Wash The Winter Blues Away

Posted By MaterialGirls | Mar 24, 2017 | No Comments | Category: Art, Color, Decorating, Walls

Every year Winter hits us (without much warning) like a ton of bricks.  The first snowfall is magical and we’re quickly reminded of all the things Winter has to offer: skiing, sledding, snowball fights, hot chocolate, warm sweaters, fuzzy boots and fires.  It’s certainly a time of year that, although cold —  very, very cold —  can bring a lot of fun through outdoor activities with family and friends.  However,  these long and cold days tend to drag on and on, and as soon as the groundhog sees his shadow (expressing 6 more weeks of winter) I think we’re all ready for that first day of Spring.  With that being said, I was recently inspired by an artist, Kerri Rosenthal, who doesn’t live too far from where I grew up in CT. Her warm, expressive paintings not only bring brightness and cheer to a space but they also have an incredible way of lifting your spirits when you enter the room.  Colors speak volumes and can transform your space and your mood on a cold Winter’s day.  Take a look at some of Kerri’s work below and if your Winter is dragging on like most of us in the NorthEast, it might be time to illuminate your days and remind yourself that Spring is just around the corner.

 

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If these paintings and colors don’t brighten your mood and prepare you for warmer days ahead, I don’t know what will.  Not only will a fresh new painting bring inspiration and happiness to your mind but it will breathe new light in your home – that just might be needing a boost of sunshine.  For more information on Kerri and her artwork you can visit her site here.

 

 





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I was recently introduced to the eBoutique: Perry Clark Home, an online source for unique finds and goods relating to decorative accessories, art, textiles, tableware, furnishings, & more. It’s an artisan influenced of well curated selections.

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Some of my favorite Fall finds and gift giving items are their lush textiles and throws in neutral earthy tones.

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I am loving these Kashwere Houndstooth Luxury Throws. They come in black / cream, slate gray / white, & malt / cream.

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A worldly collection of art featuring architecture and street scenes are available.

Some of the unique tableware items on the site are these:

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I like the rustic and modern look of these pepper and salt mill set. They are made from brushed stainless steel and acacia wood.

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These “dash” and “pinch” salt and pepper cellars are cute too.

 

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On the whimsical side these bicycle plates designed by Artisan Rae Dunn are available in four distinctively designed bikes.

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The rustic theme flows into the furnishings category. This Farmhouse Dining Table is custom made by Sovie Woodworking exclusively for Perry Clark Home. It’s handcrafted of old growth pine reclaimed from a turn of the century barn in Northwest Ohio.

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Last but not least, pretty scented candles always make great gifts!

For more visit Perry Clark Home.





After ten long months (and I mean long) of painstakingly planning, designing, and creating our new blog site…we are so happy to say that it’s finally up! (and I’m sure my family members and friends are happy too- they don’t have to listen to me talk about it anymore!)

However, the site wouldn’t be what it is today, if it weren’t for these creative, hardworking and wonderful people:

Kathy of Moxie Design Studios

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and Brooke of Fabulous Doodles by Brooke Hagel

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They helped our vision become a reality. Thanks so much girls- you are both truly talented and such a pleasure to work with!

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