Cheap Art Alert!

I was wasting time on Pinterest, looking at different blogs the other day when I discovered an amazing post from the blog Style by Emily Henderson.  The post was called Top 5 Most Affordable Online Art Sources.  I started clicking around and discovered so many bargains from the resources.  I couldn’t just keep that information all to myself — I had to share these great resources with YOU.  Here are some pieces that I found:

That is a framed and matted 1900 map of Paris from 20 x 200.  Framed and matted for $200?  You can’t find that just anywhere.  Oh and if you just want the map it’s $60.  What a bargain! 

 

I was very tempted to purchase the above framed photograph as a Christmas or birthday present for one of my Alabama fan family members.  Also, know that there are different frame options: black, white, natural, with or without a matte (I’ll take the matted white for my apartment, thanks).  [Animal Locomation] Also from 20 x 200.

 

These Embroidery Flowers by Emily Renouf would look so cute in a kitchen, bathroom, or children’s room.  At $25, how could you not buy?  [from Little Paper Planes]

 

Kristofer Mills Print 3

 

 Kristofer Mills Print 2.  The above two prints remind me of the abstract black and white drawings that I’m working on for my own apartment.  In a gallery wall together they would look so great and add just the right modern/abstract touch to a traditional interior.  For $65 and $35 repectively, all they need is a simple Hobby Lobby white frame and they’re ready to hang!

 

 

 Moving on to Mammoth & Company, we have Taryn Coulsons’ Cobalt Teal I acrylic painting.  The price is $350 for a 16 x 20 because this is an original painting.  How pretty are those blues?  Once again, an abstract piece like this would add just the right modern touch to a traditional space.  It is also available as an 8 x 10 print for $20!!!

 

I love the horse photographs by Troy Moth.  This is just one of the many available on Mammoth & Company’s website.  See more here and here.  Love the horses and I’m not even a “horse person”.

 

HOW cute is the giraffe above?  Seriously this doesn’t even have to go in a kid’s room – it’s a great conversation piece for just $18!  From Society 6.

 

History Lesson by Emily Rickard.  You can get it on a stretched canvas for $85 – no frame required!

 

Oh Deer by The Lepolas from The Calm Gallery.  15.5 x 21.5 for $28.63. 

 

And of course, Society 6 has my favorite poster, Keep Calm and Carry On, in a variety of colors ($28.63 each).  I love the grey one above because it’s so calm.

 

That’s all I have for now, but take a look yourself and see what you find :) 

ROLL TIDE!!!!!

 

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Pretty Patios

Last week we looked at some awesome porches.  Today, I want to share some pictures that didn’t quite fit that category:  patios.  Some people might say that porches and patios are relatively the same thing, but it didn’t feel right for me to put these pictures in the “porch” category.  Considering the high today in Atlanta is 80 degrees, I think we have a little more time left to enjoy this fabulous outdoor weather before it gets too col.

This first picture takes my breath away every time I look at it.  Those doors. Those windows.  That view.  Be still my heart. 

Richard Shapiro via C Magazine

 

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Mark Sikes‘ home

 

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  All other pictures from Pinterest.

 Sooo nobody told me that I completely misspelled the title of yesterday’s post…  Thanks a lot!  Hopefully that means nobody noticed.  I didn’t notice it until I started writing this one late last night – it said “Herrinbone floors”. Maybe everyone thought it was the redneck way of saying “herringbone”, haha.  Next time please feel free to speak up.  I love comments anyway. :)

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Herringbone floors

Yesterday, I showed you some of my favorite hardwood floors.  What about herringbone hardwood floors?  Some people might call them chevron floors – whichever is fine with me.  I love seeing pictures of old New York City or Parisian apartments with gorgeous old herringbone floors.  So chic.  Take a look.

 

 

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I am in LOVE with the photo above.  The light fixture.  The soft blue paint color.  Oh and the floors too.  Kobenhavns Mobelsnedkeri (yes that is apparently a designer) [source]

 

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Mick de Giulio via House Beautiful

 

Nate Berkus [source]

 

Pavillon de Madame

 

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Stephen Sills

 

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Hardwood heros

I’m exhausted after festivities this weekend so I’m just going to get straight to the point of this post.  I thought we’d take a look at some of my favorite hardwood floors.  Not much to say about these pictures — I just like the old, wide planks.  I know this is a broad topic, but when I look at these pictures the first thing I notice is the gorgeous floors.

You can also check out some of my favorite painted hardwood floors here.

 

 

 

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Hottenroth + Joseph Architects

 

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Roll Tide!

I’m headed to Knoxville, Tennessee to watch the Alabama Crimson Tide dominate the Tennessee Vols in football. Can’t wait! There’s nothing like watching your longtime friends suffer in a sporting event to your alma mater. Just kidding (kind of).

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

This picture represents my favorite memory of past Alabama / Tennessee football games… Mount Cody :)

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And I just thought this picture was cute/appropriate…

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Porches

There are only a few more weeks left to sit out on the porch and enjoy this beautiful weather.  So that’s what I’ll be doing with my glass of wine :)  If only my porch looked a little more like one of these…

By the way, can you tell that I love a porch swing?

 

 

 

Absolutely in love with those slipcovers and that ceiling.  Pretty much in love with everything about this picture.  I wonder where this is?  If anyone knows, feel free to speak up.

 

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SR Gambrel — I don’t normally like red so much, but this red and white is simple enough for me.  Not to mention the surround yard looks sooo peaceful. 

 

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Hicks is Hung!

My Hicks pendant is hung! I can’t stop looking at it. It’s just perfect. I took some pictures to share, of course. But first I wanted to show a before picture. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture before the old fixture was removed (too much excitement). BUT, I did find an old picture with the old fixture in it. Please know that this picture was taken literally right after I moved in and it in no way reflects how my apartment looks on a regular basis. The old fixture is the little white spotlight in the upper left corner over the sink.

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Old fixture:

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And here is the old fixture after the electrician took it down:

And the Hicks pendant! (this is what my apartment actually looks like on a regular basis)

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Isn’t it gorgeous?

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The Great American House

Yesterday I went to ADAC to see Gil Schafer speak about his new book The Great American House.  For those who are not familiar, I encourage you to look at his work.  He is so talented.  I love that he consistently appreciates the history of architecture – whether he is working on a brand new home or a 200 year old home.  Even if the home is being built from the ground up, he designs it to look as if it were built decades ago.  And I LOVE old houses.  If I ever build a house (that’s a big IF), I will hire Gil Schafer to do the architecture.

Although he lives in New York now, his biggest inspiration was his grandmother’s home in Thomasville, Georgia – right down the road from Atlanta.  He talked about this a lot.  I thought that was very interesting.  He showed pictures of her sprawling estate that I so wish I could post on here.

He has also worked with Miles Redd on several projects.

Anyways, I can’t wait to dive into his book!  Here is a little taste of his work…

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Botanicals

Botanicals are an inexpensive, easy way to add artwork to a room.  They add a little greenery too.  And they’re almost always on sale at One Kings Lane and Etsy

 

 

 

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The last four pictures are from One Kings Lane

 

Suzanne Kasler designed some framed botanical prints for Ballard Design.  I love the sepia tone.

 

Wisteria has a variety of framed botanicals and other prints.  I love the framed butterfly prints and other insects.

 

I think my favorite are the simple green Perennial ferns from Wisteria.  We all know I love a little green :)

 

 

 

 For some reason my gmail is acting funny today and I can’t source the images perfectly but I did my best. 

All unknown pictures are from Pinterest.

 

 

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