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Stunning Wall Decoration

This handmade backdrop used at a wedding I found over at Green Wedding Shoes made my heart positively leap. This is stunning. I don’t know how it was made, I thought at first cupcake wrappers but I don’t see any ruffled edges so perhaps something else… Either way, I love it and here is the link to the site where I found it in case you want to research more… I’d normally do that for you but today I’m in a rush and cannot.

Stunning Wall Decoration

Stunning Wall Decoration

Stunning Wall Decoration

Here is the link where I found these stunning images taken by Annie McElwain Photography.

(images: annie mcelwain photography)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on February 16, 2012
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Amy Borrell Inspiration

I spotted Amy Borrell’s work on Pinterest thanks to lovely Leslie who pins gorgeous things to her boards – you should totally follow her! I find so many pretty things from Leslie, she has a really great eye…

Amy Borrell

I’m using Pinterest under decor8, I just pinned a bunch of delightful edibles to my Yummy Things folder that you may like (to eat). I’m not a Pinterest addict yet though, but that could change very soon as I begin traveling over the next four weeks. When I’m on the road I have a bit more leisure time than I do in the office to be a pin-natic. :) But I digress… The point of this post is to spotlight the lovely illustrative work of Amy Borrell.

Amy Borrell
Amy Borrell
Amy Borrell

Amy Borrell

Amy Borrell
Amy Borrell

Amy Borrell

Amy Borrell

If you like what you see above, Amy has an online shop so you can own many of these as prints. Her work gets me in the mood for springtime! I love the things that springtime brings, don’t you?

(images: amy borrell)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on February 16, 2012

Catalina Estrada Introduces Bold, New Wallpaper

Over the top? Yes ma’am. Bold? Yuppity yuppers. Saturated with color? Oh, baby. Opposite of understated, this new wallpaper and wall mural collection from Catalina Estrada isn’t for the fraidycat decorator! I’ve noted my personal favorites below. I wonder which ones you’ll like…

Catalina Estrada

This pattern is nice… but HELLO – great floor alert! Ding, ding, ding! I want that gorgeous tile… I love it worn and dated.

Catalina Estrada

Catalina Estrada

Catalina Estrada

The red/white pattern on the right wall is really sweet and boho.

Catalina Estrada

Catalina Estrada

Very sweet pattern for a retro china cabinet to line the back or to cut out some of the flower patterns and stick them to a dress or bottom right corner of a white cabinet for a little color and pattern. Whenever I see really bold papers that I know I couldn’t live with on my walls, yet I like them, I immediately try to think of alternate ways to use them. Cutting out patterns and adhering them to furniture can look nice when done neatly and with attention to detail – you’ll want to use small scissors and cut the shapes out very, very nicely – avoid tearing or sloppy cutting as it can make all the difference in the world when you apply your cut out pattern to a smooth surface.

Catalina Estrada

This one is sweet because there is still some white space to hang art and things.

Catalina Estrada

I’m definitely not daring enough for this on my walls but I could rock out some of the patterns inside of china cabinets, closets, or even on the ceiling with painted walls in a complementary color kept simple and soft. Could be really pretty in a little girl’s room. Fun!

If you’d like to purchase this paper or stock it in your pretty shop, since it is in collaboration with Coordonné, you can contact them directly. If you are in Spain you can email: ventas [at] coordonne [dot] es and elsewhere in the world you may contact: export [at] coordonne [dot] es.

(images: cataline estrada)

Posted in walls on February 16, 2012

Kate Spade + Florence Broadhurst

Love seeing the teaming up of Kate Spade and Florence Broadhurst for a limited collection of things for the home and to wear that look so fresh for spring. These strong black and white graphic prints caught my eye today, particularly when a bold, punchy orange is thrown in.  This would make for a fabulously retro kitchen scheme for sure! If orange isn’t your thing, you could swap it out for love heart red or a big bad banana yellow or even a fabulous kermit the frog green. And yes, I should totally name paint for a living or nail polish! ha ha!

Kate Spade

Do you like this pattern or do you wish another Broadhurst pattern had made the cut? And did you see the lining of this coat? It’s gorgeous though severely out of my price range…

(image: kate spade ny)

Posted in design on February 15, 2012

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