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Artist Jennifer Davis

I’m sure many of you know Jennifer Davis but if not, you’ll want to as her work is pretty amazing. This is a painting that I purchased from her that arrived today. My current home is an 1875 carriage house with the horses names still on a beam across the ceiling in the bedroom! My last home was a huge 2 level barn that was gut renovated and just lovely.
I’ve always been attracted to historical homes, particularly since I was raised in South Carolina around so many gorgeous ones. I find myself loving either historical ones or extremely contemporary houses perched atop a mountain or ocean front. I think this is a good example of purchasing art that speaks to you though. This painting may not speak to you at all but because of the last two homes I’ve lived in, it truly means something to me. I’m bringing it with me to Germany to put in my apartment over there so that I have a piece of my life and memories around.

Here are some more paintings by Jennifer that I’m smitten by. I’d love to own them all if I could…


Jennifer also has an etsy store where she sells some of her more affordable original paintings, where I shop for them. :)

(image from jennifer davis)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy on June 26, 2008

Happy Weekend!

Thank you so much for being a part of decor8 this week, your readership, linking to posts I’ve written, and comments make writing this blog an important and inspiring part of my life. You give me the will to press on and keep showing up here everyday. I am so grateful to you so thank you for the support.


These inspiring photos capture the beauty of summer and one of childhood dreams so well I think. They are my little visual gift to you as I think you will feel peace and hope simply by imaging yourself in each setting. They are from the portfolio of professional photographer Trine Bukh in Copenhagen.

Please don’t forget that entries to the decor8 mood board contest sponsored by Amy Butler Design are due on Monday, June 23rd. On Tuesday and Wednesday, decor8 will be solely devoted to mood boards and voting but we’ll have a good time I promise, and all will have a chance to cast their vote. So until we meet again… I wish you all a blissful weekend!

(images from trine bukh)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on June 21, 2008

Wonting NYC

I must confess my love for this set of girly prints from Wonting NYC. How hard it is to refrain from purchasing these. I adore the feminine borders, you don’t see a lot of borders like this on prints so it’s an unexpected surprise.

(images from wonting nyc)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, walls on June 20, 2008

Poppy Jane – New!

Consider this news fresh out of the oven! Poppy Jane in Australia just told me about her new shop and now all of you are in the know along with me. Original works of art in gouache, ink, and watercolor on wood panels, they sell for around $100 each. I love the fairytale like feel, that lost in the woods vibe in each of her paintings reminding me of the stories I read as a child. Delightful!


Congratulations Penelope!

(image from poppy jane)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy on June 18, 2008

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Further editions available: Decorate published by Murdoch Books for AU/NZ, Decorar BR, Alt om indretning DK, Inspirace pro váš byt CZ, Dekorácie SK, La décoration FR, Lust auf Wohnen DE, Sisusta tyylillä FI and Sztuka aranżacji wnętrz PL.

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