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The Sitting Room {chart crush}

Yup. I still have a crush on these charts that many of us sat around staring at for most of our youth in an effort to memorize for the next pop quiz. (I mean, we can’t all be like Lilly, although I do clap for myself on occasion just like she does). Then when you’re an adult and a chart no longer represents fear, sweating, and the difference between getting into the next grade or not, suddenly we find them quite appealing. At least I do. So while reading Vanessa’s blog recently (you must check out the huge sale she’s having – 40% off everything until 12/31), I discovered The Sitting Room located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.


Upon closer inspection of the beautiful room Vanessa posted of Heather’s shop (which doubles as her home), I noticed a gorgeous vintage-inspired map over the dreamy apple green velvet sofa (also for sale, $3,610). See it? Oh yes…


And of course you recall these posts about Deyrolle and Jung-Koch-Quentell? So you know about my fascination with these things and that they’ve held my attention for nine whole months, so that means I really like them. Of course, I had to learn more about the chart hanging so nicely there above that sofa, so I wrote to Heather to get the scoop on it and discovered that she carries more – they sell for around $75 USD each.

Please contact Heather via email (heather AT thesittingroomhome DOT com) for dimensions, shipping, and etc. She carries several botanical charts in addition to the maps and more are expected to arrive in her shop soon, so please contact her if you’re interested in adding a chart to your home. Oh-la-la~!

(images from the sitting room)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, inspiration, walls on December 04, 2007

Ground Work

Mature, as in grown up, works of art catch my eye too, I’m not always lured in by playful colors and characters. Take for example the soft and imaginative work of D. Ray. This artist holds a BFA in Illustration and with work featured in CMYK Magazine, it’s exciting to discover her Etsy store Ground Work and to learn that some of her originals are priced under $75 (such thoughtful and beautiful gifts).

Ground Work clearly has talent, her color and composition being both serene and comforting yet striking and mesmerizing. Her focus: the natural world around her. Exploring what’s out there and translating what she sees into soft sensitive forms, combined with a keen eye for color, resulting in delightful works of art. She has a definite style, and though no two paintings are alike, you certainly could group a collection of things on a single wall and create such a diversified focal point as displayed in the image above.

Stunning, mature, fresh, fluid, beautiful.

(images from ground work)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, walls on November 29, 2007

Sea Spray Blue: Buy 1 Get 1 Free {today only}

Today at Sea Spray Blue there’s a fantastic buy one get one free sale going on that you won’t want to miss. It’s the perfect chance to own two beautiful prints for only $15 total – there are 35 so you have plenty of choices and the offer is only valid today, Wednesday November 7, 2007.


(images from sea spray blue)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, walls on November 07, 2007

Charliemotel

Charliemotel is a darling business owned by Megan and husband Dylan in the UK. They run their own design and production company, Colour Mafia, that keeps them quite busy, but on the side Meg decided to recently set up shop on etsy as an escape to pursue a creative life free of the pressures that come with taking on clients in her ‘day job’.

The creative process.

Here’s a glimpse of some of her illustrative work, she seems to really fancy sweet little deer, pretty little girls in sweet outfits, and pretty pastels.


Charliemotel carries writing sets, badges, gift tags, cards, prints, and so many pretty things you’ll want to fill your cart so you can have plenty on hand for gifts!

(images from charliemotel)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, walls on November 07, 2007

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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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