Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Decorating inspiration- birds!

Lately I've been favoriting bird-related art on etsy. Ornithology was a really fun course, even if my professor drove like a madman. On lab days we went all over the east end of Long Island to his birding haunts, his enthusiasm was contagious. I'm a very casual birder, I don't keep a life list or read birding blogs, but I still like to peek out the windows at them. While shopping with my mom at Chelsea Market we found an inexpensive vintage-inspired poster of North American birds. I really liked the look of it, and I think it's a good place to start for decorating my kitchen (whenever we get to move). I'm stuck with green laminate countertops, so this collage really popped out at me-I like the pop of red, the random bit of French, and of course the bright blue bird. Next is this painting from Clinecreations-

The birds look so peaceful! I think it's neutral enough to go anywhere, and I love the way she paints. I discovered this by accident on her blog, which is definitely worth a peek. Last is this set of photos-

The tufted titmouse in the snow is my favorite of the four, although red cardinals are always pretty. Plus, the red in the cardinal would go well with the first print...hmm...

I can't wait to move and decorate my new place! Come on co-op board, let's interview!


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Kathy Russo said...

Love the birds. I have a collection of birds inherited from my Grandmother.

Jess said...

Thanks so much for including my painting! I'm so glad you like it. =)

And I definitely agree with you about the tufted titmouse... adorable. Beautiful picks!


OneMoreHound said...

I have green laminate counters too... and I love my birds! I have hummingbirds in the summer and love watching them so much!

Pictures of my kitchen are on my blog!

Anonymous said...

I make little birds and sell them on Etsy - check it out! http://doudoudesign.etsy.com

Brooke Newman said...

Please give photo credit to Robert Socha when posting his work. Thank you :)