Showing posts with label artwork. Show all posts
Showing posts with label artwork. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Home is Where the Heart Is

Keep your heart close to home and your home close to your wall with these adorable Etsy prints for each state...and 25 far away lands. My map-hand will never forgive me. From the LillyGene Print Shop.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Watercolor Love


I love that you can get lost in this.



Kate Spade Tumblr >>via>> Inside the Loop >>via>> Sketch 42


See, Friday Tabletop after all.
Dishes: Available Here.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Note to Self: Don't Forget


Spotted on Beach Bungalow 8 and Pinterest

P.S. Pinterest has been in my life for all of 12 hours and I'm completely obsessed. Who else is using it? Is anyone else a little stumped by the navigation?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

DC Artwork Pride

Hey DC peeps,
Looking for a way to incorporate your city pride in your art wall, but can't bring yourself to buy one of those snow covered cherry blossom pictures at Eastern Market? I love these subtle line drawing from LCY Graphics on Etsy. Affordable, ubercool, and not sold en mass with produce and croissant to everyone in the District.

XO,
Abby

P.S. Alaina from LCY also has a fantastic blog with the coolest glittery header ever. Go check it out at Live Creating Yourself.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Word.

I've been changing out the backdrop of my computer with some different "kick in my a**" motivational quotes recently. Here are the ones that give me the most amount of push with the least amount of freak out anxiety (this is just a phase, right?):







Ffffound is where I most often source my new ones from.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Natural Curiosities Update


Remember my tray from yesterday? Well, I had some people contact me asking about similar pieces. And I love it when things just fall in my lap with no effort because look what was in my One Kings Lane sale yesterday: Natural Curiosities prints!

Their description really sums it up best: The designers at Natural Curiosities gratify their whims by transforming gorgeous documents, like maps and insects and more, into art that's destined to be a natural wherever you hang it. Prepare to become obsessed.

Whose obsessed? Me. No reason to deny it.

Not familiar with One Kings Lane: They offer the best of the best brands at discounted prices. Their motto is that "living well should be an affordable reality." Agreed, so join here and tell them I sent you.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Quotable Perfection

Words of wisdom throughout history in a great modern, graphic format. I could paste these around my office walls to remind myself to say things that people are going to remember in 100 years.


Found via Flicrk, and available internationally here, I haven't been able to track down a US outpost for them yet, stay tuned if I find one.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Keep Calm?

Some days you repeat this to yourself over and over...


...when you really just feel like this!

Top via Sfgirlbybay, bottom via ffffound

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A fresh coat of paint is all you need in life

Remember the renovation preview from a while ago? Well it's ready for the big unveil. A good friend was looking for a fresh look in her living room. With her amazing person style, I knew this was going to be a fun project and would turn out spectacularly. So in a couple of shopping trips and one long weekend, we went from this.......

Gillian and her beau, Boe

....to this!

Gillian had never liked the color of the brick on her fireplace and wanted the biggest makeover we could do with minimal construction and time commitment. So, we crossed our fingers, picked up the paint brushes and dove into to transforming the fireplace.

We sourced existing art, prints, family photos and travel souvenirs from around the house to create a new spread on the mantel, and then just mixed and matched until it felt right. It really came together when we mixed in the black and white photos with the more traditional artwork.

We were lucky enough to hit up the Target Home Design event during the sale period and score this garden stool with a Chinese pattern in a cheery color. The existing zebra covered chair stayed because it was a personal favorite, and really zebra is a neutral!


We also pulled up the existing mosaic tile in front of the fire place and replaced it with sleek, black granite that makes the whole room glow in the firelight.

Gillian and Boe are both avid travelers and adventurers and have brought back pieces from all over the globe. Stacking the travel pieces around the room bring in pops of color and make for good stories during cocktail parties.

We used Behr Warm Glow paint on the walls. As a big believer in the name of your paint having some significance in the room, this seemed like a perfect option. It was also light enough to make the room feel completely different, but vibrant enough to stand up to the other saturated colors throughout the rest of the house.

A low wooden coffee table allows for a constant rotating display of personal objects.

A console table behind the couch doubles as an entryway table for keys and such, and also make a nice spot for some fresh tulips, perfect for this spring ready room.


A large cabinet conceals tv and electronic equipment and allows for artwork to lean up against the wall adding height to the room. Even the cats love the zebra chair!


A combination of hanging and leaning of pieces keeps the mixture interesting and allows for easy rotation.
Ms. Maya loves her new living room!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Art of Hanging Art

Framing and hanging is a true creative artwork. Like any art form, each master has their own style. Some choose to work methodically, planning and charting where each nail will go. Others work in a freebase form, hanging without rhyme or reason and adjusting until they get it right. Whatever the method, when the artwork in your room hits the right chord, the whole room sparkles.
A large grouping in matching frames makes a statement on a wall.
Tobi Fairley via Elements of Style

Graphical, sparse and off-center, keep this room interesting but not too precious.
Domino

Family photos go stylish in this breakfast nook when done in black and white in a variety of sizes.
Domino

Don't limit your frames to only pricey artwork (or Ikea like most of us) and family photos. Framed textiles mixed in with canvas and photos make this arrangement interesting.

A wall covered in frames adds unmeasurable personality, texture, color, contrast to a room. The list goes on and on. Accomplishing a wall-o-art is harder than it seems. Here are some examples of an entire wall done really well.

Layering over wallpaper makes the whole lot look more cohesive.
Charlotte Moss's Study

A wall of colorful artwork holds its own against this vibrant sofa.
Elle Decor

Alternating sizes and objects makes this arrangement look interesting.
Tori Mellott's living room for Domino

Level is another consideration when hanging your artwork. While eye level is traditional, mixing it up draws the eye to often neglected areas. My personal favorite is hanging artwork all the way to the floor. I think it highlights your furniture and catches people just a little off guard.


I love the floor to ceiling and a little helter-skelter look of Michelle Adams kitchen wall.

I think that my all time favorite trick is to use a mixture of leaning and layering. Hanging some artwork and layering ontop of it by leaning different pieces up against them. A hint of casualness, it also lets you constantly rotate your pieces without much work.
House and Garden


I love love love this one little piece leaning up against this very symmetrical arrangement.

Using multiple frames of similar size or color is an easy way to make your place look instantly pulled together. The first time I hung matching frames in my own apartment, I felt like I was a real adult.


Artwork is also a great way to add a little fun and humor into your place. Not everything has to be matchy matchy all the time. Do something a little uncommon and see how great it makes your room look. Remember, it's a wall picture, not a tattoo. Go ahead and commit.

Domino

You don't have to go totally wild and crazy. This mirror leaning against an unused fireplace is just enough to make this room interesting, but still incorporates the traditional.
John Jacob Interiors

Hanging artwork in stairwell is an esentiall in my book. The space is perfect for interesting arrangements and plan or no plan, it always turns out looking better than when you started.
Domino

Artwork and bookshelves go together like cookies and cream.


I love the shelf in the middle of the bookcase, for constantly rotating artwork and photos. I did this is my library and it offers endless possibilities.
Spitz Miller