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All The Luck In The World

I’ve bragged about Jane before but since I had the pleasure of meeting the talented lady behind All The Luck In The World, artist and graphic designer Jane Schouten, in Amsterdam recently I thought I’d sing her praises again. What a pleasant person she was to talk to and so very sweet! We chatted for quite some time and I had so many questions that I only thought to ask her after she had left for the evening — ever have one of those conversations!?

A few things that I found especially attractive about Jane was how down-to-earth she is, absolutely the easiest person to get to know and so genuinely kind and a very good listener. As I look at her photography on Flickr and at the merchandise she sources for her online shop I can clearly see pieces of her personality that I was so lucky to experience in person. It felt so nice to put a face behind the name that I’d only known online up until a few weeks ago.

Shown here in this post are just a few beautiful photos from her home and shop that I found especially inspiring today. I hope that you enjoy basking before all the glorious color and pattern set against crisp white.

I admire those who are not afraid of bold color like Jane, sometimes I wish I could be more daring with it myself but I’m learning… everyday I feel like I’m a step closer to being that kid again with the brightly colored bedroom that I had growing up. Jane really encourages me personally to branch out with color whether she realizes it or not.

In addition to her daring use of color, I also admire how Jane can find a gem in a piece of furniture that someone may no longer love and, almost miraculously, she can transform it into something cool and unique. This lady is some kind of talent — Jane you are a star!

(photography by Jane Schouten)

Posted by decor8 in inspiration, shopping, vintage on September 29, 2008

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  1. hippyxic commented
    September 29th, 2008 at 3:33pm

    i ?ve already had the pleasure to buy some items from her shop***i love her style and i think she is that kind of person, i would love to know***

    hippyxics last blog post: No Outono s? vaidosa!! porque n?o??

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  2. simplygrove commented
    September 29th, 2008 at 4:22pm

    I love the bouquet on the table…what a simple but beautiful photo:)

    simplygroves last blog post: Lovely Jeanine

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  3. keshacoggins commented
    September 30th, 2008 at 6:28am

    Today I came across this great little online vintage shop called ?All The Luck In The World? ? based in the Netherlands. Unfortunately I wasn?t able to translate the site, so instead I just browsed, and then picked out my favorite items, which I have conveniently displayed for you below and happen to include a vintage juicer (like what your mother?s mother once used for fresh-squeezed juice) and a vintage Illy espresso maker. Pretty cool.

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    kesha

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  4. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    September 30th, 2008 at 3:58pm

    So pretty! And I love how she features her children’s artwork…that is a really great touch!
    xo
    Melissa

    Melissa de la Fuentes last blog post: Ellie

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  5. magikquilter commented
    October 1st, 2008 at 2:56am

    Jane has photos of some of her wonderful designs on some of my flickr groups…she has inspired a lot of people and I personally adore her photoshoots and style. The Pierre Paulin upcycled chair
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/atlitw/2165132897/in/set-72157603470409476/
    is out of this world and one of my favourites of hers. Am so pleased you were able to see her in person. I also went over to her shop from here…eventually managed the navigation [ am relatively new to computers] and will see if I can find an English translation… as she has different languages on one of the first pages one lands on there may be a way to do it.

    magikquilters last blog post: Daddy?s Girl by Lisa Scottoline

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  6. Jane commented
    October 1st, 2008 at 1:20pm

    Thank you all for your kind words!
    I hope to have my website translated to English soon!

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