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Irene Suchocki: Special Offer

Photographer Irene Suchocki is giving decor8 readers a generous 15% off discount until May 15, 2009 just by entering “decor8rocks” (she made that up, not me ha ha!) upon checkout. Perfect time to find a photo or two and freshen up a room in your home! My favorites are shown below, the butterfly and the scene of rooftops in Paris transport me far beyond my desk today. What about you? I want to visit Paris again, for me it has been years. Are you traveling there soon? I will hop into your luggage!

Irene Suchocki Discount

Thanks, Irene.

(images Irene Suchocki)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on April 23, 2009

Photographer Nato Welton

Let the talented photographer, Nato Welton whisk you away to his magical land today, one that may not always in our reality but is certainly alive in our dreams… which is why we’re so drawn in, yes? This work space, a gorgeous necklace of pink ribbon and dainty charms, fresh raspberry pie, breakfast with a friend… brilliant.

Photographer Nato Welton

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Photographer Nato Welton

Photographer Nato Welton

Can you imagine enjoying your crossiant only to see a tiny guest had fluttered through the window, landing on your butter knife? These photographs are beautiful, but I’ve given you only a glimpse of what Nato can do. Please view hius online portfolio to enjoy dozens more. Each photo tells a beautiful tale if you look closely and allow your imagination to wander…

Nato is represented by Sarah Kaye in London.

(images: nato welton via sarah kaye)

Posted in uncategorized on April 23, 2009

Illustrator Myrte de Zeeuw

I thought for a moment we’d escape to the The Netherlands to catch a glimpse of the work and home of illustrator Myrte de Zeeuw, who is obsessed with birds. Online, Myrte is also known as Mirthquake in case you’ve seen her during your web travels – she has an etsy shop and a blog.

Myrte de Zeeuw

Myrte and her boyfriend renovated an older home which meant new windows, new plumbing, and endless amounts of time fixing things up, room by room and like all the rest of us her home is a work in process. I really cannot imagine another way to live though — I can never call my home “finished”, I wouldn’t want to, the process is organic and special to me as I imagine it is for Myrte and those of you reading.

Myrte de Zeeuw

I like this grouping of frames, it’s challenging to hang so many as perfectly as this – nice job Myrte!

Myrte de Zeeuw

I’m drooling over these vintage 30s Belgium tiles in her foyer that she found during her travels. I would never replace them, not in a million years! I’m so glad to learn that Myrte feels the same way.

Myrte de Zeeuw

Myrte de Zeeuw

Myrte de Zeeuw

Myrte de Zeeuw

Myrte de Zeeuw

Myrte de Zeeuw

The blues, yellows, greens and grays in her home really appeal to me as does the array of pattern and style — I like mixing patterns so I appreciate what Myrte is going for here. Her dining room chairs are so pretty, she reupholstered them herself (and provides a tutorial here) with Heather Bailey fabrics. She also has a lovely kitchen, I like that there’s direct access to the outdoors through a gorgeous glass doorway. And just look at all of those transom windows — are you not dying to have the same in your home? Oh my! They allow so much light in and look so, so pretty. And don’t miss the William Morris wallpaper in the bedroom, very Victorian.

Thank you Myrte for writing to me and for sharing a peek of your home with us. If you would like to view more photos of her home please visit her home set on Flickr.

(images from myrte de zeeuw)

Posted in uncategorized on April 23, 2009

Nymphenburg USA {new}

This is most certainly one of those posts where most of us will feel just a wee bit out of our league… but let’s indulge in the luxury of German Nymphenburg porcelain for a moment, shall we? Nymphenburg just launched a website for the USA and upon viewing it I decided that it’s much like taking a leisurely stroll through a museym — only you can purchase and own everything around you.

Nymphenburg USA {new}

Nymphenburg USA {new}

Some of the pieces are more affordable than others though; I can’t imagine spending thousands on a single Hella Jongerius dish (oh but I’d do anything to own the fawn or the bird), but I certainly respect and appreciate the perfection of these exquisite pieces as each piece is thrown, cast and decorated by hand and then marked by its maker, some embellish the pieces with gold. I also imagine an assorted collection of plates adorning my dining room wall — what a prized possession that would be, huh? Dreamy!

(images from nymphenburg usa)

Posted in ceramics on April 23, 2009

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