Hello from gorgeous Isle of Palms, SC! I’m on vacation, but Pattern of the Week is not :)

When I began this design, I swore I wasn’t gonna make it girly. Lesson learned: don’t make promises you can’t keep. When I began this design, I swore I wasn’t gonna make it girly. Lesson learned: don’t make promises you can’t keep.

When I began this design, I swore I wasn’t gonna make it girly. Lesson learned: don’t make promises you can’t keep.

My Fabulous Feathered Foyer

Since becoming a homeowner in February, I’ve been exercising my freedom to decorate any way I want. Some might say I’ve been over-exercising that freedom, but I have no plans to stop. I wanted to share the latest not-so-subtle touch I’ve added, because I know you love patternsotherwise you wouldn’t be here, right? 

Our entryway is a tiny space, about 5’ wide by 4’ deep. It’s also the first room any guests will encounter, so I wanted it to be noteworthy. Is it safe to say my mission has been accomplished?

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I used wallpaper from Spoonflower, printed with this gorgeous black and white “Feathers" design by cherii.

This was my first experience hanging patterned, floor-to-ceiling wallpaper; I recently put up beadboard wallpaper in my dining room, but that’s another story, for another day blog. I love that the Spoonflower wallpaper is self-adhesive - basically, you just soak it in water and apply. Because the space was tight, with lots of doorways and tiny slivers of wall to work around, it was a slow process. But, it was absolutely worth it in the endI couldn’t be happier with the results!

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The coat hooks, for those who are curious, are from Target. Select stores are carrying a line of wall decor items by Young House Love, like the mix-and-match, pre-drilled board and hook set you see in the photo above. The board comes unfinished, so you can paint or stain it to match your existing decor. I promise this is not a paid endorsement; I just thought these products were fun and affordable, and worth mentioning in case you’d like your own :)

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I still can’t believe they stuffed a coat closet into this space. At some point, it was converted into the “HVAC ductwork closet,” hence the need for coat hooks. No doubt central heating and air is worth the sacrifice.

Thanks for indulging me in a little domestic show-and-tell. See you again on Monday!

I’m especially excited about this week’s design, because I was able to use my newly-acquired calligraphy skills to make this hand-lettered and illustrated ode to herbs. I’m sure it’s in poor taste to gush about one’s own work, but I really love the way this turned out!
This design will be available in my Spoonflower shop very soon.
Hope you enjoy, and thanks for following along! I’m especially excited about this week’s design, because I was able to use my newly-acquired calligraphy skills to make this hand-lettered and illustrated ode to herbs. I’m sure it’s in poor taste to gush about one’s own work, but I really love the way this turned out!
This design will be available in my Spoonflower shop very soon.
Hope you enjoy, and thanks for following along!

I’m especially excited about this week’s design, because I was able to use my newly-acquired calligraphy skills to make this hand-lettered and illustrated ode to herbs. I’m sure it’s in poor taste to gush about one’s own work, but I really love the way this turned out!

This design will be available in my Spoonflower shop very soon.

Hope you enjoy, and thanks for following along!

Feathers: for when you wanna put a bird on it, but you’re kinda in a hurry. 

This print is available in gold and black in my Spoonflower shop. Why isn’t it available in red, as pictured above, you ask? Because it’s exhausting to make sense all the time, that’s why.

Holy cow(fish)! We’re already half-way to the finish line!

I’m slightly obsessed with sea urchin…skeletons. Hmmmm. That’s kind of a strange thing for someone to say. Anywho, for anyone else who also likes dead-but-still-beautiful sea creatures, this design is available through Spoonflower and Society 6. I’m slightly obsessed with sea urchin…skeletons. Hmmmm. That’s kind of a strange thing for someone to say. Anywho, for anyone else who also likes dead-but-still-beautiful sea creatures, this design is available through Spoonflower and Society 6.

I’m slightly obsessed with sea urchin…skeletons. Hmmmm. That’s kind of a strange thing for someone to say. Anywho, for anyone else who also likes dead-but-still-beautiful sea creatures, this design is available through Spoonflower and Society 6.

My entry for the Fabric8: Cosmic Voyage contest, hosted by Spoonflower and Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Good luck to everyone who entered! 

Oh, and you can literally buy the fabric of space-time right here.

Just because you can’t buy them all, doesn’t mean you can’t have them all…
Available here, here, and here. Just because you can’t buy them all, doesn’t mean you can’t have them all…
Available here, here, and here.

Just because you can’t buy them all, doesn’t mean you can’t have them all…

Available here, here, and here.

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend! Apparently I was having so much fun that I queued up this week’s design, without actually managing to post it. Better late than never, I suppose.