I want to immerse myself into something refreshingly beautiful for a moment to ease my mind and comfort the soul. It’s impossible to not feel inspired by the talented Anna Williams so I have selected her portfolio to highlight in order to accomplish my need for visual comfort food. Would you like to join me?
Anna’s photographs magically transport you to sweet spaces where cherished memories are made, where tables runneth over with delicious foods and ease delightful object beckons you to hold it, use it, run your fingers on each creamy smooth surfaces…
I first discovered Anna in Real Simple but after finding her again online I learned that she is based in Brooklyn and has been shooting commercially for Martha Stewart Living, body + soul, O Magazine, Weddings, Whole Living, Food & Wine, Target, Williams Sonoma and many others for over 10 years, including Real Simple. She has shot 43+ covers — wow!
Stunning work — Anna is one of the reasons why we keep buying magazines, you can’t tear images from blogs and tack them on your board for inspiration, can you?
I hope that you will visit her website and slip away into her stunning portfolio for additional inspiration today. Perhaps you will come across some familiar images from some of your favorite magazines.
Wasn’t that a luxury, to enjoy her gorgeous photos for a moment?
(images: anna williams)
Hello again! Many of you wrote in after my last post a few moments ago asking what type of linen I was looking for at Bemz so I thought I’d show you! I am looking at the loosefit collection though I realized my sofa (Karlstad) that I want to put in the new guest room is not a sofa that Bemz has pre-made loosefit covers for. I’m so sad! But wait! There is an alternative…
“The loose fit slipcovers are manufactured using an exclusive linen from Belgium, a country with a centuries-old tradition of flax cultivation and processing. Rosendal Pure Washed Linen is pre-washed to give it that soft, beautiful, vintage-like look and is available in Absolute White, Unbleached, Medium Grey and Sage Brown. Also, these new linen fabrics are available to order in the usual made-to-measure style of slipcover for all Bemz models as well as fabric by the meter”.
Made to order? Oh this could be expensive so I’m going to write to them to see if they have some ideas for me….
I think the oatmeal one is divine…. I can see lots of John Derian plates and vintage mirrors hanging above it with some lovely black accents!
P.S. I think they used the home of Susanne as a shoot location, don’t you? Lovely!
I did a double take today as I was browsing the Bemz website for a new slipcover for my sofa. They’ve just teamed up with Designers Guild to bring Tricia’s signature color and style to the land of IKEA! I’m not sure they’re all my taste really, I am more an understated pattern girl myself when it comes to sofa upholstery, but for those bold souls out there these slipcovers may be a dream come true.
….now back to finding my very un-bold linen slipcover.
I’m not sure if you remember this but I’ve been to London a few times over the past couple of months and on one trip I visited Albion, a cafe around the corner from Emily’s shop Caravan (I can’t wait until her next book is out!) and nearby to the lovely Squint (more here). If you are in London you must go to Caravan and Squint and then have lunch at Albion and grab some snacks for the road in their pretty little grocery store.
Albion is such a nice spot to linger for lunch, rain or shine. I had the best sandwich there, but warning: portions are huge and one sandwich is equivalent to two so if you are with a friend considering sharing one no matter how big your appetite – you will never finish it!
Don’t you love chalkboard menus? I never tire of them…
These photos were all taken by Jillian Leiboff who was also in London recently (she lives and works as a photographer in Australia), and since her photos captured the farmer’s market ambiance of Albion so nicely I thought I’d share them with you today with Jillian’s blessing, of course. Thank you Jillian for sharing these photos with decor8 today!
Have you been to Albion? It’s in Shoreditch @ 4 Boundary Street. If you haven’t visited yet it’s about time you did! :) Maybe this post is a gentle nudge? Here’s another little nudge, an abbreviated London guide from me to you. xo
(images: jillian leiboff)
Elena Giavaldi has more than just a very pretty name, but she has lovely ideas that she transforms into some great designs. I love these two images below, one from her illustrations portfolio and another showing her hand drawings — all eventually become book covers, prints, wedding invitations, advertisements — she has quite a diverse list of projects and clients!
Elena splits her time between Milan and New York City and you can see more of her work and learn about her here on her website.
(images: elena giavaldi)
Interiors need not always be smart + serious to look good. In fact, it’s often the quirky bits that end up making a space. Let’s say you collect plates and up until now, you have grandmother’s china on the wall displayed using wire hangers. Why not quirk it up a bit and add some humor with your friends Yoda and Gizmo? Think I’m crazy, well I am but that’s not the point. This looks rather fun and you know what, it could be quite good in the right space.
Beat Up Creations alters vintage plates to bring some humor into the house. No need to be an unhappy hipster, right? :)
Psst: She accepts custom orders.
Decorate with Gizmo and Yoda you will.
(image: beat up creations)