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sneak peek: summer of fawn & forest

by anne

fawn&forest was founded on the belief that good design should be enjoyed by the entire family, and today’s sneak peek of summer’s – the brain behind this kid & eco-friendly online shop – home only further proves that point. mother of one (and soon to be two), the neutral palette of green and beige definitely works for young and old, not to mention that her son’s toys are way more design forward than anything i ever had growing up. best of luck to summer with the new addition, and thanks for the sneak peek! you can find more, full-sized images here (and many of the pieces can be found at her shop), and there’s a second great sneak peek in store for 1:30. –anne

[Above: Our family room gets such wonderful light and this sunny corner is my favorite nook of the house. I started a needlepoint pillow collection several years ago when we lived within walking distance of a super neat antique store. They always had such gems! This pillow is my favorite and was one of my first finds. ]

A home office is a necessity. My husband built one long wood desk along the longest wall of the room. Plenty of space to spread out! Because the wall is so long, we had a hard time deciding what to hang up. It needed to be functional, yet fun. After much trial + error, we came up with this organic-shaped “cork board” — which is about 15 packs of cork trivets from Ikea nailed to the wall. Functional artwork, at last! Images show each of our “sides” of the desk.

Since the kid’s room is a shared room between our 2.5 year old and the soon-to-be newborn baby, a sturdy multi-functional dresser was in order. This dresser is by Oeuf and has a removable changing tray. Plenty of room for Eliot’s clothes and the baby’s. I painted the graphic piece hanging above the dresser on linen canvas when I was pregnant with Eliot. One of those sweet memories I will never forget.

A fun play + read corner in the kid’s room. Eliot loves to play with his toys behind the curtain (which is actually his closet to the left). I am not a fan of closet doors, so I sewed curtains out of a gigantic canvas drop-cloth. It works perfectly. The log foot stool is from my friend Andee who was the interior designer for a restaurant-lounge here in Portland called Doug Fir. I always try to get her to scavenge something for me from her projects. I totally scored with the log which we now use as a footstool. I crocheted the green pillow to soften it up.

While we are big fans of the Case Study Arm Shell Rockers, I’ll have to say, a little cushion goes a long way. The purchase of this Storytime Rocker has been one our best buys yet. And it holds up to it’s design intentions — meant for a parent + child to snuggle and read in. Gets a lot of use in our home (and cleans up well…!).

While we live in the city, we have 1/4 of an acre lot. We did not realize it all belonged to us until it became slightly overgrown and we wondered why the neighbors did not do their yardwork! Doh! So, one day in the midst of the “forest”; I found this ceramic squirrel slightly mossy and buried in dirt! The encaustic painting above the bookshelf is by artist Danridge Geiger.

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