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Etsy Take Five Tuesday

So many pretty things for you enjoy today, so please… sit back and relax as I take you on a little trip of my top five etsy sellers of the week. :)

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Munieca: {etsy} {flickr}

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Alice B Gardens: {etsy – first shop} {etsy – second shop} {flickr} {blog}

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Elisabeth Bentz: {etsy} {blog}

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Fiction Shop: {etsy} {blog}

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Laura Amiss: {etsy}

Did you enjoy my picks? I hope so. Do you have some of your own that you’d like to share? If so, please mention them below in the comments section with a link so that I may consider them for a future take five! Thank you!

(images: linked to their sources above)

Posted in etsy on September 22, 2009

Color Me Pretty

Hello Friends! It’s me, Leslie again with Color Me Pretty. Today I am inspired by Japanese stationery supplies and colors like peacock blue, chartreuse, golden yellow, creamy white and a little dark brown. I was fortunate enough to enjoy a brief trip to Japan a couple weeks ago and I wanted to share my inspirations with you. I spent hours, yes hours, in stationery stores all over Tokyo. I just could not get enough of the pens, papers, tapes and stamps. We all have our weaknesses and one of my big ones is Japanese stationery and craft supplies!

Color Me Pretty

Peacock blue (a really dark turquoise) looks stunning in home decor, especially when paired with a lighter shade of turquoise. Add a little chartreuse or avocado to the mix and you have one of my favorite color combinations!

Color Me Pretty

Color Me Pretty

Color Me Pretty

Color Me Pretty

Color Me Pretty

This time I also brought in a little golden yellow and some dark brown as Fall is settling in here. If it is Spring where you are, a lighter shade of yellow works well too. In grad school, I upholstered an old Scandinavian sofa that was given to me in a fabulous peacock blue velvet. It sounds kind of scandalous as I write this but it actually looked amazing against the white washed walls of my apartment! Today, my dear sofa is in storage but I still love turquoise accents around my home!

Color Me Pretty

Color Me Pretty

I can only hope that one or some of these photos may inspire you to start a creative project for yourself. I love the month of September because to me it feels like the time for a fresh start. Time to do something new or to get back to things that have been on hold. It is nice to decide to stay home in the evenings and focus on what we want to create. Maybe it could be a journal that incorporates collage. How about an album of just inspiring photographs or of you at your happiest and most fulfilled moments instead of just the usual chronological one? Design files and small home improvement projects can be fun to tackle too. Whatever gets you moving and creating.

Thank you for your support of my column and I can’t wait to see you back here again soon! -Leslie Shewring

(images: leslie shewring)


Posted in Color Inspiration, Color Me Pretty, inspiration on September 21, 2009

friedamaria Design Studio

Have you heard of the design studio out of the Netherlands called friedamaria? Oh it’s a very, very inspirational place. You will adore their website, I just know it. I came across them just this weekend in a magazine (101 woonideeën) and needless to say, I feel deeply in love at first sight. This studio can decorate your next party, handle visual merchandising and displays for your shop, handle productions for magazines, you name it… Here’s but an appetizer.

friedamaria Design Studio

friedamaria Design Studio

Sink your teeth into their website for the delicious main course. I would love to work with talent like this on a project, wouldn’t it be so inspiring to collaborate with them on a dinner party or shop concept? Fun!

(images: friedamaria)

Posted in inspiration on September 21, 2009

Nicole Hill Gerulat Photography

Today I’m inspired by the photography of Nicole Hill Gerulat in San Francisco and thought I’d take you on the inspiration journey with me. Would you like to come along?

Nicole Hill Gerulat Photography

Nicole Hill Gerulat Photography

Nicole has a beautiful blog too, it’s the decor8 blog of the week and is called A Little Sussy. You will love me today for sharing this link, I just know it. :) On her blog, you can learn more about her life and work which is altogether inspiring and a sheer delight.

(images: nicole hill gerulat)

Posted in blogs, inspiration on September 21, 2009

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