Let me tell you how I learned about the wonderful artist Marthe Armitage…
I am a fan of Landscape Artist Miranda Brooks (post about her work coming soon) and while searching, a Vogue article featuring her Brooklyn home popped up.Being nosy I had to check it out. I fell in love with the light blue wallpaper that was showcased in her daughter’s room. I decided to do some research on the person or company that produced such a lovely print. That is when I came across and learned about the very talented Marthe Armitage.
She is a British woman of 86 years, who has been hand printing wallpaper since the 50s and has only recently been recognized for her work in the last 10 years!! Marthe hand draws all of her designs, she cuts her designs into lino blocks and then uses a lithographic printing press to create her custom wallpaper. All of this is done in her studio/garage with the help of her daughter.
Her work is classic yet modern and works well in many different settings.
Marthe and her Daughter in the studio
What inspired me to research…blue wallpaper in Miranda Brooks Brooklyn home
Came across an interesting blurb on one of my favorite sites (The Socialite Family) called The Return of Rattan Cane and it immediately brought me back to my childhood. Growing-up we had two rocking chairs with rattan weaving on the seat and the back rest. While researching, I found the most gorgeous rattan furniture. I hope you enjoy the below pieces as much as I do.
I have been obsessed with camel colored clothing for what seems like forever, especially coats. Unbeknownst to my cousin she made my dreams come true by gifting me with a beautiful camel colored coat for Christmas. As soon as I peeked into the box I immediately grinned from ear-to-ear. Not only is it the perfect shade of camel but the style is classic. I wore it Thursday night and got numerous compliments. Thank you Susu!!
It is officially starting to get cold. I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. Love because this season has the best holidays bringing you close to loved ones, getting to pull-out the new coats that you bought on sale the Spring before, snuggles near the fire place, Fall’s foliage and drinking an abundance of hot cocoa. Hate because Fall is the tip-toe season leading us into the frigged coldness we call Winter.
Brace yourselves…..I could not limit myself with the amount of pictures I was going to post. They were all too stunning.