Drawn Home

by Nancy on July 29, 2015

Anthologymag-DrawnHome-1Earlier this month, my family drove six hours north to Jacksonville, Oregon. We picked an unbelievably scorching hot weekend to go, as temperatures were between 102-107 degrees and the evenings provided little relief. At the end of our stay, I longed for cool breezes, the rolling fog, and wrapping myself in a quilt at home. Specifically, Stacey Beach‘s collection caught my attention.

Beach is the designer behind Drawn Home, a textiles line that is handmade in Oakland, California. The summer-weight throws and quilts are made of all cotton, and light enough to be a perfection addition to a duvet. Beach pairs bright and muted colors effortlessly so that her designs have a calming and soothing feel to them. Even though we’re experiencing a heat wave right now, I know cooler nights are on the way. And cozying up in one of these throws outside with a drink sounds just about right.

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The Greenbrier

by Anh-Minh on July 6, 2015

greenbrier7While I’m not a golf fanatic, I do occasionally follow the sport, and this past weekend marked The Greenbrier Classic, an annual tournament held at the West Virginia resort. Some people are drawn to The Greenbrier for its golf and tennis amenities … and others, like me, to its decor, which can be traced back to Dorothy Draper. The noted interior designer “left the hotel with a bold new personality, using color and oversized patterns to paint a picture that reflected the luxury of space, elegance, and sense of history in every detail.” (You can read more about her firm’s relationship with the resort here.)

The aesthetic might not work with the architecture of my own home, but I would love to spend a long weekend in one of these rooms and admire the talents of Draper as well as her protégé, Carleton Varney.

greenbrier_top greenbrier_middle greenbrier_bottom    { Photos via The Greenbrier }


Retro Cabinet Makeover

by Kate on June 24, 2015

anthologymag-blog-decorating-vintagerevivals-cabinetredo-1The past few months, I’ve been focused on clearing out the clutter in my home and studio; and it’s been a while since I’ve visited any flea markets or thrift stores. To be honest, I’m itching to grab a piece of furniture and undertake a rehab project like this painted cabinet makeover from Mandi at Vintage Revivals. There’s something so satisfying about transforming a dusty old piece into something new and fresh.

In fact, visiting Mandi’s site is quite dangerous because all of her projects are so appealing. I can easily see myself acquiring dozens of new tables, sofas, lamps, and more just to try my hand at some of here ingenious ideas. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but my home already suffers from an overpopulation of chairs. Still, the sight of this lovely cabinet is making me want to grab something, anything, and just paint. If you find yourself catching the same crafty bug, you should definitely check out more of Mandi’s work. Caution: It’s inspiring, and addictive.

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Susanna Vento

by Kate on June 17, 2015

anthologymag-blog-styling-susannavento-1In many ways, interior styling is a delightful form of grown-up play. When I’m working on a concept for a photo shoot, I’m reminded of all the times I meticulously arranged and re-arranged the furniture in my dollhouse when I was younger, or stacked colored wooden blocks in abstract formations. What I love about styling is the way it approaches objects: as elements of a larger narrative and as abstract forms with color, shape, and texture.

I discovered Helsinki- based stylist Susanna Vento through her work for Deko magazine, and instantly wanted to see more. Her styling is simple and sparse, but nevertheless my eyes have plenty to dance around and devour in these images. The products shine in her work, not only as part of the atmosphere she creates, but as interesting shapes in an artful composition. I highly recommend checking out her other styling work for inspiration—and visual delight.


anthologymag-blog-styling-susannavento-5{ All images via Susanna Vento }

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Anewall Decor

by Kate on June 1, 2015

anthologymag-blog-decorating-anewalldecor-1My friend recently moved from Oakland to New York and subsequently purchased her first apartment in Brooklyn—a fixer-upper to say the least, but it’s got a lot of potential. When she alerted me to the fact that she’s been hunting for unusual wallpapers, I decided to join the search.

I came across these beautiful handpainted wallpapers on Etsy and became very excited. Lately I’ve been appreciating more organic, painterly wallpapers, and these from Anewall Decor are particularly lovely. I am going to recommend the cacti to my friend at once; after all, what better way for her to be reminded of the West Coast than having cacti covering her walls?

anthologymag-blog-decorating-anewalldecor-2anthologymag-blog-decorating-anewalldecor-3anthologymag-blog-decorating-anewalldecor-4{ All images via Anewall Decor }