Friday, August 30, 2013


Happy Labor Day Weekend! I am celebrating by offering all of you wonderful readers 20% off any purchase in my shop totaling at least $20 with the code: LABOR20
type it in at checkout to receive your discount and enjoy the holiday (if you live in the US!) and
 have a great Holiday weekend!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Sometimes I just need a color boost mid-week!
What's your favorite color pairing?

Monday, August 26, 2013


I just wanted to thank Rocio at the Spanish fashion blog Hola and my friend Karen at Art by Karena for posting some very kind mentions on my work recently. Please check them out by clicking the names above below the photos. Thanks and have a terrific Monday!

Friday, August 23, 2013

I SPY....

Did you see this great post on fellow blogger and businesswoman Mackenzie Horan on the Glitter Guide?
I was "chuffed" to see that she had my ginger jar print hanging on her gallery wall (above)

Mackenzie carries some Annechovie products in her Design Darling store
(my matchboxes are on the windowsill here)

She has done a lot with 300 square feet in Manhattan!

Congratulations, Mackenzie!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


I just had to post this!
I like Chevron as much as the next guy (or girl....) However, I cannot bring myself to paint it or to have it in my home. It was just emerging (again) about 6 years ago when I used it as a background for some of my silhouette paintings, but it has been beaten to death since then. It's one of those patterns that will define the last few years in decor and will look dated. So, I just can't do it. Oh, that and juju feather headdresses. What about you? Any design trend that you have seen enough of?

Monday, August 19, 2013


All mounted canvas prints are 20% off this week in my Etsy shop.
Just use this code at etsy checkout: CANVAS20
Find them all here

Thursday, August 15, 2013


I have had a hectic week catching up on work after I have been away and so am a little behind with my blogging! I am leaving tomorrow for a weekend away with my husband. We are doing some more furniture shopping combined with beach time as we need to get things together and ordered since we are due to move into our new digs in about 3 weeks! Yikes.
Anyway, I saw this gorgeous, light-filled studio via The Design Files and it's a bit of an inspiration for my new studio (although I don't envision a hide rug on my floor somehow). The white shutters are already in place along with the wood floor, I just need to paint the walls white and I will be ready to go.....

These two images are not really pertinent, but just make me feel happy. The good thing about being an independent blogger is that you can post whatever you want for apparently no good reason, right?

Don't you love how Bonnard captured the light in this painting? Timeless!
Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you next week.

Monday, August 12, 2013


Happy Monday!
I'm getting caught up on work today after a busy weekend away. I just wanted to share a commissioned illustration I completed for some great clients who are sending out a moving announcement.

Friday, August 9, 2013


We both love French bistro chairs and picked these up for our kitchen

Part of last weekend was spent perusing some stores for furniture and interesting pieces to furnish our home.
Fortunately for me, I am blessed with a patient husband who also happens to be on the same page with me, as well as having a great eye himself. Our only major difference is his love for leather furniture (which seems to be a part of the American male's DNA). I get it that leather is practical and generally pretty comfortable, however, it is also furnishing the homes of 90% of the population and being a non-conformist, I resist capitulation and going with the crowd.

Of course I couldn't resist snapping a pic of this oversized ginger jar!

Love this table and the color of these vases. The Chinoiserie bamboo chairs are beautiful, too.

The color of these walls is so soothing. Hmmmm....

I am majorly attracted to oval shapes, especially tables.
We're headed to Dallas this weekend to visit family, so furniture hunting will have to wait.
 Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you back here next week!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


ZGallerie has some great finds for your home. I just visited the other day and found some great accent pieces for my new digs. I also saw they are featuring this cool contest and entered right away because which of us wouldn't love to win a $2500 gift card??!
Enter here

Monday, August 5, 2013


Fauchon pastries are little works of art


Hello and welcome to the first Monday in August. I cannot believe August is here already!
This Summer is racing by. So much is going on and with getting married this Summer and now buying a new place and getting ready to move in, I'm a little swamped trying to keep up with Annechovie orders, commissions and blogging.
So, please excuse this post being a little lame. I do love the green, though, do you? I also apologize for the fact that I've been so remiss responding to comments and visiting all of my friends and favorite blogs. I do miss you all and will be back on track very soon.

Friday, August 2, 2013


My husband and I are in the process of buying a new home, so last Saturday I dragged him out scouting for some pieces for the new place. He was very patient and we shared some good laughs as we meandered through some shops looking for "unique" pieces. Unique we did find.  There was the good, the bad and the ugly.  Unfortunately, we saw more ugly than we did good, and didn't come away with any treasures, but it was entertaining at the least. These Staffordshire pieces above were good finds, but I wasn't exactly in the market for them.

We both liked these bamboo nesting tables and I'm debating picking these up later on if they haven't been snagged.

There were plenty of tacky and musty items, this being one of them.

Then there was the the Liberace bedroom set.  The gaudy motif/style reminded me of  those old carousels at amusement parks. Apparently, some lucky person had already laid claim to it. Go figure!

The hunt continues and at least my curiosity was satisfied. I realized that I am not really missing anything at my local consignment/antique shops. I have my eye on some new, unused items and we will see how it all comes together!
Have a great weekend!!