i’m so excited for this summer’s sneak peeks. so far i’ve lined up laura normandin, karen gelardi, emily from orange beautiful, jen from motel gallery, andy pratt, the curiosity shoppe gang, leigh at jezebel, paul at branch home, mollie dash, alena hennessy, laura zindel, katie muth, nick butcher, samira gagne, xenia taler and much, much more. but today i’m even more excited to be showcasing the home of one of my favorite artists, matte stephens. i’ve been following matte’s work since i first saw his pieces at velocity. i had an idea of what his birmingham, alabama home would look like but was blown away by these photos- it’s vintage heaven. i’ll let matte speak for himself so just keep scrolling down to hear descriptions in matte’s words. and as always you can click here to see full sized photos. enjoy and thanks to matt and photographer jason hamric for sharing these photos.
[this is our dining room- the large italian movie poster is of an american movie from 1962 called ‘the cabinet of caligari’- pretty funny movie. the photo above this one is a sitting area with an old library bookshelf. on and around the shelf is a small birdie do nothing painting by me, an
original 1952 herman miller catalog a roost owl from velocity 2 hands i found at the flea market here for 2.00 each. i saw them on your blog a week or two ago and told vivienne because she said they were weird. there is also a 1970s pull bee and a really old japanese bambi vase- and a jeremiah ketner silkscreen print..]
[This photo of our living room includes vintage block prints by children in the 50s along with an lcw, shell rocker, paul mccobb planner group end tables with a milo baughman sofa and
a nelson eye clock]
[This photo of our living room shows out stereo, my accordion, a smokey bear poster from 1951, and milo baughman scoop chairs]
[This far away picture of the shelf in the very first photo above shows a lounge base grey armshell and an original sicilia travel poster from 1949.]
[This is my studio: lots of odd stuff in there…]