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inside out

I picked up my monthly lot of the dying breed known as magazines today and oh my.  I found my dream home in the latest issue of Inside Out.  The house is the perfect mix of old and new, kind of a barn meets loft feel, in a gorgeous setting.  Oh and they have horses.  Apart from the fact that I am torn whether I could actually live in the country, I would move there in a second.


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art wall

My print ‘Girl in the Yellow Suit’ is part of Art Wall’s January room.  Art Wall is a virtual display space created to exhibit the artwork of independent artists.  It’s approach to showing art is fun and a great inspiration for creating your own art wall.


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my favorite spot

so far as the decorations slowly go up: our entry way.  I made the ‘it’s beautiful here’ after seeing this, but sadly my wallet and I had a minor disagreement about it.  So I settled for my own handy work, 10 minutes and $5 later…


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I heart

everything about this house…


(via dos family)  Ah, and yes, those would be painted floors.  I have decided to go for it and paint ours in the new year, can’t wait! I am now wondering: the stairs, because these are really so beautiful…


(via door sixteen via skona hem)

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it’s starting

The itch to start decorating for the holidays has started.  Here are some of my favorite new holiday finds.


beautifully simple felt garland here, lovingly wrapped gift via fryd + design, gift tags and lovely holiday cards blue pool road, gorgeous linen for your table at linen me (sale here through today!)

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sofa plans

I recently bought this antique sofa via craigs list.  I probably won’t get to this ‘little’ project for a while, but I like planning and dreaming.  I’m thinking of white fabric, I know, I know, white sofa+2 kids and 1 dog = bad idea.   But I ordered some samples and have been trying my best to stain them, look coffee!  If I’m honest, I spill, stain etc, just as much as the kids.  I have the bad fortune of spilling my coffee, on the sofa, on a regular basis.


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indulge me for a moment

If you visit me here regularly you may have noticed I am mildly obsessed with painting our hardwoods white.  I am 99% sure I would love the result (hubby not quite as much).  Talk of this is sacrilege to some and I’ve never seen it done in anyones home here despite our grey winters to which white floors seems a common remidy in Scandanavian countries.   So, should I say, Ha! to convention and just deal with any possible consequenses if we ever sell, or play it safe?whiteaswhite.jpgoh and that bench in the middle with those great legs is from an old high school locker room, here.  Anyone in Seattle want to drive it down to me?  (images via the gorgeous blog emmas blog)

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So just to keep things interesting, as one can never have to much to do, I started a little home project the other night.  I was never completely happy with the wood boxes we use as drawers (seen here).  I had previously covered them in wallpaper.  I took that off and have started covering them in cut out fabric (actually linen book cloth).  So far I really like the look.stencil21.jpgstencil.jpg

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objects of devotion

I recently saw this way to display ‘well loved’ objects over at the selby and immediately knew I wanted to do this.  The more loved a stuffed animals is the cuter it gets.  My son has one such friend, and many, many more that are loved, just not loved to near destruction.  A great way to display these cherished objects of childhood!  I want to run out and get a mass of different sized wood boxes…


via the selby

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neighborhoody love

I’m sure you’ve seen these great posters by Ork before, but just in case you haven’t….



flying books

Loving these flying books in a childs room over at Cookie.


and the little gnome table is pretty fantastic, too.  I had seen this guy over at CB2 and thought it might look fun on our front porch.


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new portraits!

In time for mother’s day or any day.  I wanted to share these sweet, simple (and totally affordable) sketch portraits.  I hand draw the portrait based on a submitted photo and digitally place it on an old book page (I love the color and texture this adds).  They are then printed on gorgeous Hahnemuhle Museum Etching paper.  They will be available in two sizes, 8″x10″($35) and 13″x19″($50).  I love, love these, especially in white frames.  I’m thinking a whole wall in our bedroom would look just right with these.  These will be available starting tomorrow on both my website and etsy.  I hope you like them! 


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