our next sneak peek comes to us from amy salvini-swanson, who makes up half the team behind greenwich letterpress based out of greenwich village, nyc. i love that she’s not afraid to have fun with prints and patterns that weave their way into her fun and welcoming home. don’t miss the rest of the peek after the jump (with more images) and you can find all of our fantastic homes right here! [thanks, amy!] -anne
[above: Being a renter (especially in NYC) has it's pros and cons, one big con at least for me is not being able to put up wallpaper. So in order to battle my white walls I tend to purchase items with bold patterns and bright colors. The rug is from Anthropologie. The Faux Bois Light is from 2modern. Log Pillow is from My Imaginary Boyfriend. I used it as a prop for my Log Lady costume last year.
The posters were a present from my parents for our first anniversary (Paper). We found them in a really amazing antique store in Paris. I had been on the hunt for vintage school posters for years and was over the moon when we came across them. My Mom made the curtains for us using Amy Butler fabric, she's quite crafty. The table runner is from Velocity Art and Design.
Owning a store certainly has it's perks. So I do get to take a lot of goodies home that we carry at the shop. I actually have to restrain myself from taking a lot more. These Cavallini posters and Yee-Haw Industries calendar are good examples.
My husband always tells me that if I had my way I would make our apartment into a diorama from the Museum of Natural History. Oh if only to dream. So yes I have a thing for anything with an animal on it. Since I have a ton of clipart books I printed the images on the wall on my inkjet at home. The frames are from Ikea, don't know what I would do without the Ikea frame section. Couch is from Room and Board.
CLICK HERE for the rest of amy's sneak peek (including additional, full-sized images) after the jump!
My Mom actually made this quilt by hand, if you can imagine. It took her over 2 years!. . . My sister and husband both bought this for me for Christmas, which I thought was an odd coincidence. So now my sister had one! It's pretty rad and all drawn by hand. I am a sucker for anything with an owl.
I also have been collecting matches for years. They're a little harder to come by these days since most places don't allow smoking.
I have also been collecting snow globes for years. The cheesier the better. Unfortunately I lost a bunch of them when my cat decided that he wanted to get a closer look at the shelf. Thanks Jarvis!
This cart was originally used for sorting shoes at an old factory. You can still see the shoe sizes on the front. It's great because it's on wheels.