sneak peek: shay ometz of fossil

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for the past 8 years shay ometz has been working with fossil and is currently the senior art director, and when it comes to her home, all i have to say is the instant we saw this place it was love at first sight. shay and her husband were lucky enough to stumble upon this mid-century modern home three years ago. the fact that it only had two previous owners meant that all of the original fixtures and interesting architectural details had been well preserved. when it comes to style the pair loves color and pattern and “lots of visual stimulation.” click here for more amazing images of this colorful home, and stop by their etsy shop to pick up one of their new prints. be sure to stay tuned for more sneak peeks from the fossil crew in the coming weeks.  [thanks, shay!] -anne

[above: My graphic designer husband prefers posters and screen prints and I like fine art and other odds and ends so we compromised on our hallway wall. It’s a constant work in progress and I obsess over the perfect combo of objects d’arte :) They are hard to see in the photo but I recently bought a few collages by Stephanie Levy, I’m drawn to her color and design sense!]

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CLICK HERE for the full sneak peek (including all of the full-sized images on one page) after the jump!

Since we have two mini weenie dogs and (soon) two little boys we are currently thrilled with our Flor carpet squares. Someday, though,  I want to get a Peace Industries rug to match our toy bins Melina made for me while I was visiting San Francisco. So simple and beautifully made. The awesome orange radial pillows are by Dora Drimalas of Hybid-Home. Her husband Brian did the Star Wars screen prints that are shown in our hallway.

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Our living room revolves around our books. We just added another Sapien bookshelf from DWR and have decided that maybe we should stop our quarterly outings to the used bookstore. I’m also an avid ebayer and two of my favorite purchases are the card catalog that perfectly matches all the wood in the house and the updated vintage TV trays.  I still haven’t figured out how the patterns on the plexi were achieved, cut tape perhaps.  These were one of those purchases that far exceeded my expectations when it arrived in the mail. All the main lighting is hidden in the wood paneling near the ceiling which helps with the clutter and it is all controlled by a really cool central hub (not shown). It was a little hard to get used to at first but now we’re pros.

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There are a lot of cool built-ins like the breakfast table and cabinet for all my kitchen goodies. I can’t get enough of colorful graphic bowls and containers like those by Orla Kiely, Catherine Holm and Kaj Franck.

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My favorite part of the kitchen is the inside grill, although I have to admit we have never actually tried to use it. I love the funky pop of orange! The egg print is by Jack Summerford, one of my husband’s local design heroes.

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I love my bed! We recently upgraded to a king since I’m pregnant and need my space. The Malm series from IKEA is simple, modern and not expensive at all. I splurged on the bedding a bit and bought the comfy organic duvet by Amenity Home. The printed pillows are from Castle and the two balls were made by handmadepretties on etsy. Like the rest of the house, there are countless items from etsy, estate sales and ebay covering the dressers and walls. I love to wear a button or brooch everyday but some of them have a permanent spot on my wall. Let’s see, the paper brooch is by pillboxproductions.etsy.com, the little gecko is littleoddforest.etsy.com and unfortunately I no longer have record of where I got the felt flower pins.

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Outside we converted a little storage house into a screen printing studio. My husband and I have worked diligently on getting our online store, bee things, up and running and are hoping to launch our site late summer. 

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For now we have our mid-century modern inspired bird prints on our etsy site www.beethings.etsy.com. I also have blog shayometz.blogspot.com

  1. Nat says:

    Hi Shay!
    I am in love with your home and I currently own a few bird prints and tees, you guys are awesome!
    I have been looking for the Wetter Indochine Cupcake Bowls everywhere, but Rose and Radish closed and I can’t seem to find them anywhere. Any ideas on where I would be able to get one? Thanks!

  2. shayO says:

    hey nat!
    i was so sad when rose and radish closed :( when they were out of stock i looked everywhere and had no luck. i did manage to get one of each color and i even have two small blue ones. i could part with it if you’re interested :) email me at shayo@bee-things.com.
    and thanks so much for the kind words! xo shayO

  3. Bo Parker says:

    I’ve found original printings of the “Dozen Eggs” posters are actually available now online and are pencil signed by Jack Summerford. If you are interested, they can be found at http://www.designpastime.com.

  4. Rachel Hudgens says:

    The ceramic cupcakes in your kitchen are CUTIES!! Where to find? Thanks Shay :)
    Rachel
    PHX

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