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sneak peek: erin heath

by anne

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erin heath is display coordinator for anthropologie in chestnut hill, massachusetts and most recently for the boston store where she is responsible for the design and execution of all display elements within our store (windows, large-scale installations, etc). she also does a variety of freelance work which ranges from decorating/rearranging residential interior spaces as well as creating custom installations or decorations for weddings and events (she made the beautiful paper garlands for grace’s wedding!). today we have a great sneak peek into the small two-bedroom she shares with her boyfriend erich, and sweet pup, olive, in somerville, ma. they were initially drawn to it two and a half years ago for the positive energy it exudes and its humble nature (and the private romping ground for olive). {thanks, erin!}anne

[above: Not only am I inspired by materials, but I am a lover and collector of both imagery and object. This couch was one of my greatest finds! I found it at an antique consignment shop up in Davis Square. I fell in love with it the moment I walked in the shop!  The slatted coffee table came from a shop on Mass Ave called Abodeon that sells gorgeous mid-century furniture and sleek modern design. The mixed media painting hanging behind the sofa is my own work. What I am drawn to most is creating a sense of texture…the tufted sofa, braided rug, plastic chairs, fiberglass, wood, paper, and screen…this is true for my work as well as my home. I love the juxtaposition of natural vs man-made and the dialogue that they create within a space. To me, it feels open and accessible.]

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The embroidered print is from Anthropologie and was created by artist, Maxine Sutton. The lamp was discovered and picked up while Erich and I were out in San Fransisco last summer at a unique, one-of-a-kind store in the Mission called X21 Modern; we flipped a coin with the owner to bring it down in price, we lost but bought it anyway.

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The chairs are one of my other greatest treasures…they were found in a little shop up in Portsmouth, NH, Re-Inhabit; the owner is the sweetest lady ever and carries an array of great mid-century design, from furniture, to tableware, a collection of paint-by-numbers and vintage clothing. This table has had many lives…I’ve changed the color of its legs countless times. I love the idea of re-use and re-creating something old into something new and fresh.

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

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The second of the two-bedrooms in our home is where I house all my art supplies, tools, and desk. The butterflies were a gift from a previous co-worker who moved to Seattle; the little deer mounted photo was purchased at a cute shop in Silver Lake when Erich and I were out in L.A. this past spring.

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We put up the pipe and flange above the stove to house some of our most-used pots and pans. We cook a lot of wonderful suppers on this stove, I’ll be sad when one day we move out and have to leave it to the next lucky renters.

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