I have been working on my living room, giving it a nice little refresh! So far, I’ve shared with you the plan, updated the art over my bench, dreamed about pink chairs and shared the new TV. Well this week is exciting because you get to see what chair and sofa I choose plus some new art for the space! First off, the sofa:
I am going with a camel leather sofa from DownEast home called The Paladin. I will give the sofa its own post when it arrives, but I wanted to share a sneak peek! Isn’t it gorgeous?! Delivery should happen next week and I can’t wait to see it in the space (and get rid of our holey sofa). To say I am thrilled about finally getting a new sofa is the understatement of the year :)!!!
The next development that I want to share is I choose a pink chair! I really wanted a petite chair so I am going with The Tyley from World Market. It will visually lighten up the space and add that pop of pink that I love. Again, I’ll be sure to update the blog with pictures when it arrives! I think she is the perfect partner to the sofa.
I had an artist Claire Kendall contact me about using her art in my home. I clicked over and couldn’t believe how beautiful her art is! It’s a little quirky, a lot beautiful, and she uses pink and lots of flowers. AKA, its perfect for my house. Claire was nice enough to paint a piece that perfectly fit my house. I choose Cosmo Jenny after going between pieces (they are all so pretty!). It arrived and this is where I placed it:
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t in love with how it looked here. It was competing with the art next to it and behind the sofa and I really wanted it to stand out. So I moved it to over my desk:
Isn’t that much better?! She is definitely the star of the show over here and the perfect inspiration for me as I work.
I asked Claire (the artist) about her inspiration for her latest collection of pieces called The Floristeria. Here is what she said:
The Floristeria collection is based around 3 concepts- geometry, flowers and fashion. Floristeria literally means “flower shop” in Spanish, or you could take it to mean “floral hysteria.”The flowerheads have been a developing concept for certain. Essentially, I love fashion and I also used to work for a few wedding florists in Charleston, so I love flowers as well. My mother is a master gardener, so it is in my family. 🙂 The flowerheads are my way of marrying my two loves together with a sense of humor.I decided to focus on street style for the flowerheads because it is all about an individual’s personal sense of style. Sometimes the subject is a well-known person in the industry who can afford designer clothes, but other times regular people with great style get featured. I love that anyone can get noticed for having great style and I really do think of good fashion as an art form.”
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I am in the process of creating a series of original flowerheads on cotton paper (12x16in), which I’m going to release on my website on September 27th. There will be at least 7 of those I would say and maybe a few new prints.”
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