Emily Isabella

by Grace Bonney

It’s funny how the things we love and surround ourselves with at home can be so different from what we wear. I’ve become a big fan of creating a sort of personal “uniform” that makes me feel comfortable and at ease. No stressing, just a few key pieces — mainly black, white, grey and cream — that I know will make me feel pulled together. However, when it comes to home goods, I feel drawn toward artwork, fabric and furnishings that celebrate pink, red and bright color with joyful abandon. Those sorts of upbeat hues always pull me through a tough day and make me feel excited to see more and learn more about the artwork itself.

When I opened my copy of Cheryl and Griff Day’s newest cookbook, Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love, I loved seeing the illustrations of artist Emily Isabella. They encapsulate the sort of cheerful, vintage style that Cheryl and Griff’s bakery is known for and they feel just as sweet as their baked goods. So this morning I’m surrounding myself with more of Emily’s work. I love her floral arrangement illustrations and pieces that remind me of paper cutting. Those sharp edges are such a lovely contrast to the smooth lines of paint. Click here to check out more of Emily’s work online. xo, grace


Suggested For You


Leave a Reply

Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, that comment on people's physical appearance, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.