Monday, October 29, 2012

Annechovie-Art By Anne Harwell!

I am sure that most of you are familiar with Anne Harwell, and if you aren’t you are in for a real treat!  Anne is a fabulous artist who has the blog, “Annechovie!” Anne also has two stores on Etsy, Annechovie-Art By Anne Harwell, and Annechovie Vintage.  Anne is a multi-talented artist. I think she has such wonderful command of color as evident in her original paintings and print offerings.  Her art is eye catching and fresh! Never fussy, and can be used in almost any interior space. Anne’s art ranges from originals, to prints, even pillows, and custom matchbook covers which I adore!  I recently ordered my calling cards from Anne and cannot wait to see the finished product, I know it will be fantastic!
I few other fun tidbits about Anne is that her work has been featured on: House Beautiful Website, Domino, Design Sponge, Daily Candy and 1stDibs. She also had her lovely Orange chair silhouette collage featured in the movie “It’s Complicated” in the guest bathroom scene with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin!  There where so many wonderful pieces to post it was hard narrowing it down! Please Enjoy and Visit- Annechovie soon. Hope everyone stays warm and dry on the East Coast!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Batten Down The Hatches!

We are expecting lovely hurricane Sandy to hit us in the next few days! Wind, rain and flooding ..Oh my!  Not trying to make light  just trying to stay positive and hope that the predictions are a bit off ! In any case it had me thinking about great rain gear, because we are all going to need it on the East coast!
Thought I would share a few essentials with you which can also be quite fashionable too. They are trench coats, hats, boots and umbrellas! I hope everyone stays safe, and dry! Just stay put and no heroics please, because if a road looks flooded it probably is!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Allison Cosmos and The Art Of Decorative Painting!

If you have been following my blog for sometime you know that I used to be a decorative painter before entering into decorating. So I have a definite sweet spot in my heart for great decorative artists.
Allison Cosmos hits that spot! Allison has a fine arts degree from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla. She has built up an amazing reputation over the last 17 years and has gained recognition in such publications as Metropolitan Home, HGTV and Houzz. Not only does Allison create gorgeous murals and painted furniture, she also licenses her designs of paper party goods and children's art. Allison also has channeled her passion for entertaining at events and parties into "Designs Come True", a custom event design company.  She is presently located in Dana Point, CA and her design works expands into San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County. Check her out at 
Dont forget to check out Chattafabulous' "Novica"Giveaway, great blog and great prize!! Enjoy and have a great weekend, and my friends in the North East batten down the hatches for this crazy weather ahead!

Allison Cosmos