I know birds might be a little cliche, but I actually really do like them. I am always drawn to art with birds, fabric with birds (especially this!), these chairs – oh how I want them in my house, and even clothes (like this dress for me and this adorable sweater for Audrey).
Years and years ago I came across a coffee table book filled with delightful illustrations of – you guessed it – birds.
Instead of using the book for its intended purpose, I promptly sliced the pages out to use as art. Long ago, I pasted them all up on the wall above our piano (It’s so fun to look back at old blog posts. These were taken way before the need for good photos … just me being creative sharing it with early blog readers. It’s fun to see how much my style has changed, too).
I have held on to that stack of bird illustration and continue to reach for them when I’m in need of art.
You’ve seen it in the spring studio.
And again in the studio styled out for the summer.
When I was adding a fall touch to the studio, I went back into that stack of bird prints and found the perfect more muted fall-toned bird.
I just popped it into the same vintage frame (with faded mat – my favorite part!) and looks so great with my pumpkin painting.
In the Birds book, there are 46 different illustrations to choose from. Here are a few more of my favorites:
Aren’t those great? I do think a wall with a bunch of them framed would be charming, or just pick and choose the bird that makes you happy. That rook up there would be cute for Halloween, the snowy owl for Christmas and heron (bottom left) is fun for summer.
I know finding art that is affordable can be tricky so hopefully this resource will help!
SIMPLIFIED DECORATING is open for registration
I wish I could come to each one of your homes to help you pick a paint color or rearrange your furniture or shop for pillows, but since I can’t (you know, 4 kids and dinner to make and a blog to keep up and all) I have put all of my best decorating tips and suggestions and resources together in an online class called SIMPLIFIED DECORATING.
Learn how to identify your personal decorating style, figure out what items work best with your style (so you don’t buy the wrong things!), create a design board to see how everything will work together and learn my approach for layering a room to make it comfortable and welcoming. All of the videos are fun to watch, with tons of visual examples and you can move through at your own pace.
It’s basically what I would do if we were working on your home together in real life :)
Registration is open for a limited time. I can’t wait to see you in class!