Living With Art + Color

It’s no secret how much I love color and art. When I’m surrounded by bright, happy shades and beautiful artwork, I just feel happier — and more inspired.

So, I thought it would be fun to share a few of the ways I embrace color + art in my home — and my life.

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I created this Be Still and Know collage last winter. It serves as a beautiful reminder each day.

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I love a good art cluster on the wall. I like to combine my own artwork with precious photos and inspiring artwork by others. Each piece I add to my curated collection tells a story and means something to me — which makes the whole display all the more special.

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This wall holds art by some of my favorite artists: Heather L. Murphy, Sarah Ahearn Bellemare, Dinara Mirtalipolva, and Michele Maule.

And I made the polka-dotted bird piece, of course! It was one of the first collages I ever made, actually! The Explore collage above was the first! :)

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I’m a huge fan of comfy, cozy pillows — and of course I can’t resist playful patterns and pretty palettes.

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I collect milk glass, and this lovely bowl has held pumpkins, fruit, and festive pinecones over the years. It belonged to my grandmother (and I believe my great-grandmother before that), so it’s one of my favorite items in my home. (I adore the sweet scalloped edges and the little teardrop shapes in the glass.)

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I like to add fun details wherever possible — like these cute + quirky handmade clay birds that my elementary art school teacher made.

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Don’t feel like you have to confine your art and color to just your walls. Consider making your cupboards happy with multi-hued dishes + cups.

Fiesta dishes were on my wish list for a very long time, so I was excited to get a set of them for Christmas this year. (The tall blue drinking glasses are vintage and were a birthday gift a few years ago.)

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Tea or coffee brainstorms are much more inspired with a pretty mug (and a cookie). ;)

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Don’t overlook your wardrobe or accessories when it comes to adding colorful, artful pieces. This purple hue is one of my favorites, so I couldn’t resist adding this silk scarf to my collection. (Plus, it has little birds on it, which made it even more perfect for me!)

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Ah, I am quite the notebook addict, and is it any surprise that I keep a colorful array of pens and notebooks at-the-ready to record every idea, hope, prayer, and daydream?

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This adorable set is from Target. I love the sweet quotes, and — of course — the polka dots.

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And just for fun — a photo of Mia. Because she always enjoys participating in my blog photo shoots! ;)

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What about you? How do you incorporate color and art into your home and life?

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4 thoughts on “Living With Art + Color

  1. toliveinspired says:

    I have realized over the last year or so how much I need color in my life. I have revamped some things including my newsletter to make it more colorful and me! I too love notebooks (like way too much!) and am a sucker for colorful ones and ones with quotes, if it has both i am done for!

  2. K says:

    @toliveinspired I love this! So fun that you’ve revamped your newsletter and made it more true to who you are. That’s wonderful! :)
    (And I’m right there with you when it comes to notebooks with quotes AND pretty colors! I will never tire of inspiring new notebooks with fresh, blank pages.)

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