Monday, March 31, 2014

SIMPLE SPACES: TOUCH OF GOLD


Simple Spaces has become sort of a regular feature on my blog..See here, here, and here.  I am still slowly taking our house to a more simple, minimal aesthetic with lots of light, bright white and a few vintage touches with color. I'm going on the motto, "If I don't love it, throw it, donate it, sell it, or change it."

Weeding through my inspiration images--I actually study this stuff, people--usually while nursing Huck--I noticed that the simple clean, modern spaces I am most attracted to have a common feature. They have one or two striking GOLD or yellow elements, ranging from lemon to deep mustardy olive, that truly make the room sing. Some examples. 

For the truly committed, you can say it with architectural features. 



Or bold furniture choices. 








Small-commitment pieces like side tables. 



Carefully placed textiles. 










Bold artwork--love this effect. 



Or simply fake it with floral and accessories. 




I'd like to find some way to incorporate this "Midas touch" to my living spaces as well. This week I'm hoping to finally get the dining table painted..the gallery wall finished and my beadboard painted white. I promise some before and after images of my efforts here at home--COMING SOON! 

Cheers!
Rachel 
PS All images are linked to their source here


Friday, March 28, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

INSPIRED


I've had a burst of creative energy as of late. I managed to assemble a few of these pieces while carrying an infant. That makes them even more valuable surely? 

Heirloom Cuff.



Dip-dyed needlepoint in fuchsia is artfully stitched to a background of midnight and cream toile, and accented with a scrap of sheer lace. 



Accent stitching in gold and a brass button with gold satin cord. Lined with brushed cotton linen in natural. 

Shibori Pendant. 


You've heard my rant on shibori already. I decided to get serious with my technique. 

Kantha stitch details, ceramic, agate, and natural wood beads are artfully knotted onto a wax cotton cord in black and finished with a vintage button closure. 

Reverse is a juicy floral in hot orange. Wear it either side depending on your mood. 


Some larger pieces I dyed yesterday for a tote bag in the works! 


Triple Textile Pendant Necklace. 



A collection of natural beads with tiny brass accents is artfully arranged to flank three handmade "textile beads" in woven navy and silver. 


Reverse is an earthy linen toile and hand stitched in turquoise for colorful accent. Vintage button closure. 



Available in the shop today. 

Cheers
R