Liza Pruitt Art Collective, My Humble Review.

The art in my home is probably the most asked about question I get on Instagram.    And while I would never claim to be an art connoisseur, I’ve definitely had so much fun selecting the art pieces in my new home.  I see art as another way to express myself in my home, and I’m super picky what I put up on my walls.  I love finding new artists and the stories behind each piece.

I recently found Liza Pruitt’s art collective on Instagram.  She’s so fun to follow because she’s always sharing previews of new collections in her stories.  What’s neat about her art collective is she has 20 artists with a variety of styles.

I recently purchased this art piece (by Christen B Yates) for my office, and I LOVE it.

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It’s sitting on my shelves as you walk into my office, and I couldn’t be happier with it.

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She has so many other artists with different styles.  Below are a few of my favorites that are currently up on her site.

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This one is Crown VIII, you can find it here.

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This one is called Helen, you can find it here.

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This one is called Seaside, and you can find it here.

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This one is called Louise, and you can find it here.

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This one is called Afternoon Walk, you can find it here.

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This one is called Lady Sketching, and you can find it here.

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This one is called BW, and you can find it here.

These are just a few, be sure to check out the full collection from various talented artists here.  Liza really has an eye for design and I can’t wait to see what new collections are coming soon!  And stay tuned, I hope to put together a few blog posts about all the other art in my home.

As always, thanks for being here!

Love,

Deema

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5 Lessons I Learned From The One Room Challenge

The One Room Challenge reveal is finally here!  I can honestly say as stressful as this was, I had so much fun and cannot wait for the next round.

The truth is, I ran out of time and I’m not where I would’ve hoped to be.   And while I could talk your ear off about things like the shelves not being styled right, I’m proud of the progress I’ve made. I’ve learned a lot the past few weeks.  A lot about myself, and a lot about the design process.  And while I don’t claim to be a designer, my emotional love affair with design runs deep.  When I rearrange a room, or buy a new piece for my home, it FUELS MY SOUL.  Interior Design gives me a kind of energy I can never put into words.   So let’s talk about the office.

Just a quick reminder of what it used to look like.

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And while I am not 100% in love yet, here’s what it looks like now.

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I’ve definitely had my share of struggles and rookie mistakes. So instead of breaking down the process (you can always reference my old posts for that), I thought I’d share some of the lessons I’ve learned while designing this room.  Lessons I’ll definitely take with me for the next round of the One Room Challenge.

1. Think about the room as a WHOLE.

Oh how I wish I could turn back time on this one.  I kept randomly buying things without thinking about how it would all go together.  I bought and returned more things than I could count.  If I had taken a step back and really thought through the ENTIRE room as a whole, I would’ve saved myself a lot of time and heartache.  I have a new fond appreciation of a carefully crafted Mood Board.

2.  Colors matter.

I wish I had thought about how well some colors go together, and how some colors mixed together may bring out certain hues only my nightmares were made of.  I fell in love with a gray mural and with a cream high back chair, but didn’t think twice about how those two colors would truly clash.  The mural brought out the yellow in the chair, and the chair brought out the purple in the mural, and it was a true disaster.

3.  Lighting matters, and gray is a tough color.

My mural was so beautiful during the day, and then night would come and I’d be so confused why it looked so purple.  Gray is definitely a tough color, and I’ve learned to be careful what other colors you pair with it.  But what I’ve also learned, is that with the right lighting (and different lightbulbs), you can bring the color back.

4.  Adding a personal element to a space makes a world of a difference.

I have Audrey Hepburn framed in my office not because I think it’s “cool,” but because I watched all her movies growing up.  I also loved to play Moon River on the piano and that’s why I picked that photo.  I also plan to add the sheet music for Vienna by Billy Joel.  It’s one of my favorite songs, and if you know what the song means, you would understand how it all fits into this One Room Challenge.

5.  Take your time and enjoy the process.

Lastly, enjoy the process.  I know I joked about how stressed I was, but I really did enjoy the process.  Don’t be afraid to do a little trial and error, most of us don’t get it right the first time anyway.  And don’t rush to finish a space with things you don’t love.  I guarantee you will end up changing it much quicker than you thought–and take it from me, it really hurts your pocketbook.

And that’s it!  Thank you again for being here, and for taking the time to read my posts.  It means more to me than you could ever know.  Don’t forget to check out all the Featured Designers and Guest Participants and their reveals!

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Love,

Deema

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One Room Challenge: Week 5

Week five of the One Room Challenge is complete and I have just one week left until the reveal!

Below are the updates from this week:

  • The Pottery Barn table I purchased was clashing with the mural, so I painted it black.
  • The four floating shelves I ordered are now up and installed.  They look Ah-MAZING.
  • I’ve ordered a fourth rug.  Yes, I said FOURTH.  This one comes the weekend of the reveal so let’s hope fourth time’s a charm.

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So what’s left this week?

  • Blinds install
  • Rug arrival/placement
  • Desk chair arrival/placement
  • Decorative accessories
  • Lighting (This is a big ‘maybe’ depending on time)

See you next week for the final reveal!  For more details and fun, I’ll be sharing way more in stories on my Instagram.  Please be sure to pop in and answer one of my million polls, and don’t forget to check out the featured designers and guest participants.

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Love,

Deema

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