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sneak peek: teresa of madison and grow

by anne

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teresa grow is the principal designer and co-founder of madison & grow, a company specializing in award-winning hand drawn prints and wall-coverings based on nature. her house in silver lake, los angeles is mostly made of thrift store finds or stuff she’s made herself (read her descriptions to find out just how creative this gal is). i just know i’m suddenly craving a teal blue dining room and galvanized metal table. don’t miss additional images from teresa here, and you can find all our fabulous sneak peeks here. {thanks, teresa!}anne

[above: another view of the living room. the painting on the left is by jennifer hill, another terrific los angeles painter.  www.jenniferwalkerhill.com the oval painting is also by kim west and the stripe painting is mine. spent about 5 years being obsessed with making stripe paintings! the sofas are from a vintage shop in the valley. I found the big E at the pasadena city college flea market, i had to get it!  we named all of our first year’s patterns after women close to us with names beginning with e.]

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this is my living room with a fabulous vintage gas stove, we can turn it on and off with a switch. The wallpaper is madison and grow, madison pattern in the dijonnaise color way. all the artwork in the house is either mine or friends work.

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my dining room, the wall color is dunn edwards, riviera. this color seems to be a theme of 2009 for me! the table is galvanized sheet metal that i made years ago for an art project and converted to a table with saw horses. the sconce light i made out of a funnel and washers.

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this is our mother ship where a lot of cooking takes place, the kitchen is open to the living room so we have great views when cooking too.

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here is a favorite antique painting i have on long term loan from my friend eleanor ( a pattern was named for her because of this fine deed as well as many others ) my dresser and yet another flokati rug.

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i’m really excited about the zoo keeper and the bear painting by kim west i just bought it!  kim lives in los angeles and just finished a mural downtown on traction ave., if you are in los angeles check it out!

CLICK HERE for the rest of Teresa’s sneak peek after the jump!

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peonies still life with my favorite coffee mug from zabars, i’ve had it since college and just made the realization that i should just buy more and get rid of all the others i don’t choose every morning. simplify! [right] this is willie with madison and grow manhattan collection papers.

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this is our back garden dining spot under a rubber tree. the fabric is from ikea, i suppose i am still not over stripes.

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this is the deck on our silver lake house, it faces west, we have terrific sunsets every night with views of the silver lake reservoir, the griffith park observatory and the hollywood sign!   we basically have a hodge podge of furniture from thrift stores ( a favorite is the saint vincent de paul thrift store in downtown los angeles) lots of sunset cocktails happen here for obvious reasons!

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