Arts + Crafts

I Heart Kerry Layton

December 10, 2012

One of my dear students, Geraldine Tan, visited this past weekend from London and gave me the most beautiful assortment of presents wrapped beautifully in Liberty paper. There was one very special gift that I instantly fell in love with – a print by English artist Kerry Layton who lives in North London. Geraldine picked it up for me while attending a recent exhibition by Kerry. For now it will sit on my gray cabinet in my work room to give me wonderful thoughts of Geraldine each time I pass by…

I Heart Kerry Layton

Later, I hope to have it framed because a print so lovely deserves a special spot on my wall. Thank you Geraldine for such a thoughtful and spot-on present!

By the way, Kerry has a beautiful Etsy shop called Seventy Tree in case you’d like to take a peek…

(image: holly becker for decor8)


  • Reply Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl December 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I love Kerry’s work – what a great gift! Looks perfect just there.

  • Reply Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl December 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I love Kerry’s work – what a great gift! Looks perfect just there.-

  • Reply Emily Henson/Life Unstyled December 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    A beautiful print. But equally lovely is your grey cabinet – where is that from or did you paint it yourself? I love the clean, simple design.

    • Reply decor8 December 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      @emily – thank you! It’s from hkliving in the Netherlands!

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente December 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    So lovely and such a beautiful spot to be….I love that vase too, where is that from hun?

    • Reply decor8 December 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      @melissa: hello honey! :) I bought it at coming home interiors in Hannover where I live, I don’t know what the brand is though… It’s a vessel covered with heavy canvas in different colors.

  • Reply Molly {Dreams in HD} December 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    such a lovely print. also, can you give any more information about that amazing bird cage lamp?

  • Reply Pilar Giménez Almalé December 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    You’re right, it’s beautiful! :D


  • Reply Angela - anManufaktur December 10, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I like the color combination of your image. The muted colors with the pink and yellow of the birds.

  • Reply Kerry Layton December 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Ahhh, how nice to see this, thank you Holly. I am very pleased you like it :)

  • Reply Jennie Coulthurst December 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I love the bird lamp on the left of the photo. Can you share where it is from?

  • Reply ELizabeth December 10, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I love this print. So much. I love the simplicity of it. But I love the over all color scheme of all of this! I’ll have to check out her Esty store. :)

  • Reply barbara December 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Love everything in that photo!! :)

  • Reply Laura Gaskill December 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Such a pretty corner of your home, dear Holly! Seeing your little vignettes always brightens my day. :) xo Laura

  • Reply deb December 11, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Super love the bird lamp shade…. where did it come from?

  • Reply Tracy A. December 11, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Loved seventy tree’s site!

  • Reply Geraldine December 11, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I am so pleased you like the print and gifts. It looks so perfect on that cupboard and compliments the candlesticks and vase so well x

  • Reply Louisa Blackmore December 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    The most perfect print and perfect in that spot!

    Geraldine is such a fabulous blogger, love her to bits!


  • Reply Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl December 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    @deb: It’s a Mathieu Challieres lamp:

  • Reply Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl December 11, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    @Jennie Coulthurst: It’s a Mathieu Challieres lamp:

  • Reply Amberly December 12, 2012 at 7:38 am

    What a sweet gift! While I do believe it deserves a frame – it looks so great right where it is. Can’t wait to check out Kerry’s shop! I have been wanting to add some art to my Christmas list :)

  • Reply December 12, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I’ll definitely check Kerry’s shop! Beautiful photo :)

  • Reply katie stephenson December 13, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Can you comment on that metallic hide rug there in the background.? I love it.

  • Reply Fatou December 13, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Hi Holly, I love that birdcage light. I’ve been wanting something like that for a while. Where did you get yours? Beautiful cabinet too!


  • Reply Alena D. January 30, 2013 at 2:19 am

    just perfect! And I have to say you’ve got a great personal taste.

  • Reply sharon October 15, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    amazing bird cage lamp.I like the color combination, Looks perfect

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