Jennifer Davis

Today we are featuring the work of  Jennifer Davis, a painter from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Using simple lines and bright colors, Davis creates these beautifully quirky paintings that we know you will love. Be sure to also check out her website and Etsy shop to see more of her work!

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poodles

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revelation

juggling

 

 

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Eight Baby Legs

We couldn’t resist these adorable children’s clothes by Eight Baby Legs.  Made by Amanda Burton, these clothes will be sure to make your tot the most stylish baby on the block. Enjoy!

Pastels that Pop

Pastel colors are a hot trend in fashion this year but why not make a place for them in your home? Traditionally associated with Easter, these desaturated colors will add a fun and feminine touch to your space. Whether used in a kitchen or bedroom pastels can pop up a clean white space while still keeping it sophisticated. Don’t be afraid to let the colors you love inform the space you live in.

Source your colors from the beautiful everyday objects you love and be inspired to add them in your next interior design project!


DIY: Print Your Own Fabric

Inspired by a post from the blog Poppytalk, here is our own extremely simple way to customize your fabric. We chose to do small kitchen towel sized swatches but there is no limit to this project. Feel free to make anything from table napkins to window curtains!

Materials:

Fabric – cotton muslin, linen, ect., washed, dried and pressed.

Dye or Fabric ink

Painters tape

Scissors

Application Instruments – Paint brushes, sponges, ect.

Small Containers

Water

1. Prepare your surface. To protect your table or countertop from the dye cover it with plastic like a trash bag or line it with foam and cover it with unwanted fabric.

 

2. Mix your dye’s to get the appropriate colors for what you want to create. We used Rit Dye, so we placed the powdered dye into a plastic container then added various amounts of water to create lighter and darker colors.

 

3. Lay out your fabric and create various designs using your painters tape. Be creative! Cut the tape to make thinner lines, create shapes, or go without the tape and free hand a water color painting.

 

4. Apply your dye using sponges, paintbrushes, stamps, or whatever else you find!

 

5. Lay flat to dry and remove the tape. Allow your fabric to completely dry before rinsing.

For the first few times, make sure to wash your dyed fabric separately to ensure that all the excess dye has been removed and will not stain your other fabrics.

 

DIY Face Masks by Huda Beauty

Written by makeup artist Huda Kattan, Huda Beauty is a lifestyle blog that teaches women how to embrace their natural loveliness. Along with tutorials and product reviews Kuttan posts do-it-yourself remedies for skin, hair, and whole body wellness. In a quest to find DIY beauty solutions we decided to try three of her face mask recipes. Using household kitchen essentials, these masks are extremely simple and refreshing.

Acne Miracle Mask – Ground Nutmeg, Milk, Honey

Pore Busting Face Mask – Tomato, Lemon Juice, Honey

Soothing Cucumber Face Mask – Cucumber, Honey

  

P.S. Take the time to blend the cucumber, it will result is a smoother and creamier mask! Enjoy!

Oh Happy Day

In search for some DIY inspiration we ran across this little treasure. Written by event planner Jordan Ferney,  Oh Happy Day is a blog based out of San Francisco that captures the beauty of design in a mish-mash of  interests. This blog compiles the best of interior design, fashion, party planning, and photography but we are loving it for it’s adorable DIY projects. Whether it is planning your child’s next birthday party or making mini ice cream cones they have got you covered. Oh happy day indeed!

Imagination Photography

Today I am very excited to share with you the work of my dear friends Janie and John Yoder of  Imagination Photography. Based out of Goshen, Indiana, this couple make it their mission to capture true love through creatively beautiful photographs. Although they do engagement and senior shoots, their focus is on taking exceptional wedding photos. With a style that is uniquely their own you can’t help but see why people are drawn to working with them. Their work is not only a reflection of genuine talent but also the love that these two have for each other.

Make sure you visit their blog to see their latest projects and enjoy!

A Step in the Journey

We are in love with the blog A Step in the Journey. Created and written by Laura Beth Gunter, this blog focuses on (but is not limited to) DIY projects that turn a house into a home. Sourcing her inspiration from blogs and of course DIY central, Pinterest, Gunter writes about the projects that she does for her own home. Her projects are innovative, creative, and most of all full of a love that true DIYer’s put into their work. Gunter also has an Etsy shop,named after the blog, where she sells sweet and eclectic handmade signs.

Before and after of her framed TV project.

Details of the office in her House to Home project.

A nursery from the post by guest blogger My Cup Runneth Over

A few pieces from her Etsy shop, also titled A Step in the Journey.

To visit her website click here and to check out her adorable works at her etsy shop click here! Enjoy!

Cool Geometrics: A Trend for Interior Design

We are loving 2012’s biggest interior design trend, Bold Geometric Patterns. And who wouldn’t? It is a fun way to add pattern with a modern twist to any space in your home. Although this trend works great with bright saturated colors, paring the strong lines of the pattern with a delicate cool color scheme can create a softer look while maintaing the modern feel. Don’t be afraid to let color and pattern coexist in your home, enjoy!

The Makers Project

The Makers Project is a photography project created by professional photographer Jennifer Causey. Documenting her source of inspiration, Causey photographed various artists, designers, and business owners making and doing what they love. What resulted was a beautiful collection of artistic and truthful photographs. Enjoy!

Lily Stockman: the Painter

Odette: the Jeweler

Robicelli’s: the Bakers

Shabd: the Designer

Stanley & Sons: the Tailor

To check out The Makers Project website, click here and to visit Jennifer Causey’s photography website click here.

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