‘I love that settee. Where would I use it?’
‘That wallpaper with the frames is bananas good. Wouldn’t it look great behind the stairway?’

Little sketches. I’ve been doing these for years — first in actual sketchbooks and now either on my computer or tablet. Pull a product photo or two in, and create a little vignette. Here are a few I’ve done lately with pieces that have caught my eye.

Bridal Rug Settee

Miles Redd for Ballard Designs Console with Lamps

Wallpapered Entry with Bench

And can I include a note of practicality here? Young kids touch the walls when going up and down stairs. I would have loved to continue the wallpaper from the hallway on the second floor down the stairway, but it would have a gross line of dirt at kid-height in no time. Keep that in mind if you ever think about wallpapering your own stairway! Pick something forgiving/washable, go without for a while, or affect a more laissez-faire attitude than mine.

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  • Mary Ellen Ward
    June 6, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    I am completely in love with these sketches! I think I’d be quite happy living in that sketch universe, tripping from full color product to a black and white dream universe where anything is possible!

  • Peggi
    June 7, 2018 at 7:03 am

    These are super fun! Do you prefer one medium over the other- actual sketchbooks vs tech?

  • Kathleen Wille
    June 7, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    The problem with those sketches is that everything looks so freakin’ cute. I’d buy it all!

  • Katherine
    June 26, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Post more sketches, please! These are amazing!

  • Dreamflower
    July 4, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Wow!! Really superb. I love the sketches.

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