Artists Martyn Thompson & Dove Drury Hornbuckle

I happened into an article in NY Magazine from 2015 that caught my eye. It was a tour of the home of photographer and textile designer, Martyn Thompson. He shares his home with his partner, artist Dove Drury Hornbuckle. The first image below is of their living room. The mural is by Hornbuckle and the textiles by Thompson. Looks to me like a marriage made in boho heaven. Here's a sampling of their home, art and photography.











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Kantha Clothing

Last summer, I found a marvelous Kantha cloth at Tuesday Morning. I thought I would use it on the end of my bed or as a curtain, but instead, I think I'd like to make a coat or a vest. Take a look at the beautiful designs below. I love statement pieces like these!



 



Knitting in the Margins

I've been in rehearsals for four weeks now at USF. My time has been divided between learning lines and blocking and caring for my little ones. There isn't much time for other pursuits, although I have had a chance to knit during those in between moments.

Waiting in the wings for my scenes provides a great opportunity to knock off a few rows. Knitting is the perfect back stage activity because I can keep my head up and my ears open. Books are entirely too absorbing and I could easily miss a cue. This summer I foresee a lot of knitting.






Almost done. 
Off to the knitting store for more yarn!

Home Tour | Artist Isabelle de Borchgrave

Today, we're going to take a peek inside the home of Belgium artist Isabelle de Borchgrave. Textiles and pattern are her muse in the studio and also in her home. Many of her art pieces and projects revolve around recreating exquisite, life-size historical costumes and fabrics entirely out of paper. For instance, THESE extraordinary Medici era dresses. Amazing, right? Here is Isabelle in her studio:


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Her home is a fascinating and colorful explosion of fabric, artifacts and art. I love her curated sense of style and her bold use of red, a favorite of mine! And check out her trompe l'oeil writing desk papered from top to bottom!  Just incredible.















I love seeing how artists live. Don't you?



Woven Textiles | Layer it On

A smattering of boho textiles for a Wednesday morning? Yes, please. Honestly, when my home needs a pick-me-up, layering woven textiles is my go-to decorating trick. Pillows, rugs, tapestries, window treatments and wall hangings are the quickest and least permanent way to spiff up your space. And to prove my point, I submit the evidence below:

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Houzz Tour | Ben & Sarah Willson

One of the many perks of working freelance with Houzz.com is that I get to meet bright, engaging, creative people. A few weeks ago, I interviewed artist, craftswoman and designer Sarah Wilson about her new home in Waxahachie, Texas. Her stylish house, which she shares with husband Ben and daughter Goldie is a breezy, modern oasis deep in the heart of Texas cattle country.

Sarah comes from a large family, and her goal for the house was to create an open layout with a studio where she could produce her jewelry line, Sarah Briggs. The new build was completed last month and took four years to complete. Here are some of my favorite images from our photo shoot. But be sure to go HERE and read the full article.
















But that's not all... 

Not only does Sarah make gorgeous jewelry, she also makes art and textiles, which she sells on Etsy. I had a wonderful time talking with Sarah about her creative work and perusing her line of throw pillows and art prints. If you have some browsing time, check out her beautiful work at the links below:


Harness  -  8" x 10" print available at SB Home

Blue Vases  -  Textile

Blind Date  -  12" x 12" original painting


And to top it all off... she bakes. 

Here she is serving Crepe Cakes that she made for Goldie's first birthday last week.
Sarah Wilson, how do you do all that you do?
I demand answers!


image courtesy of Do It Sarah Style


Red White & Blue From India

Happy fourth of July everyone! Last month, I hosted a giveaway for Novica.com, a beautiful website associated with National Geographic filled with handmade goods from across the globe. One of the items that I showcased was THIS bright red cotton throw, made by the UMBVS (Urmul Marusthali Bunkar Vikas Samiti) Desert Weavers of India. As a thank you, they sent me one!  Its so beautiful and well made and even came with a gorgeous hand written card written in Hindi. When I opened the box, it smelled lightly of incense. I love the white accent stripes and cobalt blue embroidery. I could easily use it as a tablecloth, a blanket for my bed or even a rug. Here it is in my home:




Bedding:
sheets from Target
throw pillow from IKEA
pick-stich quilt second hand purchase from neighbor





And just for fun here are my boys in bed after shooting the new bedding:





Read more about the UMBVS Desert Weavers of India HERE 
and buy their products via Novica  HERE.

Mud Cloth

Bògòlanfini, otherwise known as mud cloth, is a handmade fabric from Mali traditionally dyed with fermented mud. Just like the Kuba cloth I mentioned in yesterday's post, I am seeing versions of this fabric everywhere. I love it. Some of it is the real deal, but most of it is a mud cloth-like reproduction being manufactured for mass distribution. Either way, I think the black and white designs are my favorite:


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