Category: Art

Tuesday
January 22, 2013

Valentine’s Painting

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Lots of PINKS and a touch of gold this cold winter night!

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Monday
January 21, 2013

Affordable Fine Art Prints & Lithographs

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Just a few of my favorite fine art prints on sale on One Kings Lane today. I LOVE the hotel logo & COLORS of the Hotel Moderne Geneva. Definitely one of my favorites!

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Wednesday
January 16, 2013

Geometric & Patterned Art Inspiration

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I found this tumbler blog yesterday called a place for art. She has this fabulous collection of geometric patterns/art/fonts/etc. I kind of love the idea of a wall full of framed geometric designs and these are just a few pieces that inspired me.

One thing to note…tumbler blogs are awesome, but it is nearly impossible to track down the original source for photos/art. If anyone can identify the artists please let me know.

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Monday
December 24, 2012

New Painting

My new painting hung in our dinning room just in time for Christmas Dinner. Merry Christmas!

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Friday
December 21, 2012

A Home in Goa

Vacationing in India for a month was an adventure to say the least. We visited many family homes in different states with different cultures and the homes were all decorated with traditional Indian items like paintings and colorful fabrics.  This home is located in Goa, India and is available for rent. Casa Tota is a 150 year old Portuguese house, carefully and lovingly restored. I decided to share this home, because it has all the elements of homes I visited there.  The canopy beds are quite common and the urns for fresh flowers is just gorgeous!  Interiors in India is known for it’s rich use of color and beautiful wood carved furniture passed down from generations. I just love how they used old Bollywood movie posters as art – I couldn’t find it in India this time around, but I’m sure I can find similar posters on line. Have a great Holiday weekend- enjoy it with your loved ones. -ijin

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Friday
November 2, 2012

Interiors from Puerto Rico

Hello all. This post is a week delayed-life kinda got in the way ; -) Anywhoo, these are pictures of the hotel I stayed in San Juan, Puerto Rico on vacation.  I really liked the modern/sexy vibe through out the entire hotel area.  The bedroom was very modern with an over-sized picture backdrop and the ocean front room didn’t hurt either. ☺ My favorite piece was the bubble chandelier – I have been thinking of doing a DIY of this.  I will share when/if I ever make it.

This piece is from a museum in Old San Juan.  I’m definitely inspired to get a bunch of ply wood, blow up a great scenic picture and maybe mod podge it? What do you guys think? Will it work?  On another note, I will be leaving for India this weekend- see you in a month with hopefully some inspiring interior images!  ♥ -ijin

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Sunday
September 23, 2012

Weekend Painting

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Friday
September 21, 2012

Friday Art

Friday has somehow become a day for art! After moving this piece to Harper’s room, I’ve decided to make something on a larger scale for the dining room. I am still working on this piece. It is about half done.

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Tuesday
September 18, 2012

Bold Living Room Art

I’ve started a Pinterest board to bookmark some of my favorite living rooms. Interestingly, what draws me to these rooms is the large, abstract artwork. The orange piece above is my absolute favorite. They also seem to all have really high ceilings!




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Friday
September 14, 2012

Friday Painting

Working on a new piece. Have a relaxing weekend. -shari

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Thursday
September 13, 2012

Artist Tali Yalonetzki

After I saw the Etsy feature on artist Tali Yalonetzki I was blown away. I had to visit her shop. One of my favorite things about Etsy is their features on talented artists/designers/creators. This is one that I just bookmarked. LOVE LOVE LOVE her inspiring work. Wouldn’t it be fascinating to watch her paint in person? Is that weird? I wonder how her hands create such lovely/real looking characters?


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Monday
September 10, 2012

New Painting

Finished painting minus the frame. I am thinking a thin gold frame. What color frame would you use?

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Thursday
September 6, 2012

Dream Studio Space

Artist Curtis Kulig has my dream artist’s studio in NYC. Gosh I would really love a place like this… a wide open space with unfinished wood floors, brick walls, & lots of windows. I also really love that yellow shimmery piece of artwork in the background! See more @ The Selby



His bedroom is pretty awesome as well:

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Thursday
August 2, 2012

How to Decorate with Abstract Art

I’ve been doing some serious browsing… I’m searching for a few pieces of abstract art for my home. My living room & dining room both need something xtra large. I’m thinking a bold painting on canvas would be perfect for each room.

So, I went to the internet to get some answers. I didn’t really know the “rules” of decorating with abstract art. Do pieces near each other have to match/have similar colors? do designs have to “go together?” etc, etc.

I found this lovely Norwegian home on interiormagasinet.hegnar.no and it was just what I needed to see. They’ve used large abstract canvases in pretty much every room. All of the colors/designs just WORK! Almost like an art gallery.

After seeing this I am inspired and ready to start looking. Do you have abstract paintings in your home?

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Wednesday
July 25, 2012

4 Pretty Things

origami lampshade, painting, crochet pouf, vase

This morning I was inspired by the gorgeous woman in the photo below. Her bright orange & mint outfit makes her the perfect colorful accessory to the room. I was immediately on the hunt for a painting with orange and minty colors. I found this fabulous one by Claire Desjardins & picked out 3 pretty things to go with it.

inspired by her cute casual look:

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Thursday
June 28, 2012

Fede Saenz

Federico Saenz-Recio, Argentinian born abstract artist = my current obsession!



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Friday
June 15, 2012

1st Dibs Picks

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When it comes to one of a kind pieces for your home there is really no better place than 1st Dibs. They have beautiful antiques, fine art, & furniture (you can browse by style & ERA!) It is definitely one of my favorite websites for decor inspiration.

So, I thought I’d pick out 10 pieces that I’d love in my home if money were no object. I can dream, right?

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Tuesday
June 12, 2012

Isabelle Tuchband’s Home

After spending a few hours browsing her paintings, I stumbled upon Isabelle Tuchband’s house. The Selby had soooo many pretty photographs & I had to repost sooo many of my favorites. Her house reminds me of her artwork. Isabelle has such colorful style and her home looks like such a happy place. I’d LOVE to have a studio like hers. Isn’t it AMAZING?











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Monday
June 11, 2012

Isabelle Tuchband

I am stalking Isabelle Tuchband… & hoping to purchase a piece of her work soon. Oh, I just love her colorful paintings. They just take me away to a happy place!

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Wednesday
June 6, 2012

Win a Cozamia Print!

Kiki’s List is giving away a print from Cozamia. The winner can choose any size up to 24 x 32 inches. I really really really hope I win. I could use something beautiful on my dining room wall!!

The print below is in Krista’s house. I LOVE how she styled it. soooo pretty!

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Friday
June 1, 2012

Thérèse Murdza

I love her colored circles…especially the scribbly lined ones. See more of her work HERE

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Wednesday
April 25, 2012

Abstract Art DIY

Kristen made this really beautiful canvas triangle painting… & she teaches you how to do it! I’ve always dreamed of being an artist. I have no skills, but would love to try this.  Have you ever tried painting?


& don’t you love her leopard pillow?

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Sunday
April 22, 2012

4 Pretty Things

painting, Gina throw, velvet pillow, brass lamp

4 things that I’ve bookmarked this Sunday morning. I’m in a vintage mood, & obsessing over the beautiful painting by Japanese artist Takahiro Kimura!

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Thursday
April 19, 2012

3 Favorites by Joan Snyder



She does amazing work, don’t you think? Joan Snyder

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Tuesday
April 3, 2012

Pop of Fluorescence

Kate Banazi & Koskela collaborate to bring her fluorescent prints to quilt covers.

Wow, serious feast for the eyes!!


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Saturday
March 10, 2012

Abe Lincoln by Jay Jeffers

Amazing, don’t you think? A tad to large for the wall I’m looking to decorate, otherwise I’d buy it! (32 X 37 inches, $525, comes framed!)

to purchase visit One Kings Lane

so cool in this room:


via thezhush.blogspot.com

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Wednesday
February 29, 2012

Affordable Abstract Art


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Abstract art is everywhere these days. I’ve been bookmarking favorites on Etsy, and I’m amazed at all of the interesting, inexpensive pieces. Thumbs up to these fabulous artists!

What do you think? Have you purchased abstract art from Etsy?

P.S. I’m all about big gold/brassy frames- any of these pieces would look amazing in some gold plating.

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Sunday
January 29, 2012

Have you picked out a Valentine Card?

I love this one. The 3 words that mean the most! via Little Bright Studio


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Thursday
November 17, 2011

Handmade Stamps



I find stamp carving pretty fascinating. Geninne D. Zlatkis makes some of the prettiest ones that I’ve seen. She made this great tutorial which helped me track her down:

Stamp Carving from Geninne D. Zlatkis on Vimeo.

In addition, her blog is such a beautiful read! blogdelanine.blogspot.com

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Tuesday
November 15, 2011

Animal Silhouettes in Bark

These limited edition prints are available via Wild Pulp. How beautiful!



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Thursday
October 20, 2011

Watercolors by Samantha Hahn

Thanks to Chelsea Fuss of Frolic I’ve discovered Samantha Hahn. Her watercolors are so dreamy!

I love the portraits and especially love those chanel polishes!



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Wednesday
October 19, 2011

Spherical Sculptures



These are my favorites from Nick Sayers spherical sculptures collection. I love how the cards look with a light inside them!

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Wednesday
September 28, 2011

A Sweet Message…

Don’t you love a print with a cute message? Prints via Love Sugar

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Wednesday
September 14, 2011

Paintings



Don’t you love finding little gems on Etsy? These acrylic paintings are by Britthermann. I love how the flowers look as if they were painted on blackboards!

P.S. you can also purchase less expensive prints

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Thursday
July 28, 2011

Peggy Wolf

Do you have favorite Etsy artists? There are about 5 or 6 artists that I check out regularly and Peggy Wolf is one of them! I LOVE LOVE LOVE her originals, but you can purchase much more affordable prints in pretty much any size.

I am currently obsessed with this Hawaiian Beauty:

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Friday
July 8, 2011

Holton Rower

This is just amazing. The process is equally beautiful, don’t you think?

see more @ holtonrower.com

found via love-maki.blogspot.com

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Wednesday
June 29, 2011

Michelle Armas

Some of my favorites by Michelle Armas. She has new paintings coming in July. & hopefully some new prints too!

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Friday
June 17, 2011

Camille Seaman’s Icebergs




Happy Friday! I thought I’d share some of nature’s finest decor this morning.

Artist/Photographer Camille Seaman has made a career out of photographing icebergs. via Outide Magazine
In 1999, Camille Seaman gave up her seat on a one-hour flight from Oakland to L.A. and scored a round trip ticket anywhere in the world. She chose Alaska. Once there, she decided to walk from a coastal town named Kotzebue across the ice towards Russia. After feeling cold, lost, and somewhat panicked, she had a moment where she stopped, looked around, and felt a connection to the earth. That one moment ignited a passion for Arctic landscapes that she turned into a career photographing icebergs.

info about purchasing prints

Have you ever seen an iceberg in person? The closest that I’ve been is on a trip to Iceland with my husband before we were married. This photo was taken in Jökulsárlón…It was absolutely breathtaking. Unfortunately at the time we had a very inexpensive camera!

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Tuesday
June 14, 2011

Cocoa & Hearts

WOWZA! I love this new piece by Jen Ramos! If you are not yet familiar with Jen, she is a graphic designer, interior designer, blogger and has recently revealed that she is an AMAZING artist. Check out more or her brilliant work at Cocoa & Hearts.

Just a few more of my faves below:





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Tuesday
June 14, 2011

Yarnbombing







Have you heard of the Yarnbombing movement? Knitters around the world have been covering city streets and objects with their colorful creations. Textile artist, Magda Sayeg founded Knitta Please, the knit graffiti group that has created some of the most fantastic pieces of art in the yarnbombing movement.

It is really incredible how much work goes into their craft. They recently covered over 300 feet of AC ductwork in Etsy.com‘s Brooklyn office. Check it out here.

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Wednesday
June 1, 2011

Interesting Wall Art





One of my favorite things to do when looking at people’s homes online is to check out their wall art. The Selby always has homes with really quirky decor.

This home stuck out to me. It is located in San Francisco & owner Ben Ospital is the owner of Modern Appealing Clothing. I picked out a few photos that display some of his unique wall art. There was sooo much so it was hard to narrow down, but these walls really caught my attention.

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Friday
April 29, 2011

Surreal Sculptures





Artist Myeongbeom Kim is known to create really interesting sculptures combining man-made elements with natural ones…my favorite is the goldfish swimming inside the lightbulb!

via My Modern Met

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Monday
March 7, 2011

Sister Corita


i’m a huge fan of Sister Mary Corita Kent. i just purchased this amazing print from Made by Girl

and i’ve been watching ebay actions all week. this vintage book is for sale ($95)– if only i had unlimited funds!


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Tuesday
February 15, 2011

a sweet painting for Valentine’s Day

the perfect view for a blogger :) Fifi Flowers

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Tuesday
January 25, 2011

paintings







i really like all of the original paintings in this house. don’t they add a ton of character? i love the huge one in the kitchen above that little table. more at bo-laget.se

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Thursday
January 6, 2011

watercolors



i became obsessed with watercolors last year, and love browsing Etsy for new artists. these are 3 of my favorites by Silver Ridge Studio. you can purchase originals as well as the more inexpensive prints. (the first one i just adore!)

see another one of my fave watercolor artists here

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Tuesday
January 4, 2011

ART by Vincenzo Rizzo

i’ve been looking for a painting to hang near my powder room and i am thinking about something by Vincenzo Rizzo. i LOVE his work! (especially his oil/watercolors on canvas)

he has some amazingly affordable prints. here are just a few:




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Wednesday
November 17, 2010

Art by Heather Williams




i am loving Heather’s painting series entitled “The Girls.” the 3 pieces i posted are my favorites- don’t the characters seem fashionable? you can purchase prints of her paintings at her Etsy Store. i would love to buy a large original Heather Williams painting.

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