More walls from real people out there. This time, it’s Bethany from Pink Glue sharing her living room with us from her brand new, first apartment. How cool is that? I’m so proud of her, congrats on the new place, Bethany! Thanks for sharing it with all of of us.
“Here are pictures of the walls of my living room, the first picture is my real “art wall”. It’s definitely a work in progress, like I said — I just moved in about a month ago. In fact, I’ve already added a new piece since the picture was taken.” – Bethany
(images from pink glue)
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)
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.)
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)
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! :)
Reader Kristin wrote in with a few images that really caught my eye, especially her cork cabinets. Take it away, Kristin!
“I’m a renter and can’t paint my kitchen cabinets so I recently covered them in cork to get rid of the 70’s vibe and to get the most out of the small space. It’s the perfect place to hang clippings and small pieces of art work although the cork is so new this is all that I’ve put up so far. Also, a grouping of prints and posters in the living room — the smaller two are from Etsy and the flock print is from Good Shape Design.” – Kristin.
Thanks Kristin for sharing. I wish I had a link for Kristin so readers could track her down on the web, but she didn’t include any with her submission so for now, we’ll only know her as Kristen with the cool cork cabinets. :)