art+design

Inspiration No. 24

For the past few weeks, I’ve been brainstorming simple updates I can make to my house to keep it feeling fresh. One of my favorite websites to visit for inspiration is Fab. I love that everything feels so modern and colorful, and I can easily get lost in their Furniture, Home, and Art pages. Some of my favorite items right now are below. Which one do you like best?

A. Plastic Color Map B. Barbosa Dining Chair C. Birdcage Lamp D. Vintage Kantha Quilt E. Eames Elephant F. iPhone 4 Alarm Clock Dock G. Striped Hamper

This post is sponsored by Fab: a design-curated shop, which features unique, quality design products.

Big Art

This post is sponsored by 20×200. Art for Everyone. 20×200 has three quality framing options (Made-to-Measure Mat, Quick Kit w/ Basic Frame, and Custom Frame) so you can have your art delivered to your door and ready to hang.

I love 20×200 because they make art accessible. Not only for the people buying art but they really put an emphasis on promoting emerging artists. I’ve just been putting finishing touches on our apartment like choosing throw pillows and  art. For the living room, it is really small so I want a really large piece that is subtle and lots of white. I usually lean towards color with the furniture so I feel like I need to tone it down and make the room feel a little moody. Here are some of my favorite picks from 20×200.

Offerings by Taca Zhijie Sui

Waiting by Ian Baguskas

North of the Tennis House by Joseph O. Holmes

Lake of Tears by Taca Zhijie Sui

Food Sign by Bryan Schutmaat

Art for Everyone

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I’m a longtime fan of  20 x 200 for art. We are still waiting to hear if we got our apartment in San Francisco but I’ve already started decorating it in my head. Here are some of my favorite pieces on 20 x 200 right now.

First, this awesome print of Kite Hill.

These elephants for the entry way or maybe the boys’ room.

I am obsessed with this foggy print, it is so gorgeous.

This galloping print of a racehorse.

I love Christian Chaize’s beach series.

Lisa Congdon’s work is awesome. I want this print of vintage airline tags.

I love this poplar print for a living room.

This foggy “Food” sign can come in my apartment anytime.

I really love Sharon Montrose’s work. These three ducklings would be so sweet in a nursery.

Even thought the apartment is small I sometimes like the look when art takes up the whole wall. This picture above from Elle Decor is really inspiring.  On a side note I love really really what 20 x 200 has done for the art world. For so long good art seemed inaccessible for most people. 20 x 200 offers great art by amazing artists and a range of price points so everyone can find something for them. Save $15 on orders of $50+. Code HAPPY Expires 4/30.

Which ones are your favorites? Also, do you think big art will make my small apartment look bigger or smaller?

Hay

We got back from Copenhagen yesterday and I’m feeling so inspired by all the beautiful Danish design we got to see. One of my favorite shops was HAY. I think I loved it so much because it is rare you go to a store that feels so original and fresh. I haven’t seen everything in there at lots of other stores. The store was so beautiful I would have moved in if they let me. I picked up some pretty office supplies including some gold scissors and feather pens to bring home with me.

A. Box Set | B. Gold Scissors | C. Ball of Rubberbands | D. Tower Notepads | E. Feather Pens

New Paul Ferney

Today is a fun day. For those who don’t know my husband is an oil painter. His new site launched today and it is beautiful. He was an Art Director the first ten years of his career and I’m so proud of him and the transition the last year or two to be a full time painter. Really, I am his biggest fan. Go here to see more.