Monday, May 30, 2011


I am now offering frames as an a la carte item in my Etsy shop. You can just put the frame size of your choice in your cart with your print and I can ship your print(s) to you framed and ready to hang! These beautiful frames with a 1 and 5/8 inch profile are perfect for a single print or an entire gallery wall.
No need for a custom listing or a's as simple as clicking on the frame option you desire and your framed print arrives to you (or as a gift for someone special) all ready to hang!  Check out your options here.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Do you like candles?  
I do, that is if they aren't tackily packaged or impossibly strong scented and headache-inducing!!  I had the chance to sample this candle trio called "Cote D'Azur" by Linnea's Lights. Not only was the packaging attractive and tastefully understated, but the scents of lavender (my fave) , mimosa and white coral left my home smelling fresh and welcoming.  These all-natural, hand-poured and triple scented soy wax candles would make an excellent addition to the ambience of your decor or a wonderfully chic gift for a friend.  
They are available here.

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all of my US readers and a great weekend to everyone else as well!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Just wanted to share a shot of a gallery wall that a very thoughtful customer sent to me. You can spot my "Blue and White Ginger Jar"canvas on the bottom, second from the left.
I love seeing my work in the homes of my wonderful customers all over the world! 

Monday, May 23, 2011


and for a TOTALLY random post today.....3 things from my very old files that made me feel happy.  
What makes you happy?

Friday, May 20, 2011


Photo by J. Savage Gibson

Winding up a very busy week here full of good things and work in progress. 
This porch setting out of Coastal Living looks like an ideal place to chill and take a weekend break, wouldn't you agree?
Wishing you all a very nice weekend!

Monday, May 16, 2011




Hope your week gets off to a great start today!  I'd like to introduce 2 new prints from my shop today. The Pavilion Silhouette and the Chiavari Chair Silhouette. They are available here.

Friday, May 13, 2011


Haymarket Designs

The Brown Trading Company

Roxanne Lumme  Interiors - Inspirational Sketchbook

A huge thanks to all of these wonderful blogs/editors who have posted kind mentions on my work lately. 
I hope that everyone has a great weekend AND I'd just like to say thank you for reading this blog and supporting my work! My readers are THE best.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I love beautiful things, especially colorful everyday items for daily use. I am very visual, while at the same time, a total pragmatist. These two-tone melamine glasses are the perfect compromise - find them here.  

Monday, May 9, 2011


I have long been a fan of Stray Dog Designs, so it was great to see that West Elm was collaborating with them this season to bring some great pieces in white with a great sculptural quality. I remember speaking with Stray Dog founder Jane Gray years ago at market in Atlanta and she was very gracious and warm. I admire their commitment to use recycled materials and pay fair wages to their craftspeople - a win/win for everyone. I also really like this new lamp, although the shade has been toned down/neutralized a bit for the mass market could be juiced up again with a little tweaking or new shade altogether. You can find it here.

This side table is another great "textured" piece that caught my eye.

Check out more of Stray Dog Designs here

Friday, May 6, 2011


A NEW version of my Red Chinoiserie Chair is now available here with a soft duck egg blue background . 
Here's hoping that you all have a fantastic weekend and wishing all of the wonderful mothers a very special Mother's Day on Sunday!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


My very popular Anna Spiro Chair, named after the famous Aussie blogger/designer, is now available here 
at Art Needlepoint as a fabulous needlepoint kit! 

Monday, May 2, 2011


All photos by Victoria Pearson courtesy of House Beautiful

Do you know of a designer whose work always jumps out and grabs you?  For me, Ruthie Sommers is one of those people. Often, when I see her work, even before I know it's a space that she has designed, I have an instant attraction to it. I love the fun and unexpected elements she layers on along with the hues that I tend to find most pleasing. She somehow knows just how to integrate traditional elegance with a perfect dose of youthful spunk and always get it right. 
This recent feature of Ruthie's L.A. home from House Beautiful 2011 just left me with a great feeling. Like the contented, satisfied state you often pass into after eating your favorite meal. A visual feast!