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alena hennessy

i’m thrilled to post another sneak peek today, this one belonging to artist alena hennessy. alena’s home is full of beautiful artwork and i had so much fun reading through her descriptions to see who everyone was. as always you can click here to see full-sized (and several extra) photos of alena’s home, or you can read below for photos with alena’s text. thanks to alena for sharing her home with us!

["In the very top photo above Grace's intro is a giraffe from Jonathan Adler. The ceramic vase was made by Kim Westad, which I bought off her Etsy page", The picture directly above this is our bedroom. Above our bed is a painting of mine from several years ago. I used a variety of small glass beads and old photocopies of vintage looking floral motifs."]

["The framed drawing is by Alyson Fox, we did a trade for artwork several months back. The clock is our newest addition which we just picked up at Mxyplyzyk. We are really in love with it. And the furniture piece my husband, Andrew Bowers, made back when he was in school."]

["Shown here is a painting by Nina Surel, another fabulous trade!"]

["The small decoupaged plates are by John Derian, my Mom and I both adore his work so she bought those for me a few years ago. The month of July that is on display is a part of the letterpressed calendar I bought on Etsy last Christmas. The vase is from the Curiosity Shoppe, and in it are dried lotus pods."]

["Drinking tea is one of my favorite things to do in life, especially with my girlfriends out on our back deck. So I just treasure my tea cups and things. Those tea cups were a gift and they are hand painted from San Francisco... The cylindrical thing to the left is a princess's lunch box was a gift that my Grandmother received years ago when they lived in Japan. The above photos are mounted onto recycled barn wood are by another Asheville artist, Rebecca Tolk."]

["This is a photo of our dining room. The alabaster deer head is from The Curiosity Shoppe. On the table is a place mat from chilewich underneath the dried flowers.
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19 Comments

Anonymous

Swoooon over that dining room! What a beautiful house.

Anonymous

OH MY GOODNESS! I am so excited for Julia’s work! Looks like the shop opens on the 6th… Do you have any inside info on size and cost?

anne Schultz

what a beautiful home! I’m wondeing where the master bed/side boards came from? I’m looking for something similar. Much thanks, Anne

kelly rae

i’ve been lucky enough to have been inside alena and andrew’s lovely home. lots of style and art. it’s nice to see it highlighted over here! xo to alena.

melissa

all these beautiful sneek peeks make me wonder what to do with all my clutter! good to see how the other half lives i guess!

alena

Hi Anne,

the bed + side tables are from the MALM line from ikea…we are actually quite fond of it. it’s held up wonderfully.

thanks everyone for the nice comments.

and hello miss kelly rae- your house is pretty lovely as well :) x

Anonymous

beautiful! i have a question-i’m looking for a cube (4-5 inches/preferrably white)flowerpot, a white one like the first picture. just a simple, minimal cube (not a vase) i’ve checked crateandbarrel, and most home centers (ex. home depot) in the city, but most are too colorful for me. if you might know of any places in nyc where i can find flower pots good design quality, i would be really happy to hear of any… thank you =)

Rebecca Tolk

your house is so lovely! i can’t wait to see it. thanks for mentioning me!

flora

Just from these pics I can see this house is very harmonious. I Love the placement of things, easy elegance. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous

Wow! Your home looks amazing…(hoping to take you up on the the afternoon tea offer sometime) :).
-your friends from Ga.

e

beautiful, modern, unpretentious. not unlike alena. or her own artwork.
one of the many kind and talented creatives coming out of asheville.

Lara Pabst

I love your work. Where can I get your new pillows? I absolutely love the black and white ones with the horses, but can’t find them online. Thank you for any guidance! – lara

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