Posts Tagged ‘Decor + Design’

Family Art


Allow me to gloat for a moment…

This month, Architectural Digest featured an article on John Mellencamp’s home on Daufuskie Island in South Carolina. The home was decorated by the renown designer, Monique Gibson.


Mellencamp’s home is beautiful and clean, yet has an industrial depth and darkness to it that is incredibly serene. But the part I really wanted to gloat about is that many of the drawings that Gibson chose for the walls and decor were created by Marvin Cherney. Cherney was Cole’s great uncle. He was also the twin brother to Cole’s beloved grandmother, Judy. {Yes, we do have more twins in our family}


It meant so much to me to see the works of Cole’s family showcased in a lovely way on such a grand stage.


Truly amazed to be in a family with so much creativity and talent. Beaming from ear to ear…





Springy Things

springy things / papery & cakery

After a dreary winter season of fashion, it’s so refreshing to see so much light and happy colors for Spring. Just going onto pinterest makes me oh-so-happy these days. There are great pops of color popping up everywhere! I’m kind of sort of obsessed with the idea of mixing pastels with bold neons and bright fuchsias. Here are a few of my favorite springy things.

{1. Room / 2. Pom Pom Bikini / 3. Mint Bag / 4. Paper Plate / 5. Wallpaper}




Photo Love in the Grove

coconut grove art favorites / papery & cakery

To celebrate my birthday this weekend, Cole and I snuck away to Miami for a night. {Thanks to my parents for being fabulous and willing sitters, we are able to get away quite a lot}.

After a ridiculously delicious dinner, festive cocktails and perfect weather {70 and sunny, sorry to everyone else in the U.S.}, we ended up at the Coconut Grove Art Festival. It’s one of the best art festivals, so I thought I’d share my three favorite finds.

Cole and I always remark about how subjective art is. I’m  drawn to photography. It’s vibrant and alive and truly makes me happy. I’m a firm believer that you should surround yourself with things that uplift you and make you smile, not just pieces that you think are trendy or “match” a particular space.

{one: Mark MacKinnon. I’m in love with this abstract photo that seems to be condensation on a window. / two: Amanda Murphy. These cheeky photographs feature kids toys in hilarious situations. This one is entitled “The Great Jewelry Heist”. Enough said. / three: Greg Knott. Another witty photographer working with euphemisms in a stunning way}.



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