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sneak peek: eliza jane curtis {morris and essex}

by anne

our last sneak peek of the day takes us down to buenos aires, argentina to the home of eliza jane curtis, the mastermind behind the beautiful hand-printed greeting cards morris & essex. she describes her cards and apartment as reflections of her love of color, plants, animals and a bright jumble of vintage influences. i’m totally loving her space and it’s openness, which is definitely different from the architecture in maine, where she is originally from. check out more, full-sized images right here (photos by caitlin m. kelly). and don’t forget to check out her super cute site right here. [thanks so much, eliza!]anne

[above: Living room seen from the stairs. This space is so huge. sometimes we have fun dragging the furniture around to switch things up or make room for ping-pong games or movie projections.]

The bedroom is sunny and white. The windows and door open out onto our terrace.

Most of the furniture came from the huge Mercado de las Pulgas flea market a few blocks away. The beard picture is by ashley g. I love her bearded men. This guy looks a lot like Mike. I made the paper cut-out. The bear-headed lady is from Oh My Cavalier.

This is our dining room. It was once an open courtyard but now it has a glass roof. There are still old tree stumps embedded in the poured concrete floor. I love how many older buildings in Buenos Aires blur the lines between indoor space and outdoor space.

It’s cool having a jungle in the dining-room.

The kitchen is little but it works fine. I recently enjoyed an inspiring interview with Mark Bittman about cooking in a tiny kitchen. I made the curtains using a carrot for a stamp. The bike print is from Chris Piascik.

Homemade spice labels.

i love these crazy bathroom walls. the couple that owns the apartment are friends of friends, they painted all these squares.

Bedroom window, looking in from the terrace. . . I found the red apple tray on the street last year. What luck!

Sometimes I work on projects here. I do have a separate studio space, about ten minutes from home. The plastic swimmer is just one of the interesting characters in my little plastic figurine collection. Notebook is from Sukie. I made the yellow pattern painting and the folded-paper egg. It’s great seeing birds looking in at me through this window when I open my eyes in the morning.

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  • i spent the last couple of days catching up with all that i’ve missed and i must say…this place is a dream. it’s soO beautiful!!

  • I agree with everything that’s been said…it’s a wonderful home! I immediately thought of the word insouciant when viewing it – certainly a favorite of mine! This is my first post at Design Sponge and I like the idea that you restrict comments that do not “contribute constructively” to the dialogue. There are sites I avoid because of the very negative, elitist, and I imagine very hurtful (if it’s your house people are dissing) tone to some of the remarks.

  • she looks like she could be a display coordinator at anthro! the details in this place are both meticulous and unpretentious. the combination of found objects and color are both homey and beautifully designed. i love it.

  • My style. Set colorful pieces, unique thrift furniture and a dining area to die for. I’m decorating a 1955 three bedroom beach cottage rental and it gives me inspiration to show my place off probably by the end of the year.

  • LIZA!!! it’s sarah from the OK corral” I don’t know if you remember me. I am soooo glad to see your beautiful house and you look so happy! hope you are enjoying it all. would love to see some of your creations. I still remember that tiger you made…
    take care! :)rex

  • What a nice place. I love the way you amost feel like your outside but yet in. clean and happy. Thanks for shareing it!

  • Really nice apartment! the dinning room is so bohemian and “Argentino”!!!
    I live in Buenos Aires and I recognize this apartment as a familiar place as soon as i saw it.

    Thank you for sharing you home with us, it was such a pleasure!

  • this sneak peek is amazing! the dining room is absolutely stunning, and the first photograph of the living room is fantastic!

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