Decorating with Picture Books

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We’re always on board with finding new ways of displaying art that’s inexpensive yet beautiful. Laura of You Doll Design shares a few of her favorite illustrators that can also be used as gorgeous art in your children’s room. Either displayed on a shelf or selecting individual pages to be framed, these illustrations are meant to be seen.

Decorating a child’s room with picture books is an easy way to add color and visual interest to the space. Some of them are such beautiful works of art themselves that, in my house at least, they sit high above reaching fingers where only an adult can bring them down and read with supervision. I thought I’d share a few of my current illustrative heroes so you can incorporate some of their gorgeous books into your own library (and perhaps out of reach for the time being : ). Below is an example of how we used an image from the gorgeous book by Nina Cosford to style a kids room as well as a few more of my favorites.

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1. Mouse Doll / 2. Nina Cosford’s Illustration / 3. Polka Dot Pouf / 4. Two Ring Lamp / 5. Navy Deco Pillow / 6. Jenny Lind Bed

Nina Cosford: Pop-Up Books – Being the anglophile that I am, I couldn’t be more obsessed with this London – based artist. Her series of pop-up books are particularly stunning. If I could own and decorate my daughter’s room with everything Nina created – or better yet, live in her version of the world – I would be a happy girl indeed!

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Jon Klassen - In my opinion this Canadian born illustrator, designer and concept artist can do no wrong. Jon achieves his striking and minimalist artwork with inks, gouache and acrylics and assembles a lot of his work digitally afterwards. Do yourself a favor and check him out!

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Lotta Nieminen: Walk this World This Finnish art director, illustrator and graphic designer is full of style. In fact, both her Manhattan and Helsinki homes were featured on Design Sponge! Her illustrations remind me of paper cutouts that form an intricately layered mural, creating a whimsical portrayal of our world and its varying cultures.

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Rosy Lamb: Paul Meets Bernadette - I was with my kids at the library recently when the cover of Rosy Lamb’s picture book, Paul Meets Bernadette, caught my attention. This book is full of thickly painted oil illustrations and a charming story, teaching its readers that finding beauty in our everyday world can change a dull day to one that’s fresh and full of color.

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Oliver Jeffers: The Day the Crayons QuitA perfect gift for back-to-school or for budding artists, it tells the story of a boy named Duncan and his box of opinionated and emotional crayons.

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xo, Laura

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Fashion + Fabric

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Our fabrics have not only been dressing up our homes but have been inspiring us to add some excitement and pretty palettes to our closets. Are we the only ones finding ourselves wearing the same hues that we dress our couches in?  Caitlin often designs client’s spaces based on what colors they look good in. We love that color and pattern influences and inspires all areas of our lives!

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1. Fashion / Gold Fleur 2. Fashion / Navy Fleur 3. Fashion / British Bouquet 4. Fashion/ Bright Berry Greek Key  

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Las Vegas Trade Show

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Next week we’ll be showing at the Las Vegas World Market! This is our second time at the trade show and we love getting to meet our customers. If you’re in the area, stop by our booth (C5-0122). Product will be available for viewing and if you’re a designer or shop owner we have discounted prices and new fast order options. If you have any questions feel free to email us at info@caitlinwilson.com. We can’t wait to meet you!

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SF Trunk Show

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The San Francisco Trunk Show was a huge success! We couldn’t have done it without our amazing host, Anyon Atelier. They went above and beyond to make room for us and we can’t say thanks enough! Also, a huge thanks to all who stopped by. We’re so grateful for your support! Here’s a little peek into the day:

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We’d also like to thank Liz Perryman for all the above photography, La Boulange Bakery for the delicious food and SF C&G Magazine!

**Since baby girl Wilson is coming soon, we’ll be taking a break from trunk shows for the rest of the summer. However, in the Fall we’ll start looking for hosts all over the US, so continue to send your requests/referrals to info@caitlinwilson.com.

Summer Sample Sale

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It’s that time again, time to clean up shop and have a little sample sale! We are excited to be offering already cut fabric by the yard and pillows! Please note that the majority of the samples for sale have some damages. Damages may include spots, slight wear etc. Also, because there are variations in the damages we will not be able to specify what those damages are for each sample. Prices are all based on the severity of the defects. All sales are final. Email info@caitlinwilson.com with any questions. Follow the links below to start shopping!

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Fabric by the Yard – 20% Off

Fabric by the Yard – 30% Off – Slight Damage

Fabric by the Yard – 50% Off – Damaged

Pillow Covers – 30% Off – Slight Damage

Gourd Lamp Love

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We’re so excited to introduce our new favorite table lamp! This gorgeous Double Gourd Lamp from Lamps Plus is our pick for any room. As soon as I spotted the new style I knew it needed to come home with me. Not only is it the perfect shape but it comes in 140 different colors. The combinations are endless and you can shop by color with their Color Plus Collection. In honor of Pantone’s Color of The Year, I decided to go with Radiant Orchid. The lamp brought a perfect pop of color to multiple spaces in my home as well as recent photo shoots we’ve done. It truly is the perfect table lamp. Now the real question is: which color do we need next? Thanks Lamps Plus!

See below for a few ways we styled the lamp along with our other favorite colors.

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                                Coral Reef                                               Hemlock

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Which one will you choose?

Now Accepting Sponsors!

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After a year of sponsor free blogging we’ve decided to start working with brands and businesses again on collaborations and sponsorship programs. We’ve got some exciting things in the works so now is a great time to jump on board! Email info@caitlinwilson.com to receive our media kit.

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