Category: Design

Newly Minted

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I am so excited to announce that thanks to all of your votes and unconditional support, this little painting placed in the top 30 of the Minted x domino competition! That means this print, plus a few others, are now available for purchase on Minted.

Thank you so much for those who voted and helped me along the way! You can see my full store of products here.

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Artist Profile: Julia Contacessi

I came across Julia’s work through Minted, but immediately wanted to find more of her paintings. Her website is absolutely breathtaking, like most of her pieces. Her work conveys a very ethereal perspective of her subject matter. She excels in both abstracts and landscapes using  a mixture of both subdued and bright color palettes.
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If you’re as hooked as I am, check out all of Julia’s work on her website!

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Artist Profile: Kiana Mosley

Our next artist is Kiana Mosley from Hawaii who makes the most beautiful watercolors, abstracts, and collages. I love her vibrant color palettes, rich textures, and clean compositions. Her watercolors are simple, but so striking they would steal the spotlight in any room. kiana mosley kiana mosleykiana mosleykiana mosleykiana mosleykiana mosleyKiana’s body of work is featured on so many great sites so there’s no excuse not to snatch up a print (or two!) for your walls. See her work in her personal portfolio, Etsy shop, Minted, and Artfully Walls. And how beautiful are these alphabet collages? You know the B is my favorite!kiana mosleykiana mosley

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Pattern Obsession: Pineapple

While I’ve always been a fan of pineapple, I’ve recently become obsessed with this adorable fruit. I’ve been seeing it pop up in a variety of textiles and prints and I can’t get enough. It adds a bit of whimsy to an outfit or a wall and is a classic shape that will never go out of style. I also just learned that they are a symbol of hospitality, so go nuts.

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wallpaper // t-shirt // dress // watercolor // bikini

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Artist Profile: Kate Roebuck

Our next artist featured for our artist profile is Kate Roebuck. Kate is another Southern artist (I don’t only choose Southern artists on purpose, I swear!) whose breadth of work is broad and exciting. Each piece is versatile in both subject matter, texture, and color. Her style can vary from classical to abstract to geometric and whichever style of painting she creates is beautiful. kate roebuckkate roebuckkate roebuckI love her choice of quirky subject matter like these shark’s teeth, beetles, etc. So unexpected, but absolutely killer! (Pun intended)kate roebuckkate roebuckkate roebuck
These woven pieces are absolutely gorgeous too. It takes a special person to weave like this — it is not for the faint of heart.
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And my absolute favorite (appropriately named Rebecca):kate roebuck
Kate’s work is available in several places including her personal site, her collaborative site with her sister Bowerbird Collective, or on Artfully Walls. Be sure to take a look at all of these sites as each contains a different body of work.

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Etsy Updates

Y’all, I have FINALLY updated my Etsy shop! The new shop seven | sixteen contains all new product photography along with an entirely new collection of designs. I am so excited to share this with you. I have included some highlights below, but you can see the full inventory on Etsy here.
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Artist Profile: Mia Christopher

There is something about simplistic compositions that make my heart skip a beat. San Francisco based artist, Mia Christopher’s beautiful collages are understated and simple, but extremely powerful at the same time. I love her use of mixed media and bold color combinations, but don’t take my word for it, see for yourself!
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Masculine Bedroom

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bed // nightstand // chest of drawers // hide rug

When a friend asked for help furnishing his bachelor pad, I jumped at the opportunity. It’s rare that I get to design for just men so I was excited to design a more masculine space. The upholstered headboard is sharp, but gender neutral so it doesn’t scare off the future mrs. I love to juxtapose textures in a space so we used a combination of warm wood and brass accents with steel nightstands. This creates interest and adds subtle masculine elements to the room. The hide rug adds an additional layer of texture and instant cool factor.

If any men are reading this (hat’s off to you if you are) is important to maintain an inviting atmosphere for a bachelor pad — nothing’s attractive about a room that reads dated frat house. You can add masculine elements like wood, metal, and leather, not posters oversized tv’s. This room reads masculine without being too heavy so you won’t maintain your bachelor status for long. You can thank me later.

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Artist Profile: Kelli Hall

domino at home with mintedI don’t think I can claim having a photographic memory, but I am haunted by certain images. One such image that has been burned into my brain since I first came across it is Kelli Hall’s gorgeous artwork. Kelli is a stylist and an artist who turns anything she touches into gold.

kelli hall kelli hallHer art prints can be found on her Minted shop, but equally as impressive is her styling and photography. She understands layers, textures, and depth unlike anyone I’ve ever seen. She creates environments that are almost too beautiful to occupy (not that I’ve ever been lucky enough to experience one myself).

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Artist Profile: Megan Carn

impressionist giraffeMegan Carn’s bright and playful paintings have caught my eye more than once on Pinterest and I finally pursued her full portfolio. I was pleasantly surprised to find that she lives in Columbia, SC! Her paintings put a fun and quirky spin on exotic wildlife…who doesn’t love these adorable portraits with highlights of hot pink?impressionist elephant monkeyostrich
Megan is just beginning her career as an artist and I can’t wait to see where she takes her art over the course of the years. She has also served as an inspiration to me and makes me want to push myself to paint more and begin to make it more than a hobby I pick up every three months. Here’s to dreams and making them happen!impressionist rhinoSee Megan’s full portfolio here!
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