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My talented sister Patty of Parima Studio, just launched her Rose Collection of fine art prints, inspired by a trip we took to a rose farm back in May. I have loved being able to witness the development of it over the past few months and am so proud of her. She’s so talented and passionate about what she does, which I think shows in the end product.
The photo from a shoot we did at my house, showcasing 3 of the 6 prints in the collection.
View the entire of collection here.
When I first saw this photo at a quick glance, I thought, what a pretty kitchen with such a lovely view. Upon looking at it more closely though, I realized that what was above the stove was actually a large framed photograph giving the illusion of a window. Such a smart and creative idea for making a small space feel brighter, more spacious and serene.
image credit: Melissa Kaseman
With all there is to do, oftentimes decorating our place gets put on the back burner. I’ve made it a goal though to squeeze in at least one decorating task per week, no matter how small, to make progress. In a way I think the fact that it has been a bit of a slow process has allowed me to appreciate and enjoy each individual little update more so than if I had done everything at once for a quick turnaround.
One of my most recent updates was hanging artwork in the bedroom. I got these beautiful photography prints I ordered from various Etsy sellers and put them in matching white frames from Ikea. I love how they look together:
Another recent addition is this table lamp which I put on our dresser:
As you can see, the dresser doesn’t have a lot of surface space, so I needed a lamp that was fairly small. I also wanted it to be all white and a simple elegant shape. The Continuum Lamp from Lamps.com fit the bill. It’s just the right size, color and shape, and works nicely with the rest of the room’s decor.
In an upcoming post, I’ll share a photo of my bed which I’ve outfitted with beautiful embroidered sheets, and of course some great decorative pillows. I’ll also show you what I added under my little bedside shelves to make space for some books and magazines. Stay tuned!
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I love the impact a big colorful piece of abstract art makes in a space:
I’m planning to add one in my living room right above my sofa. I’ll be flexing my artistic skills and painting it myself. Should be fun, I’ll let you know how it turns out!
image credits: 1- barrie benson, 2- via digs digs, 3- via amber interior design blog, 4- real living magazine, 5- janelle gaw
Love the idea of adding a bit of extra color to gallery walls by using mats in a color other than basic white…
…or white but with a colorful border around the window opening…
image credits: 1- photography by ditte isager via brides, 2- photography by justin bernhaut via brides, 3- mark lund via desire to inspire
I don’t think I’ve ever met a gallery wall I didn’t like. Here’s a few that have caught my eye lately:
A great way to showcase a special fabric and create custom artwork is to stretch the fabric in a gallery-style floating frame. One with a larger scale pattern and intricate details, like this nature inspired one, works beautifully:
Fabric pictured is $25/yd and can be found here.
Given my love for the pillows mentioned in this post its no surprise I’m drawn to this artwork:
photo of Kevin Sharkey’s apartment via Martha Stewart
It’s a similar idea; tonal concentric squares. What I love is that the color combos are endless and it’s an easy DIY paint or Photoshop project. Great way to inject color into a space!
BTW you can find pillows similar to the ones in the above mentioned post over at Jonathan Adler:
The cool thing? The colors are customizable!