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
On another note, today was the first real COLD day we have had here in DC. I am not a fan of being cold unless it’s for a good reason like, playing in the snow or hiking on a beautiful trail. I would say skiing but I do not know how to…I know it’s tragic. Too bad Aerin Lauder is not a close personal friend of mine because I would invite myself every year to join her at her gorgeous home in Aspen and have her give me lessons…J/K. But seriously you’ll feel the same way after you’ve seen the below pics.
Queen of Winterland
Simple earthy palate. Really like the wood ceilings and arched beams.
The library has a comforting feeling with all that wood present. Wish there was a window seat though.
I like that this is a gender neutral children’s room. The use of wood is simply…beautiful.
My best friend is a huge fan of Herrera’s and while perusing through Vogue’s roster of runway shows, decided to view her Spring’16 ready-to-wear collection. Upon viewing the collection it was love at first sight. The outfits are simple but are structurally etched with straight lined details. The colors consisted of soft blush tones, crisp whites, with touches of black.
Structured but soft…
Beautiful dress… and those shoes!!
You could make this outfit bad-ass by wearing darker edgier heels and different earrings.
This jacket is amazing. There are so many different ways it can be worn. I would definitely own it.
The most dramatic piece of the collection. I like the fabric choice and the element of surprise from the floral lining.