Favorite Things

Black + White Art

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

I’m not alone in my love of a black and white art gallery wall, whether it’s a display of black and white photography or a collection of art prints, the medley is so sophisticated and never goes out of style.

I was shopping Etsy this week as I often do for new art prints for the living room, I’ll be combining a few black and white illustrations, abstracts, and watercolors. I channeled my inner artist last year and created my own DIY botanical which I’m still loving framed in the same spot. 

I adore Nina’s black and white art gallery wall, it is so striking above the dark sofa, the monochromatic palette continues throughout this space.

black and white illustrations

stylizmo

Etsy, Society6, and Minted are three sources I often shop to support independent artists and I always find something to love to add to my growing collection. Apartment Therapy rounded up a great list of sources for purchasing affordable art, it’s worth a read.

Art is completely subjective, we all have pieces that speak to us and that’s the best way to choose art, it should be a reflection of your personality and taste. Here are a dozen of my new favorites in black and white. black and white art prints

ink flowers / figure study  / feathers / poppies / love typography / pick up sticks / wild tulips / typographic state / octopus / birches / custom bridal / amore

Have you arranged a black and white gallery in your home, photographs or art prints?

Favorites Under Fifty: Storage Bins

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

I’m on an organization kick, remembering that behind my office closet doors which I’m replacing soon are a bunch of ugly boxes and bins that are as boring as can be. Practical yes, pretty? Oh no. This perfectly beautiful home office nook makes me drool and has inspired me to move forward with my own office organization plan.

organized office

design by kathryn j lemaster featured in at home in arkansas

It has also prompted a new series called “favorites under fifty (dollars)”; today’s spotlight is on attractive storage bins. Solid bins, baskets, and boxes are easy to come by, their clean lines bring calm to a space as evidence by the above, but I also love those bins with pattern or pizazz, these under $50 picks have that little something extra, perfect for a home office, kid’s room, or anywhere you need something snazzy in which to store your stuff.

 

storage bins under $50

storage bin with handles (multiple fabrics) $30 / metal basket, $18 / black + white floral fabric basket, $34 / samode storage baskets, $48 / quartz cube bin, $16 / prism storage boxes, $13 / mod cube, $29 / 4 piece faux leather bin set, $49 / kenya baskets, $30-50 / metallic storage bins, $19-25 / carnival soft sided, $33 / yellow striped hamper, $20 / printed canvas basket, $17 / multi dot, $40 / graphic storage boxes, $15-28 / pink gradient box (multiple colors), $20 / giraffe print bin, $10 / mosaic box, $44 / urban abstract nesting boxes, $30 / striped storage bin, $15 / delft hamper, $49

Hope you enjoy the “favorites under fifty” roundup, I’m open to topic suggestions for future features!