Posts Tagged ‘my home’

Art in the Kitchen

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Greetings all, and welcome to another week! Like so many around me, I’m fighting off a cold so today’s post is short and sweet. Over the weekend, I took advantage of an annual frame sale at Aaron Brothers to display some new prints in the kitchen above the mantel in a simple arrangement.

Our kitchen’s style is very traditional so I like to make small changes that introduce a more contemporary feel, last year it was two modern pendant fixtures, and this year an art display with black frames.

art on kitchen mantel

I’m drawn to watercolors and abstract art in blues and greens, also botanicals and nature prints. I picked up the two on the left at Minted last year, one a watercolor abstract and the other a simple yet colorful peacock feather. Find them here and here.

framed art on mantel

They are joined by two prints from books curated and published by my blog friends at The Handmade Home. Two of the prints made it up onto my kitchen mantel (the watercolor owl which my daughter picked out and the pale blue botanical, both on the right).

artwork in kitchen

Ashley and Jamin gathered up several collections of original prints by talented artists into three separate texts and were kind enough to send them to me which inspired the new display.

art books

The books offer three styles of artwork from Eclectic to Contemporary to Traditional and come with perforated pages of dozens of prints from a variety of talented artists, you can give away different prints, change out ones in your home, or give the books as gifts too.

pages of art

If you’d like to get your hands on a set of these art books, three sets of all three books are up for grabs today. Simply leave a comment sharing your favorite kind of art to be eligible. Do you prefer photography, prints, paintings, abstracts or landscapes, or a medley?

Three winners chosen at random, giveaway ends Friday, January 10, 2014 at midnight  and subject to this site’s Official Rules of Entry. Good luck!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Winners: #210 Michelle; #588 Jamie; #703 Nancy S. Winners notified via email.

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Home Office Changes

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Hello!  Today I thought I’d share some changes I made to my office earlier this month.  I wanted to add some dark navy to the office and some raspberry pink too (I love that combo) so here’s a peek at some new window panels and a new rug I added.   The rug and panels that I bought and made last summer got moved to other spaces.  I replaced the rug with a navy and white trellis rug that I scored for 75% off on a Cyber Monday sale in December.

centsational girl office

 

The X-leg desk I bought marked down to $175 last year from a local furniture shop, but I found out you can also buy it here.   The desk chair is from Staples, and the white color is only for sale in stores but I saw it there last week so I know it’s still available.  The new window panels are one of my patterns I designed, it’s an edgy grid geometric print in navy and raspberry pink – it will be available in a few colorways soon. 

centsational girl office desk

 

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