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Nightstand: Before and After

I wanted to share with you a quick little redo that I have been saving in my studio until my show had wrapped up! Here it is before on the left. All white and totally retro…

and on the right, a whole new modern look! I just love the Corallo printed wallpaper by Cole and Son. The print kind of reminds me of trees. I used the gold and silver version, but here it is up close in red.

The Fornasetti Collection is something that has caught my interest for quite some time.
Happy Monday friends.

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Sophisticated Surfaces

Here are some surface designs to cheer the mundane.

An artist from Britain, Natalie Singh makes graphic prints and develops them into cards for family and friends.


I find this print especially eye-catching and could even picture it as a wallpaper.

Love the background colors and pattern on this one!

Chintz colored background

A final fave is this curvy retro pattern below.

Leaf swirls

Natalie also has a shop where you can purchase cards and she oozes with original features on design.

Another artist that has caught my eye on several occasions is Jill Bliss with her organic shapes and eco-inspired designs. One of my favorite topics to discuss in an artwork is nature and it’s splendor. Based in Oregon with roots in California, Jill’s work investigates the flora around us here.

These poppies are delicate and  beautiful.


Love the minty fresh card!


Oh, what a mural.

Mural by Bliss

Jill maintains a stunning shop of where you can truly grasp her unique style. I was reminded of Jill’s work on my trip to Kentucky, where I noticed some of her splendid notecards for sale, these cards available here.  At Jill’s shop you can learn more about her inspiration as an artist and look at her portfolio too.

Look forward to catching a glimpse of another artist’s cards tomorrow morning along with Jenna’s desk redo coming soon!

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All the Pretty Papers

I must say that I have always loved pretty papers! Who doesn’t? Especially wallpaper and the smell of a Kinko’s store…

That being said, many the great wallpapers cost well over $100 a roll.

So in the spirit of a recessionista, I decided to source some upscale giftwraps (matte only, no gloss) to get started on projects ranging from pendant lamps to vases.

Snow and Graham has always been a favorite of mine that I pick up for little projects here and there at Dick Blick, the local art store.

Snow and Farrow

Eieio, the cleverest name in the paper biz is both modern, graphic, and employs soy based inks. With studios in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, I was thrilled to come across these bold prints. Not to mention, Jean, the owner is super helpful! I am doing a modern desk in one of her graphic designs, but I won’t say which one…It will be a surprise, which I love~ Guessing games and surprises!

Tamarind Paper

Smock paper offers soft and nuanced designs. Much like their story of “falling for” an old industrial buiding in Downtown Syracuse is equally romantic. They pride themselves on creativity and sustainability. There papers are oft recycled and/or made from bamboo!


So, there! Now you know my top three. Please be so kind as to share any pics, companies, or paper projects with me hilary.hahn@ or leave me a comment below.

Plus, I’ll reveal Jenna’s desk amongst other projects very soon. Signing off from the Bluegrass State this time.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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