Decorating

Caroline Gomez

by Joanna on July 1, 2014

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Soft and simple, these home decor pieces by Caroline Gomez are a tribute to craftsmanship and materials. Her work feels uniquely feminine, but in the best way possible. Maybe it’s her restrained, washed out color palette or gently curved shapes, but mostly I just love how sweet everything feels. In the spirit of Gomez’s creative spirit, each limited-edition piece is made by hand in France.

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{ Images via Caroline Gomez }

 

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Rebel Walls

by Joanna on June 30, 2014

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These days there are so many wallpaper options out there, usually in the form of repeating, all-over pattern. But when I came across the textural wallpapers and murals by Rebel Walls, they managed to stand out—for reasons that go beyond their beauty.

Founders Irene and Christopher share a deep love of wallpaper, and control the entire manufacturing process, from design to production. I especially love their line that’s based on materials and natural details. But my favorite things about the company? You can work with them to upload your own imagery for a custom wallpaper, and they donate a portion of proceeds to Habitat for Humanity.

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{ Images from Rebel Walls via Trendland }

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Rose & Fitzgerald

by Joanna on June 17, 2014

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Meet Rose & Fitzgerald, an incredible online boutique and inspiring story hailing from Kampala, Uganda. Founded by a California couple, Courtney and Laren, they seek to share “the beauty of the indigenous materials and craftspeople they encountered in their adopted home of Africa.” The pieces are completely unique and not at all what you’d expect. From ethically sourced cow horn whisky tumblers to  hand-woven rugs made of vegetable-dyed wool, the collection takes its cue from the pieces Courtney found for their own home after first moving to Uganda. Inspired by the local makers, she decided to design her own wares and share the wealth of craft and skill she found in Uganda.

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{ Images via Rose & Fitzgerald }

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The Vintage Vogue

by Joanna on June 6, 2014

Based in Baltimore, Etsy shop The Vintage Vogue tells a story of “beauty, simplicity, and craft.” Shopkeeper Charlotte has a deep love of handmade objects and expresses this through her tableware and sculptures. Charlotte’s primary medium is unfinished pale wood, which she adorns with gold foil or graphite pencil. Her bold designs feature a well-balanced sense of geometry and refined simplicity.

{ Images via The Vintage Vogue }

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Calico Wallpaper

by Joanna on May 28, 2014

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In the world of interiors, wallpaper can be a tricky—it can make or break a room. And lately, there’s been a trend to go bold, where the wallpaper itself becomes the art gracing the walls. For example, the work of Calico Wallpaper from Brooklyn, which is absolutely gallery worthy. For them, research into traditional techniques informs their designs. Their marbled paper is inspired by the exploration of the arts of Suminagashi and Ebru from Japan and Turkey. And they’ve also experimented with fabric-dying methods, resulting in the Aurora collection. Inspired by “horizons at dawn and the phenomena of light,” the dramatic designs feature a subtle blending color.

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{ Images via Calico Wallpaper }

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