Artist // Raven Roxanne

August 13, 2015

Just tipped off to an amazing new-to-me artist on Instagram (God bless IG): Raven Roxanne. It looks like she is quite the abstract artist. For anyone that's been around here for awhile, you know I love me some abstract art. The more colorful, the better! Hence my infatuation with:

Soooo many people mistakenly think that anyone can do abstract art. If I had a dollar for every time I've heard "looks like my four year old could do it," I would be taking myself to a really nice steak dinner. Talented abstract artists have a trained eye, an incredible color sense, sensibilities to composition and scale, and often develop very personal painting techniques that are unique to their style.

So, no, not everyone can be an abstract artist. That said, art is totally subjective, so I get how some don't appreciate certain styles/mediums/subject matter as much as others. What speaks to one heart may not speak to another. My heart just happens to do extreme palpitations when it encounters artists like this one.

Raven Roxanne has more recently ventured into girls with florals, which are just stunning. The faceless silhouettes make them so moody, but the style and palette keep things lighthearted and fresh. It's the most delicious combo eva eva eva.

She's restocking her online inventory tomorrow, so keep an eye on her site for the latest! I know I will be.

Because It's Awesome + Joss & Main

August 11, 2015

Hi, friends! I'm really excited to share that I have teamed up with the fine folks at Joss & Main this week for one of their "at home with" features. I love sales that are inspired by real homes! It goes without saying that it's especially thrilling that this one happens to be inspired by mine :)

If you're unfamiliar with Joss and Main, you're probably missing out. It's a beautifully-curated flash sale site with daily hard-to-resist home design deals and steals. You can check out my home tour and shop this hot mess color-and-pattern-infused look here. (But I doubt you'll be able to stop there. Just sayin'.)

A few of my favorite pieces from the sale:

Hot tip: The bed in our master actually came from Joss & Main! It was one of the first purchases I made after moving into the house almost four years ago (because, you know, we finally had room for a king), and, needless to say, we're still loving it. So that should tell you how long I've been a fan. Find all of the goodness here. I'm off to consider a few new items for myself...

Post in collaboration with Joss and Main. All opinions are my own.

Inspiration // A Hallmark photo stylist's home

August 6, 2015

So I don't mention this a lot --

Okay, let's be real. I don't mention anything a lot due to my on again off again blogging schedule.

-- I work for Corporate America. And (gasp) I kind of love it. For some reason, I feel like those are words you're not allowed to say in blogland. I know there are a lot of us full-timers out there, but most don't talk about it. And I guess I've never really had a reason to either, because what I was doing for so many years (design/typography/hand lettering) didn't always relate to what I talk about here (interiors). But -- lucky me! -- those worlds have started to combine.

You see, I blog for a living now. And I get to talk about the most unbelievably talented people all day everyday. Mostly about their work, their craft, and the gorgeous products they create for our company. But sometimes I get to talk about their homes. Which is, of course, the very best part of the job for me.


Enter Andy. He's a wildly talented photo stylist for Hallmark, which is clear from the moment you step foot into his beautiful home. He's warm, gracious, and it feels like you've known him forever from the first moment you meet. To me, his home really reflects his personality. It's one of the most enchanting spaces I've ever been. Truly. (Like, I sent him a thank you note for the wonderful photo shoot when it was technically just part of my job to be there. It's all that charming.) I couldn't help but snap one thousand pics during our shoot, but you should definitely check out all of the real deal photos (by the same Jane Kortright that has shot my own home on numerous occasions) and hear the story behind the details of Andy's stunning abode over at Think.Make.Share.

See allllllll of the Hallmark home tours to date here. That should help you kill a couple hours on this fine Friday. Don't say I didn't warn you. ox

Art Inspired // Minted for West Elm

June 26, 2015

It's Friday, which means tomorrow is Saturday, and that is swell. The weekends have gotten pretty fun around here. Not because we do anything especially exciting, but because Ava is at that really amazing age where everything is fun. Looking at ants is fun. Getting sprayed with the hose is fun. Climbing up and down stairs one million times is fun.

You get the idea.

It's impossible not to love all of these things when an innocent tiny person insists that you enjoy them, too. I love seeing the world through that kiddo lens. Changes everything.

None of this has anything to do with today's moodboard. Except that Ava is pretty, and this office would be pretty, too.

Getting out of the blogging game has me really off my home decor shopping game, too. What are some of your current favorite sources? I need some new places to stalk! ox


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