Just look at these darling handmade books (in English) for children that double as art — pretty enough to display on a shelf or frame. I could not wait until tomorrow to share them. They are made with love by La Pomme Stories in France.
What little (or grown up) girl would not love one of these… A special thanks to Shelly DeVous/heartlandart for the tip!
(images from la pomme stories)
One of my favorite things to do is to spotlight photographers that I love. Today I’d like to show you the work of Norwegian photographer Trine Thorsen. She has a great eye for photographing food, lifestyle, fashion and interiors as I’m sure you’ll agree. Here are some of my favorites from her dazzling portfolio. So much color, warmth and texture here, simply dreamy… A nice way to kick off a new week after a long holiday weekend, don’t you think? I love seeing fresh new interiors.
I discovered Trine’s work via Hei Astrid, a lovely blogger based in Bergen, Norway. Astrid took her readers on a little tour of Trine’s home as featured in Rom123, a design magazine in Norway. Rom123, despite my inability to understand a single word of their website, has some beautiful images if you feel like clicking around over there today. It looks like a really nice interiors magazine. Here are a few inspiring interiors and a few dresser DIY ideas that you may like. Check out those funky knobs!
What do you think of the styles shown above? Do these looks appeal to you? What elements do you like or dislike?
(images from trine thorsten and rom123)
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)
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)