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Gold Foil Nursery Art

gold foil nursery art

I wanted to take today and highlight the artists that contributed to the Gray & Gold Nursery.  I think the art in that space really made it shine, it made it special.  Each piece has meaning for the couple, for them as a family of three.  The gold foil prints fit in this nursery perfectly, but I also loved the thought that they could be moved to different parts of the home later if desired.  Plus they can grow up with their little boy.  It was a win all around.

I’m so happy to be sharing more up close and personal photos of these artists’ work, and I hope you show them some love.  These are all small business owners, and I so appreciate their love of their craft.  The way these prints came packaged was beauty in itself!

Here they are…in alphabetical order.  You should definitely explore these shops, I found a few things just while writing this post!

1.  All Things Pretty – LOVE Gold Foil Print

all things pretty

all things pretty

 

2.  All Things Pretty – Polka Dot Heart Gold Foil Print

all things pretty

all things pretty

 

3.  Bliss Notions – “You Are My Happy Thought” Gold Foil Print

bliss notions

bliss notions

 

4.  By Samantha – Gold Map Print

by samanatha

by samantha

 

5.  Charm and Gumption – “Be Brave” Gold Foil Print

charm and gumption

charm and gumption

 

6.  Collectivity Lane – Arrows Gold Foil Print

collectivity lane

collectivity lane

 

7.  Gilded Mint – Gold Wishbone

gilded mint

gilded mint

 

8.  Glam Prints Shop – Texas Gold Foil Print

glam prints shop

glam prints shop

 

9.  Le Papier Studio – Silhouette Gold Foil Print (these are customizable!!)

le papier studio

le papier studio

 

 

10.  Pheasant Press – “Hello Sunshine” Gold Foil Print

pheasant press

pheasant press

 

11.  Raincity Prints – “You Are My Greatest Adventure” Gold Print

raincity prints

 

12.  Southern Weddings Shop – “Oh Happy Day” Gold Foil Print

southern weddings shop

southern weddings shop

 

 

13.  The Digital Studio – Elephant and Giraffe Gold Foil Prints

the digital studio

the digital studio

 

14.  The Digital Studio – “Life Is A Beautiful Ride” Gold Foil Bicycle Print

all things pretty

all things pretty

 

And also, I couldn’t finish this post without talking about Trang’s beautiful work on the Origami Mobile.  I’m torn on baby mobiles because they are often too simple looking (and boring for baby), or they are reeeeeeally out there.  I came up with the idea for the origami mobile because I thought the shapes would be intriguing for baby, the shadows the folds of the paper cast would be interesting, plus it would look simple and beautiful.  Trang delivered truly lovely work, and her handcrafted animals from gold metallic paper fit this space to a tee.  Find her work here.

origami mobile by trang phan

origami mobile by trang phan

 

It makes me really happy to showcase other women’s work – women who are entrepreneurial, creative, and smart.  Women working hard to support themselves and their families and using their talent.  A special thanks to these business owners who helped me with this project.

Written by Grace

New Living Room Curtains & A Little Tip

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Thanks so much for the great comments on my DIY Acrylic Rod Update!  I have loved getting photos of what you guys have done with the idea so keep them coming!

Curtains are an easy change usually, which is good for me because I like to change mine every few years.  : )  Now there are some I will not change as often because the fabric is a one-of-a-kind, or it is some amazing pattern and was more expensive, etc.  I also like to get creative when changing out curtains and will use them to make pillows or cover a small bench or chair, etc.  In fact, that is exactly what I did for a client in her guest room.  We covered a sad bench with two panels of gray velvet drapery I used to have in my office, and it turned out great!  (see the post here)  I mean, seriously, would you ever know those were curtains?

photo courtesy of Sabrina Gebhardt Photography

As I’m sure you have noticed, wide,  horizontal-striped curtains with a bold color have been all the rage the past few years, although a stripe is classic and will probably never go out of style.

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I have loved this look for years, but wanted something a little softer for my living room.   Brightening this room up is something I have really worked on (through changing color palette – paint, trim, etc.) because even though it has two large and two small windows, it can feel rather dark.  None of the windows have direct light as the front porch presides over the two large windows, and the porte cochere hovers over the two small windows.

When I spied this neutral wide striped fabric, I knew this was just what I wanted.

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However, the fabric had been discontinued, so luckily, my friend and talented designer, Emily, helped me track it down!  Thanks again, Emily!

I like drapery with pleating at the top because I think it helps the fabric hang better, but I wanted the pleats to be very very minimal.  Pinch pleats can look very formal and sometimes a little severe to me.  Since I have an old home, and this is our living room, I did not want it to feel overly formal as these rooms can project “stuffiness”.  The slight pleats give it a more casual, livable vibe.  I’m so happy with how they turned out.

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Secret Sources: The Best, Most Affordable Bamboo Shades

I have long been on the quest for the perfect bamboo shade.  The natural organic feel to them really grips me.  I especially love them in this room (one of my favorite rooms ever) by Lauren Liess.

lauren liess

lauren liess

I have searched for the perfect, AFFORDABLE bamboo shade for years.  Seriously.  I have looked through clearance racks at all sorts of stores and ordered samples from all over the place.  And although it is entirely possible this secret has been out for awhile, it wasn’t until six months or so ago that I discovered them.

You see, a bamboo shade has to have sort of a tortoise shell feel to them, and be light in color, but not too white and not too honey.  It is a very delicate balance.  The weave is also very important; not too reed-like and not too wide like blinds.

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Window Treatment Ideas: Lambrequins

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rowley company

Are you familiar with lambrequins?  Pronounced lam-breh-kinz.  They are a more traditional window treatment that has been around since the medieval times, where they were used around windows as a pretty way to keep out drafts.  As with all classic design elements, the popularity of lambrequins has ebbed and flowed, but they are popping up more and more in recent years.

So what is a lambrequin?  It is similar to a cornice, but it has sides that continue to the sill or even the floor.

For example, these window treatments feature cornices;

david hicks

david hicks

whereas, these windows are dressed with lamberquins.

miles redd via elle decor

miles redd via elle decor

When lambrequins were first being used, they were typically painted or stenciled wood, or covered in wallpaper.  It wasn’t until around the Victorian Era that they became more elaborate and covered in fabric.  The photo below is circa 1850 from the book “Upholstery in America & Europe from the Seventeenth Century to World War I”.

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