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Artist Jennifer Davis

I’m sure many of you know Jennifer Davis but if not, you’ll want to as her work is pretty amazing. This is a painting that I purchased from her that arrived today. My current home is an 1875 carriage house with the horses names still on a beam across the ceiling in the bedroom! My last home was a huge 2 level barn that was gut renovated and just lovely.
I’ve always been attracted to historical homes, particularly since I was raised in South Carolina around so many gorgeous ones. I find myself loving either historical ones or extremely contemporary houses perched atop a mountain or ocean front. I think this is a good example of purchasing art that speaks to you though. This painting may not speak to you at all but because of the last two homes I’ve lived in, it truly means something to me. I’m bringing it with me to Germany to put in my apartment over there so that I have a piece of my life and memories around.

Here are some more paintings by Jennifer that I’m smitten by. I’d love to own them all if I could…


Jennifer also has an etsy store where she sells some of her more affordable original paintings, where I shop for them. :)

(image from jennifer davis)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy on June 26, 2008
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Impressionen {new design}

I was so pleased today to see that one of my favorite catalogs in Germany has expanded to include an online store. They’ve always had a website, but ordering was a bit hard as you usually had to call things in. I’m sure all of the Germans reading this will be happy to see the new Impressionen site and that they have all kinds of lovely things up for Fall.


I like how they show all their products in mood board style, then you just click on what you like to learn more about that particular item. I think the visual presentation is lovely.

(images from impressionen)

Posted in shopping, travel on June 26, 2008

The Cocktail

I wrote about the illustrator of this lovely little book called The Cocktail over at Real Simple yesterday (link here). Her name is Kat Macleod and she has a few pillowcases and a pretty handkerchief for sale at Third Drawer Down right now.


I must confess, I purchased the book soley for the illustrations… Although the boozy concoctions look truly delicious. Some of the illustrations are so nice that I’m almost tempted to remove and frame them. But then there is this whole uncomfortable feeling I have about destroying a perfectly lovely book… So for now I will display the book on a shelf in my kitchen.

(image top: holly becker for decor8 bottom: third drawer down)

Posted in Books + Magazines on June 26, 2008

Entry #18 Natalie Chaung

{This wraps things up today on decor8… I hope that you enjoyed viewing the boards and resources from our finalists. Please take a moment to vote here on Survey Monkey. Thank you! – Holly}

Entry #18 Natalie Chaung| Non pro: Engineer | State/Country: New Jersey, USA | Title: “Cheerful Home Office / Guest Bedroom” | Fabric: linen + optic blossom..


Resources: (clockwise from top left)

- Art from Amy Giacomelli on Etsy (exact product no longer available)
- Design Within Reach Sunflower Clock
- Pillows and Throws – Bliss Living Ayanna Duvet Set
- Anthropologie – Fez Curtain
- Pottery Barn Bridget Mirror
- Etsy – Kim Westad Curvy Vase
- Angela Adams Lulu Citron Tray
- Pottery Barn Daniella Chest
- West Elm Petal Rug
- See Jane Work – Jane Marvel Nesting Cubes
- Pottery Barn Graham Desk & Hutch

Inner pictures, clockwise:
- Pottery Barn Savannah Floor Lamp
- Shine Home Desi Stool Canary Yellow
- Restoration Hardware Aston Daybed
- West Elm Slipper Chair
- Background Color: Benjamin Moore Creme Fraiche

Great job Natalie! Congratulations to our finalists, winners will be announced on Friday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m. EST here on decor8. Many thanks to all who entered and for those busy voting!

(image from natalie chaung)

Posted in contests on June 26, 2008

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