Brighten your home with an original piece of artwork


Brighten your home with an original piece of art work by Sandy Welch, an artist from West Hartland, Connecticut, USA.

“Painting is vital to my life. I paint from a youthful, fresh, feminine and passionate perspective. Summer is my mirror, and fashion is my muse. The many faces and inner beauty of women fascinate me. I’m excited by the beauty that surrounds me. This is how I choose to create my life and my art”.

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‘Isn’t it Romantic’ by Sandy Welch
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‘Belle Fleur’
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‘A Splash of 5’
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‘Peony’
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‘J’aime La Vie!’
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‘I Love You Joan’
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‘Sweet-Heart ‘
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‘Shoe Strings’

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Inspired by her love of the world of fashion, she creates images filled with the colours of summer. To see more of her work, visit her website here

Sandy Welch’s artwork can also be purchased at Sattchi Art.

See our favourite 10 budget IKEA pieces making stylish statements


10 WAYS TO TRANSFORM YOUR HOME USING BUDGET IKEA PIECES.

  1. Add a glass top to inexpensive kitchen units to make stylish display cabinets.
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2. Add a touch of elegance to an all white bedroom with the infamous ‘Malm’ drawers.

3. Divide a room using this ‘Lack’ bookcase and create more display space.

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4. Turn the infamous ‘Billy’ bookcase into a stylish statement piece.

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5. Add drama to a small bedroom with the ‘Songe’ mirror and a ‘Lappljung’ rug.

 

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6. See how to create a library wall with the ‘Billy’ bookcase at BlissatHome.com

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7. Stack ‘Kallax’ shelving units to form a stylish bookcase.

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8. See how to transform an IKEA coffee table at simpledetailsblog.blogspot

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9. Add the finishing touch to a simple room decor with a ‘Stockholm’ striped rug.

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10. Create a useful and stylish bedroom side table with the ‘Alex’ drawer unit.

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Is it time to revisit http://www.ikea.com  ? What do you think?

Steve McCurry for Valentino Spring/Summer 2016 Collection


The afghan girl - Steve McCurry, National Geographic
The Afghan Girl – Steve McCurry, National Geographic

We were all mesmerised by US photographer Steve McCurry’s iconic image ‘Afghan Girl’ for National Geographic, so when we heard that he’d recently shot the 2016 Spring/Summer Valentino collection, we couldn’t wait to see the results. McCurry shot the African inspired collection in a Maasai village between Kenya and Tanzania, and as expected, the results are spectacular.

McCurry is renowned as a prestigious culture photographer, not a fashion photographer and as such he has majestically captured fashion and beauty and its interaction with the African culture.

Simply stunning! X

 

VALENTINO SPRUNG/SUMMER 2016

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For more images see, check out McCurry books or follow his blog

https://stevemccurry.wordpress.com/

For Valentino see http://www.valentino.com