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Genius Idea for a Windowless Kitchen

large framed photograph giving the illusion of a window // photograph by melissa kasemanWhen 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
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WhoWhatWear’s New Offices

WhoWhatWear co-founders Hillary Kerr and Katherine Powers recently got office makeovers. First up was Hillary’s office, which Domaine Home helped turn into a grown-up sophisticated space with a hint of quirk and drama. Love the mix of  Arianna Belle pillows they chose to include!

Hillary Kerr's office // Arianna Belle pillows

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Hillary Kerr's office // Arianna Belle Channels pillow

See the office before and full makeover here.

Then was Katherine’s office, which also turned out beautifully:

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Leopard Linen Grey Pillow Cover // Arianna Belle the ShopSolid with Grosgrain Ribbon Pillow Cover // Arianna Belle the Shop

Katherine Powers Office
photography by Justin Colt
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Bedroom Decorating Progress: Artwork + Dresser Lamp

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:

bedroom-art-arianna-belle-blogFrom Left to Right: Photography by Anita, Abbie and Pabbie, Matt Vogt Photography

Another recent addition is this table lamp which I put on our dresser:dresser-top-arianna-belle-blog

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 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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Big Colorful Art

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
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An extra bit of color

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…

or by painting frames a fun color (like yellow or orange!)

image credits: 1- photography by ditte isager via brides, 2- photography by justin bernhaut via brides, 3- mark lund via desire to inspire
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Gallery Walls

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:
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image credits: 1-photography by per kristiansen for house and home , 2-via christine tafoya’s pinterest , 3-photography by jonny valiant, 4-via curbly , 5-lonny magazine
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Fabric Turned Artwork

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.

interior design by Cameron MacNeil, photography by Donna Griffith via House and Home
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Painted in Blue

Such beautiful pieces of to wear one for the home:


Image Credits: 1, 2
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Source for Affordable Art

Have you heard of yet? It’s a great source for original and affordable artwork. Here’s a few of my favorites from their Under $250 section:

(1) Yipes Stripes painting, oil on canvas $70; (2) Wise Math Print, digital on paper $35; (3) Sunrise Over the Peninsula painting, oil on wood panel $150; (4) You Should Think On painting, acrylic on canvas $250; (5) Scattered Light painting, oil $250; (6) Quiet on the Lake painting, acrylic on canvas $125 (7) Viola painting, acrylic on canvas $125; (8) Summer Roses painting, oil on wood panel $175

P.S. If you’re an artist, you can sell your art on their site.
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DIY Artwork: Tonal Concentric Squares

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:

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The cool thing? The colors are customizable!
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