Yesterday, I stumbled upon the image above of Alexa Hampton‘s Manhattan apartment and gushed to Simon, “this is my dream bedroom!” It’s no surprise, that the interior designer’s home is the envy of maximalist’s everywhere. I love Alexa’s traditional decorating style paired with her fearless use of color (the plum walls in the bedroom are so good). Below, explore more images of Alexa’s apartment and find my suggestions for channeling a similar look in your own home.
I’m hoping to add more original art to my collection and have found woodblock and linocut prints are an affordable way to do so. These striking botanical woodblock prints by artist Deb DeCicco are high on my list wist. Deb has been a visual artist for over 35 years and creates her woodblock prints in the traditional method of moku hanga developed in Japan during the 18th century. As described by Deb, “Each individual print is made entirely by hand without the use of a press. Each color is printed from a separate hand carved block using acid free cream colored paper, paint, brushes and a hand held baren.” Explore more of her lovely work below, and find her Etsy shop here.READ POST
Looking for a sweet card for your special someone? Last week, I rounded up my favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas, and this week, I’m sharing my favorite loving sentiments from Etsy stationers. Their Valentine’s cards are cute, clever and support small businesses (what’s not to love?). Above, Please Be Mine.READ POST
I love accessorizing with embroidered cocktail napkins and Etsy is my favorite place to find them. They’re functional (no stains of our coffee table) and chic. Many designs allow you to pick from a variety of linen and thread colors, and some even offer multiple monogram styles from which to choose. Below, are over 40 awesome napkins available now. They make for great gifts with such a personal touch. I hope you find a set you love!READ POST