Art

love it or leave it: graffiti as interior art?

Graffiti.  Some people love it and embrace its raw beauty and expressive nature.  Others think it is a distasteful display of destruction or vandalism.  But the question lies here:  Is it an art form worthy of being displayed in the home?

Graffiti Wall via Design Sponge

Bachelor Pad - Adore Home Magazine June-July 2012

Adore Home Magazine featured this bachelor pad with a graffiti accent wall.

 

IKEA graffiti painted dresser

Remember IKEA using graffiti to advertise the ability to customize their furniture?

graffiti accent wall

High End Graffiti'd BathroomCheck out Houzz and you’ll find it in some high-end, custom residences.

Kelly Wearstler's Home - graffiti wall

 

Bold designer Kelly Wearstler used it in her home.  Would you ever consider it in yours?  Love it or leave it??

 

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(all photos link back to their source)

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blurred lines

Much like the song, here’s 6 items that I can’t get out of my head.

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1:  Photography by Amy Theiss Giese   (Etsy)

geometric abstract photography by Atgeise

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2: Blurred Water Abstract iPhone Case (Society 6)

 blurred water abstract iphone cover

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3: Blurred Lines Acrylic Painting by ArianasMisc (Etsy)

Blurred Lines by ArianasMisc

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4: Blurry Things by Trever Hoehne

Blurred Photography by Trever Hoene

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5:  Artsy Pillow Cover by Wayfarer Prints (Etsy)

Blurred Pillow Cover by Wayfarer Prints

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6: Watercolour Bokeh Ocean Canvas Print (Urban Road)

Bokeh Ocean Art

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The beautiful things in life are perfectly imperfect.  ❤  Happy Saturday!

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(all photos link back to their original source)

simple Valentine’s Day crafts from the heart

I bet if you asked people to name the first gift idea that popped into their head for Valentine’s Day, most would say:  jewelry, flowers, Hallmark, or chocolate.   There’s such an industry built around the 14th of February I think sometimes we lose focus on what the whole point of the day really is.  What better way to show someone you care than with a thoughtful craft or keepsake?  Here’s 4 DIY Valentine’s Day craft ideas I found on the web that caught my eye.  You can find nearly all of the materials to make them at home or at the store up the street!

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Cute Cards Made From Household Items

DIY puzzle pieces valentines day card

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I love these homemade cards featured in this month’s Real Simple mag.  Such a great idea to take something you don’t use anymore like a deck of cards, an old match book, or a puzzle and create these unique valentines!

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XOXO Letters

xoxo letters

Go to Hobby Lobby and grip up these cardboard letters and your favorite color of spray paint to create this valentine that can be displayed year round. (Note: metallic paint colors always seem to make these pop – but I’m sure you could use any color!)

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Paint Strip Valentines

paint strip valentine

The perfect simple valentine.  Paint strips are free and I’m sure ya’ll have a marker lying around.  This is great for the coworker, classmate, or extended family member.  You can always write a message on the back too if you so desire.

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Heart Art

ombre hearts art

Buy a small canvas (art stores have these on sale all the time!), give it a quick paint job, and then glue small items together in the shape of a heart.  Love this one made out of buttons shown above, but you could use anything around the house, like thumbtacks, coins, cut up pieces of fabric…be creative – the sky is the limit!

(These are not my DIY projects, but images link back to their original source)

design obsession: moroccan style

Morocco: A magical land, rich in history, culture, and charm.

It’s no secret that it’s top 10 on my bucket list.  I dream of traveling to Marrakech, strolling through the marketplace, and photographing architectural and scenic wonders that are like no other.

The style is timeless.  A constant influence to so much of the design and fashion world today.  The attention to detail is impeccable, from the arches and architecture, to the refinements of the tile and latticework.

So naturally, I adore anything inspired by this amazing place.

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Wallpaper by Urban Outfitters!

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Behold the La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakesh.  DROP. DEAD. GORGEOUS.

This freakin pool!!!

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Everybody needs a lil Moroccan in their life. 🙂

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a)  Light fixtures, Viva Terra   –  b) Teal Moroccan Veridigris Earrings, from Christina Nicole via Etsy  –  c) Geometric Cuff in Grey, Deja Vu  –  d) Sandals, Charlotte Russe  –  e) One Shoulder Dress, Deja Vu    –    f) Carthage Pierced Lantern, Home Decorators   –    g) Tahla Lantern, Z Gallerie  –   h) Rug, Ikea   –     i) Chinese Garden Stool, Wisteria   –    j) Moroccan Inspired Photo Frame, Wisteria   –   k) 4 Door Mirrored Console, to the trade only (contact me for pricing/ordering)  –     l) Votive cups, Z Gallerie   –    m) Jacqui Coffee Table in White, Bungalow 5    –    n) Light Fixture, to the trade only (contact me for pricing/ordering)    –   o) J.L. Rhein Pillow, Wayfair   –     p) Macau End Table, Home Decorators