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Artsy Walls: Gretchen from Said Alice

More paint-by-numbers fun from Gretchen E. over at Said Alice, along with some antlers, a pup, and some sweet shelving. You can also take a complete home tour here on flickr. I love the pics she sent in to share with decor8 readers below. Check these out. Fun. Thanks, Gretchen. :)

“I noticed the post with the paint-by-numbers and wanted to share mine. I took all of mine OUT of the old frames because they were terribly tacky — and not in a good way.” – Gretchen

“I got a new piece of art from Angus’ site recently (little oblong old lady). She came framed and I think she fits in nicely.” – Gretchen

(images from gretchen egging)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, Inspiration on April 21, 2007

Country Home Inspiration

I have to share a terrific resource with you for rugs called Capel, in case you’re on the hunt… It’s a great one to add to your bookmarks. I’m really crazy about these stitch patterns (blame it on Missoni), so of course the Irish Stitch rug below caught my eye.

The Irish Stitch rug just so happens to be on page 114 in the May ’07 issue of Country Home magazine in the article, The Amazing Small Space Makeover, featuring a beautiful Minneapolis urban apartment — All 750 sq ft of it! I think the homeowners, Kim Cornelison (you must view her photography portfolio online, a-m-a-z-i-n-g) and Alfie Ferreyra, did such an amazing job on their condo. Here’s a glimpse of Kim’s portfolio. You’ll love her website. Drool.


You have to pick up the issue and check out the Kim/Alfie condo for yourself – their space is a mix of country and modern, and the wallpaper in both the entryway and bedroom is to die for. The entry uses Silvergate BP846 from Farrow & Ball, and their bedroom has the gorgeous sunny yellow Ringwold BP1632 pattern. I’ve emailed Kim to see if she’d be so kind as to tour us of her space here on the blog, so let’s see if she replies. That would be fun, you’d love it, promise!


Psst: If you live outside of the US, this eBay seller will ship her copy almost anywhere in the world.

(images from capel rugs, kim cornelison, farrow & ball, and country home.)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, Inspiration, Objects, Rooms on April 20, 2007

Little Paper Planes

Kelly wrote in about the prints in her online store, Little Paper Planes. Aren’t these pretty? I am so happy she turned me on to her web shop, it’s packed with so many great things, you have to check it out.


(images from little paper planes)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, Rooms, Stationery on April 20, 2007

Artsy Walls: Marta Inspires!

I loved hearing from Marta today, a graphic designer and collage artist based in Salt Lake City. Her photos made me smile, I felt an instant connection to her work. You know that feeling, right? The warmth, the tingle, a sense that this person would be your friend if you met them in real life. Here’s a glimpse of what inspires her, starting with her inspiration board – something ANYONE can do so easily, and it will really make you happy once you have, promise. Here’s what Marta has to say about her inspiration and work.


“I love the idea of spreading ideas through photos. This is my art studio where I create journals, collages, cards, and do graphic design (my real job). Above is a photo of my giant inspiration board hanging above my desk, some of my favorite tools, and my desktop, mid-collage creation.” – xox, marta

Psst: Here’s Marta’s website, the journals she creates and sells, her blog, and her flickr sets.

Thank you, Marta! :)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, Inspiration on April 19, 2007

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