Inspiration Ideas for Your Home -Add Charming Prints

Athena Art
Cats, Illustration, Cute Decor Ideas, British art, Contemporary illustration
Chloe Cheese’s Cat Print

  Decorating Ideas for you -try charming drawings made into prints……

I really love the familiar children’s book illustration style of Chloe Cheese’s work, and the color scheme means her prints fit into any decor style. Her pretty illustrations reminds me so much of Judith Kerr’s fantastic Mog the Cat books! Before I admired the painting on Chinese porcelains, or the plaster sculptures that adorned my grandparent’s living room, the Kline blue paintings, it was the aesthetic wonder of illustration that was most important to me.
And anyone who has followed this style blog for a bit knows I adore any sort of lovely home decor with cat motifs. And mid century style. ….Enter Chloe Cheese, a printmaker whose amazing still life illustrations of the prettiness of every day life are absolutely charming. I found out about Chloe’s work from Emma Hardiman from Athena Art, London. Athena is famous for their c. 1960s shop on High street. Tremendously popular, today Athena is internet based and well known for their pop culture inventory including vintage albums.
However, it was the handmade illustrative work that really caught my eye when I was chatting with Emma who described Chloe’s work perfectly! “This collection encapsulates the essence of her passion for finding the extraordinary in the ordinary of everyday life. She finds beauty in the things that we might not even notice and causes us to pause and relax in the moment.” 
collage, print, teapot, coffeepot, decorating ideas, fun
 Interior of dining area with a large wooden table and black chai

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Prints of Chloe’s work and other working artists can be purchased on the company site.
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Trends in Decor -Enamelware


Enamelware is a beautiful tradition, bright colors, matte pastels with or without whimsical decorations from eastern Europe and the nordic countries. Great for kid’s rooms, kitchens whether modern or traditional and to add color to a neutral Scandinavian style. You can find vintage pieces in flea markets and more, although I suggest you use those for decorative uses only.


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Berry Red




The Contemporary Home




Anabel James







Berry Red




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Emporium Cook Shop



Wild Wolf and Inkoo








Silvia Dekker

Decor Inspiration -Elements from Asia


Peter Wilds Design Green Armoire + Chair

Peter Wilds Design, Colours of India Project


Decorate with beautiful artwork, reproductions, textiles, furnishings, ceramics and more from Asian + or Asian inspired. Remember Asian visual culture is one of the oldest and richest and there is an endless variety of styles, genres, objects and materials to peruse, learn about and adore. For a living room that has character and international fee,  add collectibles including antiques and reproductions. Kid’s rooms look wonderful with layered eclectic touches, including Asian color schemes, furniture and textiles.

In honor of the upcoming art event Asia Week New York, March 9-18, 2017 discover this dreamy collection of Asian inspired decorative ideas and interior design inspirations and gorgeous products and designs.



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Hua Trees by Sian Zeng


Contemporary design often incorporates international motifs and influences, however the very best and most captivating somehow seems to manage to also use traditional artisan or craft traditions to create new and innovative objects and design items. One such standout example is Sian Zeng, a London based designer who imaginatively recreates space using traditional Chinese techniques and imagery within modern day interiors.


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Buddha from The Contemporary Home



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Dune Elm 



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What a wonderful addition to a little girl’s room! Small Classic Chinese Cabinet in Pink, from Furnish



Intrade, Sweden




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Peter Wilds Design, Colours of India



Manuel Canovas

Manuel Canovas



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Hector Sanchez

Hector Manuel Sanchez, Photographer



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Inchyra Blue No. 289 by Farrow & Ball


Decorating with Gold -4 Ways to Add Splendor

Gold is the material of royalty, treasured throughout the ages…Add gold accented pieces to your modern living space for a sense of luxury and heirloom quality elegance. Whether taking your cue from Ancient Rome, Neo-classical Europe, the splendor of Rococo, Art Deco or the ornate vegetal patterns of the east, gold takes your decor to the next level. Enjoy our guide to decorating with gold hues and gilt surfaces…


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Koket Projects Gold Kitchen



1. Chose an Accent Table or Bookcase with Gold Detailing

Aidan Gray Furniture Furano Gold Coffee TableMaison XXIV LLC

Wareham Coffee Table Base Finish: Antique Gold Gilt






2. Add Gold Hues to Bedrooms



Newtons Furniture



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Splash of Gold Cushion, The French Bedroom Co

Gold Ombre Cristal Lumbar Pillow by Lorena Maxilla




Ashes of Roses Gold Bed -Newtons Furniture



Wayfair’s Abbie Floral 6 Light Semi Flush Mount Finish Gold Leaf




The French Bedroom Co



White & Gold Embroidered Cristal Sheet Set by Lorena Gaxiola





3. Retro Style Decorative Pieces with Gold Details


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Ambiance Honor Side Board, Memoir



Ostentation Folding Screen, Memoir

Red Pomegranate Gilt Bowl
, Wayfair


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Angled Bird Leg, Candle Stick from Arbol + Ovohouse



modern lighting, gold decor, pendant lighting

Dar Lighting Group, Be&Liv, Boca do lobo, and Touched Interiors 




4. Add a Piece of Design that is Truly a Work of Art



The sculptural Lapiaz Center table from Boca do Lobo is inspired in part by karst formations, a vision of stone frozen and dramatically cracked open to expose a rich mineral interior of gold.  



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Mia Fleur



Ideas for Spring Style -Best of Kids Fashion


Singapore Style tastemaker ….Cavalier Kids -We love this brand because it’s just plain fun.

Children love to move so stretchy or loose fabrics are smart choices and soft on skin natural textiles like bamboo, cotton and cotton blends are best.

Bright funky colors take center stage today and pretty much anything with fun embellishment or a hint of the unusual when it comes to texture. And of course, we all know sporty looks and animals are always a sure hit!





So much fun with Munster Kids...and yes, a monster is definately a type of animal.

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Wolf and Rita has a line of gorgeously unusual pieces and not just amazing dresses, lots of fun tee shirts and short sets too.


We are madly in love with the British brand No Added Sugar too, because well, it’s just stylish pretty and sharp clothing that fits, and is adorable and practical.




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Ladida is full of gorgeous prettiness, and dresses you definitely want to save forever, as in tucked away in your top drawer til your baby has her own babies…Kahlo inspired designs for the spring-summer season will make your heart swell. Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was a model of bravery and brilliance, and so for me, she makes a great example for little girls. And everyday beauty was important to her as well, just a visit to her Coyoacán house tells you this story in the most thrilling of ways.



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Mini Rodini 




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Oh Junkfood Clothing Co., definately top of my list of baby couture…awesome tees for your tiny mr. handsome face…

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H&M wins the prize for affordability with their incredible prices, cotton is the best choice for kids as their active lives mean appliques and etc will fall apart at this price point. But a cotton tee-shirt or dress can be washed on cold a dozen times. PLUS they have an affinity for patterns with cats…and dresses like this one come in @ $ USD 4.99


H&M Girls

Citrus + Warm Brights -5 Tips for Revitalizing Decor

A certain way to add life to your space is by adding depth of color. Paint an accent wall or woodwork, table or chair brights. Add a refined sofa in bright blue, yellow, or orange.

Beautiful brights like orange and yellows with white walls and eclectic accent pieces… I have a special affinity for orange, although I know it can go terribly wrong in decor …too much can leave one feeling a little overwhelmed, and orange has an awful habit of just not looking the same out of its paint can.


1.Velvety Brights

My love of orange clearly comes from my grandparent’s house where they had a lovely orange couch covered in itchy wool. There was lots of relentless complaining about its texture but I spent hours sitting next to my grandparents on this couch, as they talked with their friends, often falling asleep in my grandmother’s lap as she argued with someone about the merits of Dylan Thomas. Whatever it is you want to debate it can be accomplished in comfort in an overstuffed updated model of the orange couch –cozy comfort courtesy of Loaf. Or add bright pillows from Ragged Rose (pictured above).



Pudding Couch by Loaf


2.Add character with a Boldly Bright Accent Piece


Lush Designs



Orange is beautiful with pinks and evokes a sense of play and subtle brightness. Wonderful bedding Gingerbread Girl -Fox Face from Indie Art and Design.


3. Embrace the 1970’s Look



Emfurn amazing sleek lined contemporary furniture that allows the texture of materials to shine…

This is such 1970’s perfection, so much great orange and those omnipresent non exotic house plants that just filled everyone’s homes in that era. And yet, there is exquisite balance in this vignette. I love the patterns of Orly Kiely but find too much of a good thing can be overwhelming.  The textile designer shows us how to get it just right in this picture of her home -so cozy yet with lots of retro fun!


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Image courtesy of Dwell Magazine.


Cayson Orange and Brass Side Table



4. Stay Classic Manor House with a touch of Globally Inspired Decor


Paint by Farrow and Ball, and Rebeccas’s Aix Home Kantha Blanket Collection




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Ann Spiro




The Fox and She


5. Rich Bright and Anything By Neptune -Classic beauty + Enduring Style


AND THE WINNER IS, anything by Neptune, a bespoke UK brand that just gets color right, deeply earthy and lush every room in rich color is seriously gorgeous…the color “Fox” is my favorite, the hue is said to age beautifully adding a sense of luxury and history to the interior or furnishing.


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All images from Neptune



France + Son

Classic modernism replicas and innovative new pieces…


Top Shopping Site for Decor


Go Domino for the best in purely contemporary + beautiful shopping






The names says it all, our source for amazing modern + top contemporary design!








Joss + Main has a wide variety of decorative objects and furnishings for your home!



Shop the sale and gorgeous selection!



Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture

Special discount code for my followers 10% off ROSALINA

Maison XXIV


Unique, luxe and beautiful curated selection! Lighting Sale!! 20% Off all Lighting!!Light3.2017 Spring Decorating Sale DECOR17 Semi-Annual Dining Sale DINE3.2017 Save 17% Off Site Wide dreamBIG201







Select gallery of finds in every style, a treat to browse this site, so gorgeous!


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Modern Nursery -with quick shipping of made to order cribs and more









Seedling, go creative with these amazing kits for kids!




Tea collection

Love comfortable + cozy? Great prints? Go for Tea!


Ily Couture

Trending and fun women’s fashion!




stella & dot



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Pour La Victoire

Shop sophisticated and sexy women’s style




Deeper Discounts on Select Outlet Items at butter LONDON, Including the Most Wonderfull of All, Now 40% Off! Enjoy These Fantastic Savings While They Last – Shop Today!


Minted, well we just love this site, so easy to get creative!

Curated by Kids -Beautifully Fun Rooms Part II

Hello! Welcome to part 2 of our popular curated by kids decor series! This is a fun collaborative effort by Rosalina, her daughters, and a occassionally random group of neighborhood kids, mostly girls age 5-12. We noticed that if something seems magical or fantastical it’s a winner. Case in point, a rabbit leaping over a mountain in gorgeous graphic wallpaper  in the sweetest of muted pinks,  or an eyelashed pillow….or even a pear dollhouse…



Ferm Living

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Pear House by Little Earth Nest Eco Toys 





Emily Merritt Collection, From Pottery Barn Teen. I find that PBT sheets are a huge investment but they last a lifetime, the percale cotton seems to get better with age.


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Engel & Bengel




Yellow is a unifying color and brings these patterns together beautifully. Not a lover of pinks? Not a problem. The blossom duvet is classic and on trend. Mix and match styles, like this eclectic white bed with retro floral designs. Image courtesy of Serena and Lily.




Classic white desk that can go to an apartment when your little gets older, or stay @ home for holidays. Image courtesy of The Land of Nod.



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Oh baby, who doesn’t have a panda crush, and guess what these are from H&M which means they are super inexpensive.

Check out the irresistible prettiness is this Takotomo bedspread in polka dots with gold piping!

How about an  adorable bedside table ? Large Round Wooden Side Table in Mint with Contrast Colored Legs from Sisters Guild.



Put your stuff away please! Bins, bins +more bins. By RiceDK from Sisters Guild.


Curated by Kids -Decor for Little Girls’ Rooms + Tween Style

Got a tween girl? Maybe she is not into the rosebud sheets and dolls as much anymore, and needs something a little more hip? Discover ideas curated by kids courtesy moi and my team of littles.

Expertise provided by my kids, neighbor ladies, ages 8-17, and various mini color lovers, sparkle aficionados, tiny surfers, dog lovers, and excellent students.

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Hate that chaotic look on top of the dresser or the desk? Contain it. We love the ultra modern + streamlined color of Korridor Pyramid Storage Boxes. From Red Candy whose tag line is ShutUpBeige.




A fabulous trendy decor addition from




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Design within Reach




Yes please…cactuses are wonderful from FrankieLoves. amazing bright colors and fun patterns! Warning, if you visit this company’s website, you might fall IN LOVE with the gorgeously curated amazingness. It’s the only place I have ever been that’s made me NEED a hamburger themed lamp shade. Must have…




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And the winner is…Junk Food Deluxe Handmade Lampshade rom LoveFrankie



Krispy Dreme Cream Cushion from IDecorate.





What a nice green desk for your tween. Image courtesy of The Land of Nod.

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Yum! I love pineapple, check out this decorative candle, from RedCandy. And next, hand selected by two tweens –an over the top scrumptiously rococco style bed for your darling.


What do you think about this super ornate and amazing bed. Maybe rock this out with funky linens? Move over Marie Antoinette, let’s lounge in this Gold Queen bed from The French Bedroom Company  High-Low it with H&M Linens with stars or maybe half moons from Ferm Living.




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Or maybe a lovely bench by RiceDK from Sisters Guild!





Design crush time for everything on Ian Snow’s site! This pretty velvet pouf is perfect for hanging with friends.






5 Easy Stylish Upgrade Ideas for Your Spring Decor

1. New Legs with Pretty Pegs

Add an easy upgrade with Pretty Pegs -Furniture Legs and Parts  — a Swedish company that makes beautifully designed table legs that make your renovation splendid whether it’s refinishing an old table, adding style to an Ikea piece or making that change from boring to stylish. Contemporary and streamlined  –these are gorgeous….







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2. Circu’s Fairytale  Decorative + Furniture Superstars 


Something special from Circu Magical Furniture? Looking at their curated selection makes me feel like I am a child in a grown up body –as if  I accidentally time traveled. Amazing stuff, from teepee bedrooms to air balloon sofas, and cloud lamps,  so many things that make you feel like you are in a dream. Delicious!



Images courtesy of Circu


3. Beautiful Home Decorative Accessories by Bermuda Living

Not ready to commit to a huge hot air balloon bed? Go simple with throw pillows. Loving these gorgeous things from Bermuda Living lately!



So pretty and modern. More to come from LA based designer Meike Legler. All images courtesy of Meike + Bermuda Living. 



4. Wallsauce’s Murals

Undisputedly my favorite is the series by London-based illustrator and textile pattern designer, Gabriela Larios…she is a return to artisan wallpapers in a way…love the mix of traditional folk art via El Salvador and the contemporary touch! If you are looking for art the company Wallsauce has a wide selection, having teamed up with Bridgeman Art Library for some stunning selections.  Customized and delivered to your home as well.






Images courtesy of Wallsauce.


5. Linen Sheets from Lithuania

Handmade beautiful cool and anti-allergen sheets…so lovely…my favorites come from Linen Tales






All images are courtesy of Linen Tales.