From Art

“I can walk on walls.”

When I was young, I remember my oldest brother, Erik, and his best friend, Kenny, made a martial art home video. They made it like a foreign film where the words being said didn’t match up with the mouth movements. It was hilarious. The most memorable scene (yes, there were several scenes…) was when they turned the camera to make the floor seem like the wall, so it appeared as if they were walking on walls. “I can walk on walls” (said In an Chinese accent). Oh my! Believe it or not, my other brother and I made a sequel years later…

Reeling it in, folks. Rugs on walls. Rugs tend to be pricey, and sometimes they are just to pretty to walk on! Why not use them as a piece of wall art?! Let’s start walking on more walls.

rugs

1. Armadillo&Co. rug as a headboard via Eco Chic / 2. A beautiful vignette by Urban Outfitters / 3. This Magical Thinking Woven Leather Rug by Urban Outfitters is only $29! / 4. How to hang a rug on a wall by Makely featuring this IKEA rug.

XO,
Rachel

Artist Spotlight: Camille Walala

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BOOM! ZAP! BANG! I am loving the graphic art of Camille Walala! It is so electrifying! Camille studied Textile Design at the University of Brighton. “Her signature Tribal POP style presents a boundless energy that works perfectly for show-stopping and social spaces – “the bigger the better”.” I like her work on the interiors and exteriors of buildings, but Camille also has work plastered on coffee mugs, clothing, and accessories, which are equally fabulous. I want an iPhone case personally.

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Not only is her work visually inspiring, Camille incorporate positive messages like “Play More,” “Living the Dream,” and “Smile Often.”

exterior

This is a “simpler” exterior installation, and I love it! It is still so graphic and highly effective!

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There she is again! Camille Walala living the dream, folks!

Happy Monday!
Rachel

Color Trend: Blue Stone

Do you guys remember learning about complimentary colors in Kindergarten? I do! Finger paints and art projects to experiment with color! Colors opposite on the color wheel work so magically together, don’t you think?! This Fall, let’s take our elementary color skills and create masterful color palettes! Beautiful, cool tones against the lovely, warm colors of Fall (orange pumpkins, yellow leaves, and red berries!) are sure to make a statement! I’m calling out this season’s color trend: Blue Stone for the win!

beetles

I’m in love with this gorgeous painting! I want to recreate it so badly. It is a perfect example of the impact that complimentary colors can have. Those blue beetles on a blue background wouldn’t be nearly as exciting without the gorgeous gold accents to complete the pattern. The artwork is by Kate Roebuck, Gold Leaf Hercules Beetle.

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Blue stone in your home, blue stone on your bod! Loving this blue chair and the artwork in this neutral room: Nob Hill Pied-à-Terre by Leverone Design, and the outfit above was actually my inspiration for this Fall color trend. I would DIE for that coat!

pillows
I work for west elm, so of course I gotta brag about the beautiful new blue pillows we recently introduced! So gorgeous! Pictured are the Ruffle Ribbon Pillow CoverBristol Trellis Pillow CoverOmbre Velvet Pillow Cover, and Studded Velvet Pillow Cover.

Are you liking this Blue Stone color trend for Fall?

XOXO,
Rachel