Really enjoying the work of Emily Wenda and the combination of two of my loves - painting and interiors. Such nice perspective shifts, patterning and colour sense throughout.
I love the quirky details and it’s hard to choose a favourite, but the last one is pretty fantastic, here’s a close up shot:
How awesome are those handprints, the paper airplane and that bouquet of sunflowers?
// photos via Emily M. Wenda //
I realized I should probably show you guys a better quality pic of my print from the last post, so here it is:
It’s pretty sentimental as it’s a photo I took while out on a really fun date with my bf. The saying is something we say to each other all the time and I had it framed and gave it to him as a Christmas gift. Major girlfriend points. If you’re wanting a copy for yourself, let me know, I can make you one too (score some boy/girlfriend points of your own!)
// photography + design by Joanna Staniszewski for the humble palace //
Hey ya’ll, time for me to post this little styling project from last week. Having moved to a new place for a few months, I’m having fun playing, accessorizing and styling throughout the space. Let’s be honest, I’m on a budget but there’s no reason why my space can’t be beautiful broke-chic. (I just coined that phrase but I think I really like it, must remember to use it again)
The lamp is a hand me down, the smaller framed art is from a thrift store ($14!), the “BUT SERIOUSLY, LET’S MAKE OUT” print is one of my pieces (in an Ikea frame I believe), the small jewellery tray, three vases and the wooden box are all from various thrift stores. Nothing from that group was over a few dollars if I remember correctly.
Here’s a closer look at the little art treasure I found. It’s really quite a beautiful abstract piece with nice texture and awesome purples and golds. The frame + mat have a high-end look and feel and are worth waaaaay more than $14 so even if I didn’t absolutely adore this gem, I would have bought it for the frame and just switched out the art.
And now for a closer peek at my refurbished two dollar wooden box. I just re-read that last sentence and it definitely sounds wrong taken out of context, but you’re reading this on my blog so hopefully there’s a photo of a wooden box above these words that can provide said context. Ooookay, so anyway…I found the box for two dollars and it was looking quite sad. After sanding and staining it a rich walnut to bring out the grain, it was looking much better but it still needed something. So I grabbed my wood-burning tool and burnt some patterns onto the top and sides. Much much better/more interesting.
This photo shows the wood-burning detail a bit better and my favourite amethyst perched on top. Boom.
So what do you think? Pretty no?
// photos + styling by Joanna Staniszewski for the humble palace //
Loving these outfits + layouts from Aussie company Beginning Boutique. Luckily we don’t have to travel to Australia to score some of these beauties…Check out their awesome site for cute clothes and great ideas for spring and summer mixing and matching! Tempted to rock the floral headband come wedding season…
// photos via Beginning Boutique //