Monday, November 24, 2014

Artist Crush - Beth Rundquist

I went to an exhibit last week for Beth Rundquist. She is the sister of a friend and  happens to be an amazingly talented and noted artist. Beth resides in NYC and her bio includes a BA from Smith College, Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in CT, L'ecole Nationale Superieure de Beaux Arts in Paris and more! She has received awards for her portraiture and travels around the country to paint commissioned work. 
I love her versatility as an artist as she moves from still life to figures and then onto beautiful landscapes. Her latest exhibition is one featuring Hound & Horse! To see more of Beth's work or to commission a portrait please go HERE. Now enjoy the featured work that I love from her collection. Happy Monday!

Did I mention Beth also does sculptures!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Fab Finds!

What a long week! I am truly happy that it is Friday. I am also sending warming thoughts to the people of Buffalo NY, who I am sure wish this week was over too!  I love taking inventory of the fun things that I have found over the week.  I had a great shopping day with a client at the wonderful store of Bonny Neiman!  We came away with a few fabulous pieces such as a rustic 54 inch round mirror, a french mirror and a chest of locker drawers for a bedroom side table.  I went home with a few goodies of my own, a pillow and two fun glass green/amber candle hurricanes.
 I also started gathering finds this past week for my own living space and hope to implement that soon. What great things did you find this past week please share I would love to know!  Have a great weekend everyone and stay warm.

Sofa or pillows not sure how adventurous I will get!

Pillow I may consider- FightForJoy- ETSY!

Tape trim for that pillow! Samuel & Sons

Just love this coconut shell Drapery Tie back!- Samuel & Sons

Sweet amber orb vase- Orbix Hot Glass
LOVE - Anthropologie

Need! Anthropologie

My green Wellies!! Garden Wellie Ornament: Taigan

Must have! Glamour Puss-NYC

Love from-Bonny Neiman

Hello Lovely Inc- the sweetest!

Great wrap up!  Wrap Around: ETSY

Wrap Around: ETSY

Favorite holiday candle- Himalayan Trading Post

Here are some of the goodies that we purchased from Bonny, you must visit Train stops right in Summit, NJ.  You can take a very short walk to a fabulous shop!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Color Forecast!

Have you seen? The Benjamin Moore color of 2015 is Guilford Green! Yes a color that is a historic one and has been around for years is making a come back. I remember it being the go to color for bedrooms and even sunny kitchen areas. It's soft and friendly and brightens up any space without being jarring. 
The Pantone pick for 2015 is a  bright Calypso Blue. It's deeper than turquoise and definitely provides impact for a space! I like it in small doses but as a wall paint it can truly make a statement when mixed with the right complimentary textures and tones.
Another color that BJM has picked to watch out for in 2015 is Caponata, a warm eggplant  tone. I love it because it's moody and romantic. I think again paired with the right tones such as camel or taupe it can be quite luxurious and stately.
Which color are you willing to give a try in 2015?

Credits : Benjamin Moore, Robert Allen,, Melba13..tumblr, pinterest