Friday’s Inspire Me: A Simple Entryway
The entryway is where we drop our coats, bags, keys and mail. It’s where we keep the dog leash and our go-to scarf. Keeping the area organized is as important as keeping the kitchen counter cleared off, so furnish it with (multi) functional items that fit your lifestyle and space. All you really need is a landing strip of sorts- such as a shelf for mail and things, and a place to hang coats, bags, scarves, etc.- such as a row of hooks or a standing coat rack. If there’s room, include a chair or bench. Let your uncluttered entryway be an invitation into a peaceful home.
(Image via NORD no.27)
Friday’s Inspire Me: Sheila Hicks
Sheila Hicks is an American textile artist, born in Nebraska in 1934. She received her BFA and MFA degrees in painting from Yale, and in the late 50s studied in South America on a Fulbright scholarship which sparked an interest in textiles. She lives and works from studios in New York and Paris, and her award-winning work can be seen in museums all over the world.
Sheila Hicks, Pillar of Inquiry/Supple Column, 2013-14 (installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York). Collection of the artist; courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York. Photograph by Bill Orcutt
(Image via Whitney Museum of American Art)
Friday’s Inspire Me: Adam Lister
Born in Virginia, artist Adam Lister got his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He specializes in pop culture pixelated watercolors that are inspired by video games from his childhood. His 8-bit interpretations of classic works of art are familiar, modern, curious and beautiful at the same time. Lister currently lives in Beacon NY.
(Images via Adam Lister Gallery)
Buffet lamps are a great addition to a buffet or console. They’re usually a little taller and slimmer than table lamps, with small shades in order to focus light on the serving surface. Because they don’t take up a lot of space, you can use one or two depending on your style and the width of your buffet. You can also place a great floor lamp nearby if you need to conserve surface space, and I also love the idea of sconces or pendants above- even if you’re not short on space it’s a great design element.
(Image via CB2)
One of my favorite animal prints is tortoiseshell. Faux tortoiseshell designs have a look that is both wild and classic with an organic twist, and they work well on smaller accessories as well as larger pieces, like this side table.