sneak peek: rebecca wood of r.wood studio


with grace headed down to georgia this week for the big day, we thought we’d start of a fantastic week of sneak peeks by “going south” with the three lovely ladies behind – a site that shares their creative experiences, artists, southern food, amazing southern homes, and  love for the southern flora. first off is rebecca wood of r. wood studio. i love the feel of the rustic, recycled wood juxtaposed against her beautiful ceramics. click HERE for the complete post (with additional images) and stay tuned for kristen bach and rinne allen’s homes coming up next! [thanks, rebecca!] anne

p.s. don’t forget to check out the new beauty everyday etsy shop!

[above:  my humble home sweet home in the country. I’ve lived there 4 years, and loved every minute of it.  i never get tired of the seasonal sights and smells.  if you can move to the country, do it! being around that much pastoral beauty is really good for the soul. everything in my house is either handmade by someone or me I love, or something I got for free or at a thrift store. I’ve never been into ‘new’ stuff to me, the more rustic, the better. this is my bed, with one of my favorite paintings over it. the pillowcases are from china and a thrift store. roll pillow made by rinne Allen, cotton bedcover from urban outfitters..]

when I first walked in this house, I fell in love with all the recycled wood everywhere, and these simple kitchen shelves. I’ve become a fan of open shelving, because they are perfect for displaying my growing collection of pottery; so inspiring to look at and choose from. [Since] the inside of my house is made of reclaimed wood, thus the plank that says’ parking’. the sofa is from the goodwill ( $45!),the gold pillow is made from faux wood grain velvet I painted. the orange throw is old mohair hand me down from the 50’s.some of my personal platter collection is on the wall.

I after I graduated from college, I had a successful painting career for ten years or so, then it all came to an end when there was a stock market crash in 1987. I decided then that it was time to branch out into other things I was interested in doing, like jewelry making, fabric painting, making clothes, painting furniture, and learning china painting. I’d always wanted to learn china painting. I had a vision when I was a teenager, of selling hand painted teapots in Neiman Marcus. to my dismay, china painting proved very fragile. it came off on the dishwasher! so I got an old kiln at a yard sale and started rolling out balls of clay with a rolling pin. I didn’t know what I was doing, but knew some potters to pester with my questions. I was in new York showing some of my hand painted velvet and handmade hats to a store there, and when I pulled my first batch of plates out of the suitcase, the buyer immediately placed a big order, and R.Wood Studio was born. a couple of years later, Neiman Marcus placed a huge order, and so my dream sort of came true. Since then, we’ve been busy learning how to have a business and just keeping up with the demand. I love making something by hand that I know people will use and enjoy everyday. people love using our dishes, and that makes me very happy.

my front porch. all the furniture is from a great thrift store down the street. on summer evenings i sit out here for hours, listening to the birds and bugs and watching the clouds go by till the colors fade and the  lightening bugs come out.

my kitchen table. I’ve sat there many an hour, staring out the huge window into the back yard. watching the birds on my feeder and seeing the green pine trees,springs the occasional deer or baby bunny. it’s a very meditative spot for me, surrounded by all the pottery I love while having my morning coffee. I get most of my ideas there.

CLICK HERE for the rest of rebecca peek– and additional full-sized images– after the jump!

my bathroom shelf, with roses from the garden, a bottle of cologne from Paris, and some yak milk soap from Tibet.

  1. Renae says:

    Just looking at the photo’s is relaxing!

  2. enhabiten says:

    WOW. I love her aesthetic. Love her home. Rebecca…can I have your front porch, please? I know shipping may be expensive but it’ll be worth it. :) That curved-armed chair is completely delectable.

  3. Rhonda says:

    Now this is what i am talking about!!!
    i love this space inside and out..i decorate with thrift store finds etc as not only is it cost effective,one can find the neatest things. My life and art is about being frugally creative . Yep i am moving to the country in the summer looking forward to being with and in nature. I love your space thanx for sharing.

    In Artistic Solidarity;

  4. enhabiten says:

    WOW. I love her aesthetic. Love her home. Rebecca…can I have your front porch, please? I know shipping may be expensive but it’ll be worth it. :) That curved-armed chair is completely delectable.
    Ooops, should have added great post! Waiting for the next one!

  5. arroyo says:

    I love the painting over the bed — just gorgeous. It is not credited that I can find… is it her own work?

  6. I love the wood walls! The whole place is so cozy and welcoming, perfect for a country home. I can see where she gets her inspiration from!

  7. Plush Palate says:

    I love the wood bench on the porch! Would love to find something similar.

  8. Sarah says:

    Gasp… just beautiful. I want to be there now.

  9. Chrissy says:

    Before I even read the text I KNEW this was the south. Ah…I can smell the honeysuckle and magnolia!

  10. Gemini says:

    The wall of ceramics is gorgeous! The kitchen table looks so cozy in the glow of the lamp.

  11. The photo of the porch is so inviting–I’d sit there for hours too!

  12. Amy says:

    Those pillow cases are so cute!

  13. Eeloh says:

    if I lived in that house, I’d think I’d died and gone to heaven. More photos please!

  14. Riste says:

    Great place! I think I saw some Liz Kinder pottery there on the shelf. Love her work too.

  15. shawn says:

    such a strong yet soothing colour sense. this home simply glows!

  16. cornelia grimes says:

    when i come back i want to live there… wow all the shelves the pottery – color – is this a dtached cottage? stunning get the HTV crowd to see this….

  17. Peaceful and down to Earth home.I agree that living in the country is wonderful. No distractions for focusing on my art, and inspirational. I moved to Maine from downtown Chicago 6 years ago, and my art has blossomed. It does help to keep up with the world on sites like this though, so thanks!

  18. Beautiful home, Rebecca! There is no place on earth quite like Athens, Ga… Thanks for sharing pictures of this tranquil space, very inspiring!

  19. Julian Hazlett says:

    I have been a longtime fan of Rebecca’s art and lifestyle. Thanks so much for the inspiring photographs.

  20. Lindsey Meyer says:

    I know where you can find that painting if you want one!

  21. Gis says:

    woaa this looks so pretty!! i am collecting inspiration for my future home, and this post is going right with that xD

  22. rachelle t says:

    omg, i’d never stop looking at my plates if they were like hers. i love the ceramics, the organic nature of her home, those walls are to die for and i love that so much is thrifted and handmade. seriously, this would be my dream home!


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