Archive for ‘Art and Photography’

December 9th, 2014

Crown Decor Galore

Desire to Inspire

Well if you can’t wear a crown every day, you could always get your fix with crown inspired decor. Crowns are not just for the royals you know. So if you need to channel elegance and poise for your home check out these beauties. On this quiet, already snowy morning, crowns, a little background music and of course some strong coffee are in order. Sounds like a perfect day to me.



The thing about theme based artwork is that it introduces character to your home, plus, I love it. Crowns are my latest love, but give me chandeliers, bird cages, hot air balloons and other whimsical art and I’m a happy girl. In an already elegant space, the right art, and by right I mean whatever it is your heart desires, can set the tone. For me I like a little something dreamy or sweet.

The Bella Cottage and Home Edit

The curvy lines and contrasts add a bold pop of interest to any wall or surface they adorn. Crowns can be introduced into your space in a number of ways. The first painting pictured here is my favourite, but a smaller scale in a line drawing or a sketch might be just the thing for your space. Textiles are ever fun to play with. Chairs, ottomans, pillows or curtains are a perfect non-committal way to play with pattern.


Trend Hunter

Or for a larger scale full on installation, how about wallpaper? The crown wallpaper pictured here would be perfect for a closet or a bathroom. Or if you wanted to glam up a little girls room thiis wallpaper can be adorned with gems. Simply glue coloured glass marbles (the flat ones) directly onto the crowns.


The DIY Dreamer

Also, if you happen to be a queen with a rather sizeable collection of priceless crowns, you could always display them in tall glass cabinets with glittery warm lighting. That’s what I would do. Just saying. There are options for everyone.

May 20th, 2012

Carl Christensen’s Photography

Return to the Dream


At first glimpse, I felt a sense of kinship with Carl Christensen’s ethereal photos. Like I had been there. Like I had dreamt there. I love that feeling. Evoking a dreamy sensibility, Carl Christensen’s photography has a vintage vibe and a whimsical subject matter that covers carnivals and nature. Each frame is colourfully captured with his trademark style.

Christensen’s work has been featured on Modern Family and Martha Stewart‘s Etsy show. The images are available in a range of sizes at a variety of affordable price points. You can even choose to have them matted so all you have to do is frame them.

The saturated colours, especially the turquoise, will work well with modern decor. You can use photography and art as a starting point to create a current palette for a room, or you can update an existing space with some fresh notions of hue.

While his Etsy shop suggests some of the photos for nursery decor, I could see these beauties looking great no matter where you hang them. Above your desk for a little inspiration when you need it perhaps? Whatever the case, Carl Christensen’s photography will haunt you in a good way and make you take a second peek!

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