New in the Shop: Mint Greek Key!

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It’s starting to feel like summer in the northwest! The sun is shining and we’re loving every minute of it. Plus, to kick off the season we’re adding five new patterns! Starting our line-up today is Mint Greek Key. One of our classic prints with a fresh new color that fits in many colorways. Grab yours here!

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Caitlin Wilson Trunk Shows

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Summer’s almost here and for the first time ever CAITLIN WILSON TEXTILES is bringing pillows, fabrics, and rugs to you! We’re currently booking trunk shows across the country so if there’s a store near you that you’d love see our products in or you are store owner let us know! Leave us a comment with the name of the store or email us at shauna@caitlinwilson.com. We’re excited to finally meet some of our customers in person and share our summer line coming soon!

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Happy Mother’s Day

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In honor of Mother’s Day, Melanie Burk shares a sweet design to remind us that even when it’s hard, being a woman is a beautiful thing.

“With motherhood coming up this Sunday, we’ve been thinking about what it means to be a mother, and about all of the wonderful women around us. Oftentimes mother’s day can be a hard day for many women-with wishes to have children, or more children, or missing children, or to be married, or have a better marriage… quite simply, it can become a day of wishes and heartache.

Being a woman is hard, and it’s easy for this to become a day of wishing. I know I am constantly wishing to be better, and learning to be gentle with myself is a constant lesson.. So to all of you women-today we want to recognize you and your goodness! No matter your struggles, disappointments, yearnings, thank you for being a force for good and a pillar of strength to those around you. You do more good than you know!

Happy day of love to all of you women! ”

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Looking for some quick mother’s day prints from around the inter web? We have a small list of some of our favorites:

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1. This darling free giant mother’s day download from The Alison Show and Hello Tosha is sure to knock your socks off.

2. This sweet painting by Caitlin Conolly will help be a constant reminder of the beauty of motherhood.

3. This sweet print of love from Caravan can be big and bold, and make some fun impact. It is great not just for mother’s day, but for all year long.

4. This sweet stars print by Hello Tosha is a great winner too and super sweet.
xo, Melanie
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Melanie Burk is a designer, teacher, collector of happy, and lover of life. She’s got a dreamboat husband and three little girls that have taught her to find the beauty in a messy, joyful life. She believes that art can be both fun and meaningful and hopes to help others learn the same. The owner of her own graphic design firm, she works with clients to create branding, websites, patterns, and apps. She also teaches design courses at atly and co-owns Caravan Shoppe, a destination full of downloadable art and DIY toys.

Decorating with Sea Fans

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If you couldn’t tell by now, my mind is constantly thinking all things Caribbean and tropical. I am happiest in the sunshine and where the earth is lush and the background noise is the sound of the Sea. Therefore, I try my best to bring that atmosphere into my home. I’m about to share with you one of my absolute favorite treasures – Sea Fans! They are tropical, the composition is delicate and they are chic, interesting and FANtastic!

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My favorite way to display sea fans as artwork is to frame it with a white background and a gold or white frame to keep it clean and fresh (see top right) If you find a white or cream sea fan it’s fun to choose a black background for a dramatic effect that highlights all of the details of the sea fan (see top left). You can find sea fans all over the internet and especially on Etsy for decent prices! Have fun exploring and finding your tropical treasures!”
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To find Sea Fans just search in Etsy, “Sea Fans”
xo, Rachel
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Berry Fleur Chinoise in Ava’s Nursery

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We’re so excited to share the most darling nursery featuring Berry Fleur Chinoise! Tobe from Because It’s Awesome, styled this adorable space for her sweet daughter, Ava. From top to bottom this nursery is filled with charm! Tobe keeps things clean and fresh with the perfect touches of flare. We can’t stop swooning! To see more images of the space, check out the feature on SMP Living. Thanks Tobe (and Ava) for sharing your space!

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All photos by nina & b photogrpahy

 

Black + White + Gold

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While I love a heavy dose of color to brighten any beautiful space, I also adore a regal mix of black, white and gold to achieve a certain level of refinement. Before I rounded up my favorite projects, spaces and things, I started with inspiration from Caitlin’s new rug collection, her Black Spotted Rug, whose versatility is both oh-so-playful and chic. Adding an element of contrast is great for rounding out any look and gold not only reigns supreme, but has stood the true test of time. Right now, I’m happy it’s here to stay.

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Black Spotted Rug / Halston Coffee Table / Porcelanosa Wave Tiles / Suspended Shelf / Black Dining Vignette / Pushpins

xo, Vanessa

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