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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Blogs: adding more color into my life

I love reading design blogs and seeing all the incredible talent that is out there. I am in awe really. The unique ideas that people come up with are absolutely amazing. It has given me a new excitement for what I do and it has pushed me to be more bold when I am designing for a client and also in my own home. And I have found some wonderful artists and many new resources that I might not have otherwise found.

One of those artists is Laura Trevey. I actually found her Etsy shop randomly last year and fell in love with her watercolor dresses. I would put one in my 'cart' and then change my mind over and over again. And then last week Sarah from Flourish Design and Style, mentioned something about a "where we blog" series on another blog so I clicked on the link and it was Laura Trevey's blog, BRIGHT, BOLD & beautiful. Her blog is just like her artwork ... bright, bold and beautiful!

And there were those beautiful dresses. Once again I drooled over her artwork.  And then I saw her new honeysuckle and orange dress and decided it was time.

Copyright Laura Trevey

It arrived yesterday and I didn't waste any time hanging it in my office.
Isn't it gorgeous?!?

Here is my office before ... see that blank wall to the right?

Here it is today:

I love it! It is so pretty and colorful, and fun to have the new color of the year featured! Oh, and speaking of featured ... you can see my office featured on Laura's blog here!

Another site that I found through reading blogs is Mason Moonbeam. Jen makes the best pillow covers for a very reasonable price! The pillow covers I bought were 2 for $20! Check out her Etsy shop here. The beautifully sewn pillows arrived very quickly, were wrapped nicely and even had a personal note included. How can you beat that? 


Amy Chalmers said...

The new additions look great! Bloggers are so inspiring.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

The painting is perfect in your office, and I am headed to that etsy shop now!!!!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

It looks divine, Sherri!

I love the painting and I'm crazy for your pillow cases. I need to take a look at her shop.

Thank you so much for letting us know.

Have a Great Day, sweetie.


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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L said...

Blogs are so much fun. I could spend all day going from one to another. What a great way to share ideas and learn from one another. I am excited each day to read yours and am always blown away by your ideas on being organized, creative decorating, and all your inspiring thoughts. The new art in your office is such a busrt of fun and the pillow covers look great.

Noelle at Gray Paint Decor said...

Your new art piece is so lovely, and the pillows are a great shot of energy! xo

Carole Poirot said...

Fantastic! Handmade is the way to go and those pieces are lovely xo

Rick said...

I also love Laura's work. I have her "lovebirds" print in the same colors as your dress and I love it. It puts a smile on my face every time I look at it.

Rick said...

Previous comment done on husbands google account and I can assure you he knows nothing about desig! It is actually from diane at online fabric store. Thanks again for a fun post.

Stacy said...

I love the items that you bought off of etsy. That is such a wonderful site.

Stacy said...

Sherri, I can't believe I figured out. Basically you have to log into your google account ( if you are doing it through google) before it will allow you to post the comment. That is why you can't do it directly from your email. Hopefully this will help anyone else who is trying to send you a comment and can't.

Unknown said...

Yay! So glad you figured it out Stacy!!!

Unknown said...

The pillow covers are beautiful. They're fun! Nice images.

Kathysue said...

Hi Sherri, I love the piece of Laura's art in your office it really stands out on the beautiful color. Thanks for the heads-up on the pillow covers. I am looking for some more pillows for the playroom I am going to head on over to Jens at Etsy, KS

A Vintage Vine said...

Sherri, So glad you found pillows over there!They look perfect on your couch! I need to order some more! Hey, I was decluttering today and thought of your awesome post about decluttering your mind! Thanks again for that!