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Bebe scored herself a new sweater for cold days and was especially thankful.
I bought my first bunch of ranunculus for the year.
Peanut stole my new Hudson Bay Caribou throw.
I had the best time speaking at Chirps & Cheers for their Real People series!
The latest addition to Womb Gallery.
This Green Tea with Coconut has changed my life.
Rainey the kitten turn one – not a girl/not yet a woman.
Also, I’m fairly certain she’s actually Bebe’s cat.
I bought the cutest little yellow ceramic bowl.

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Moving Prep

Among the long list of things required for my upcoming move is prepping my house for sale. Oh, the intimidation. I always knew I wouldn’t be in this home for that long in the grand scheme of things, so most updates and decor decisions were made with that in mind. The few places I strayed were my guest room, my front door, and my hall bath – which I  painted a Tiffany blue the weekend I closed on the place. While I love the pop of color it brings to the windowless room, I realize that potential buyers may not feel the same way.


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When Sherwin-Williams asked me to team up with them once again for National Painting Week I knew this was the room that needed my attention most. My goal was to have it blend in a bit more with the rest of the house’s relaxed and muted palette while still retaining the feel of being light and open. The wall color was close to the above blue, but kickier with a touch more green. (Just trust me for now.)


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The way I saw it I had three options. One was the obvious route of straight-up white. There’s something innately refreshing about a blank canvas, and surely that would appeal to buyers when they were trying to envision themselves living here.


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The second was a neutralizing grey. Something light with some yellow undertones for warmth that would pull in the dappled brown floor tiles. Plus, nearly everything goes with a good grey.


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PHOTO: Better Homes & Gardens

The third option would be to stick with the blue, just tone it down a bit. Blue bathrooms always seem to have a spa-like quality to them that no other color comes close to.

I’ll be sharing my full bathroom reveal April 7th. will be sharing inspiration, ideas, and more to get your creative juices flowing for your own painting projects all week long so be sure to check in. There will also be projects from 14 other design bloggers celebrating National Painting Week, so get ready for things to get colorful!

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01/ Nice Nosing You, a photo series that gets up close and personal with dog snouts!
02/ All Hail the King explores the different personas of Walter White.
03/ Check out these custom rolling pins that print across dough!
04/ Incredibly detailed macro photos of butterfly and moth wings.
05/ Beach trash found in New York Harbor is given a new life in Found in Nature.
06/ An NYC cyclist-inspired print made with seven different bike tires.
07/ Field Note’s Sherwood edition features covers made of American cherrywood!
08/ Mirror Culture uses 6,000 CDs and fishing line to reflect crazy light.
09/ Four posters inspired by Wes Anderson’s most popular films.
10/ What happens when you zap instant film with 15,000 volts?

This week on Design Crush:
Two illustrators, two cities, two coasts – loving Hello NY and Meanwhile in San Francisco.
Beauty tips and tricks on the cheap.
Crushing on Barbara Macfarlane‘s energetic city maps.
ferm Living’s spring collection is definitely channeling the season.
Dreamy mid-century pastel illustrations of homes from Chris Turnham.
Graphic home and office goods from Design Letters & Friends.
Retro-modern art featuring top musicians from Tuna Bora.
ALERT! Trending: Fiber Tapestry Art!
Collages that I’d like to turn into fabric from Kate Lewis.


Kate Lewis

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My heart did a little pitter patter when I laid eyes upon Kate Lewis‘s recent collage work for Harper’s Bazaar. She’s got a great eye not only for color, but composition as well. All leading me to jump on the fan wagon and dream about either framing one of these for my wall or turning them all into modern plaid fabrics. How great would these look strutting down the runway?!


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Trending: Fiber Tapestry Art


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I remember as a kid absolutely hating fiber tapestry art, especially the brown piece hanging in my aunt and uncle’s apartment. It just wasn’t art to me. Now I think they’re incredible and I can’t wait to try my hand at creating a piece of my own. Whether you love them or hate them one thing is for sure, these wall hangings are experiencing a trendy comeback.



The Brick House // BrookandLyn



Design Love Fest // Julie Thevenot



jujujust // Native Line



Habit Studio // Slow Down Productions


Tuna Bora

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Los Angeles-based illustrator Tuna Bora‘s recent work full of famous musicians is incredible. Her style feels half retro and half futuristic, but in a very unique way. Recognize any of her musically gifted subject matter?


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Barbara Macfarlane

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If it’s possible for a static street map to feel alive with motion, Barbara Macfarlane has nailed it. The energy is palpable, the pigment is intense, and the look is effortless and freeing. Kind of the same feel one gets when visiting London and Manhattan in person.


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