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August 2007

Inspiration

Feeling Relaxed for Fall @ Living Etc.

August 27, 2007

The feeling over in the Feeling Relaxed for Fall @ Living Etc.Like leaving the newspaper on the coffee table with a cup of tea is expected — immediately cleaning up after yourself isn’t mandatory in these rooms. Casual clutter warms it up a little. And I kind of like that because a room without the fingerprints of those living there is just a showroom and how boring is that. I also notice a lot of linen and purple tones for Fall – lilac, lavender, eggplant.

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(images from living etc)






Arts + Crafts

Lilla Rogers Studio

August 27, 2007

I’ve featured several artists represented by Lilla Rogers Studio in the past, so I thought I’d show you a few more that I’m really liking these days. It’s super inspiring to look at illustrations, so many I imagine as fabric and it actually excites me as I’d love to cover my own home in some of these prints or just use them in craft projects. The color palettes are great to study, so many unexpected combinations, identify a few of your new faves below and try to imagine a room decorated in only the colors you see. I think the colors found in the horse pattern would make a gorgeous palette for a bedroom.

Lilla Rogers StudioJanell Genovese
Lilla Rogers StudioJanell Genovese

Lilla Rogers StudioSarajo Frieden
Lilla Rogers StudioSarajo Frieden
Lilla Rogers StudioTrina Dalziel
Lilla Rogers StudioTrina Dalziel
Lilla Rogers StudioTrina Dalziel
Lilla Rogers StudioTrina Dalziel
Lilla Rogers StudioTrina Dalziel

(images from lilla rogers studio)






Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves, Rooms

Lucie Summers

August 24, 2007

I had the nicest email arrive today from Lucie Summers introducing her new etsy shop where she sells original 6×4 inch works on canvas and some digital prints of paper quilts. She has other projects in the works as well, like one-of-a-kind sketchbooks. Thank you Lucie for your sweet email and I wish you so much happiness with your new shop. Go shop girl, go!

Lucie Summers
(image from lucie summers)






Etsy Faves

Raspberry Fairy

August 24, 2007

It’s all about the details. And though I’m not one to write about totes, for ones priced under $30 that combine linen and stitching details, I can break a few rules. Alice from the UK (also known as Raspberry Fairy) goes above and beyond to deliver a quality product at a reasonable price. She’s a felt maker and textile artist who looks to create a unique piece of art through each piece. With so many denying both paper and plastic at the register in exchange for a trusty tote, I think Raspberry Fairy has some great ones that are sturdy, easy to fold away, and of course pretty!

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Psst: She’s also a blogger.

(images from raspberry fairy)






Etsy Faves, Stationery

Modern Printed Matter

August 24, 2007

Have you heard of papergoods from Modern Printed Matter in Rhode Island? In business for a few years already, this small business was primarily in the wholesale biz up until recently when owner Anna Cote found out about etsy and decided to branch out and meet some of her customers by opening a small store there under the same name. Her designs are bold and I love the VW bug travel journal because c’mon, how many of us would love to own a vintage bug like that? Have you seen my vintage Audi? I keep it over in Germany… And yes I’m kidding but it’s the car I’m secretly hoping the owners will sell to me someday.

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(images from modern printed matter)






Etsy Faves, Objects

Back Home Again

August 24, 2007

Excuse me for feeling a little retro/country today, but Back Home Again is another charming etsy store I couldn’t resist telling you about. There’s nothing like lavender sachets tucked away between your clothes, towels, and bed linens, and if you promise not to tell my husband, he uses them too. So it’s not a girl thing. These also make great gifts since they’re super affordable at only $12 for 3. Back Home Again sews up throw pillows, bags, and other pretty things that I think you’ll like.

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(images from back home again)






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