Blues

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I started searching some ocean landscapes on Etsy and found some that I really think are fantastic and so I felt compelled to share. So Massimo Vitali, Coney Island get lost in this, Lontano Uninterrupted love the tie-dyed effect and the color combination, Dawn of Creation Misty Blue

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