Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Autumn Evening for Appetizers Anyone?

Mercury Glass Votives with Luscious Trapp scented Candles combined with Autumn Leaves and Berries

Add your Favorite Appetizers, Drinks and you are all set for an Impromptu Autumn Gathering!

Linking to Laura's Fall in Love with your House

Monday, September 26, 2011

Autumn Inspiration and a Winner!

Autumn is my favorite time of year! This morning it is cool & crisp.
I have a few images of some inspirations, really random things that I love. No words necessary!

Now for the winner of the amazing lighting by Jose Esteves in his Collection at Interieurs. Thank you to Francine Gardner the owner of this Interior Design Firm and elegant Showroom!

It is Heather Robinson of the site Lost in Arles   Travel writer Heather Robinson earned a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in the United States. Be sure to read more about her and visit her wonderful site!

A huge thank you to Kit from Chic Provence
and author Corine Gantz. I am the winner of the book Hidden in Paris, an intriguing novel I am so excited to read.

Thank you again to all of my wonderful friends and followers. 
You make it all worthwhile. 

Love & Hugs 

Art by Karena

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Interieurs Francine Gardner and Giveaway

Today I am introducing a most talented woman many of us already know, Francine Gardner.
Francine in Tibet
 She has a fabulous shop  in New York City at  228 w 58th Street called Interieurs. The design studio was established by Francine Gardner in 2001 to answer inquiries from clients interested in interpreting the Intérieurs' showroom aesthetic into their own homes. The design studio now offers complete interior design services to clients from around the globe, designing interiors that artfully blend the present with the past to create elegant, soulful living environments.
  Francine's inspiration for the Interieurs Showroom and Design Studio is derived from her interest in world travel and cultures, art, architecture, literature and nature. From the pattern found on a seashell to the beauty of the towns and nature of her native South of France, Francine draws upon her experiences, observations and discoveries to inform her design process and aesthetic. A selection of these inspirations is presented in this photo gallery, providing insight into the palette from which she develops her unique vision for modern, soulful living.She also has a most interesting blog Art de Vivre. Be sure to visit you will love it!

Created from his workshop in the countryside of western France, Jose Esteves lighting creations are truly a balance between art and function.

Jose Esteves is a native of Bragance, Portugal, a region that serves as the core inspiration of his work.
Jose Esteves Studio
 Handcrafted in steel-mesh and metal, Esteves' pieces are elegant and expressive works that simultaneously evoke modernity and the antique.
Interieurs exclusively offers the Jose Esteves Lighting Collection, in addition to commissioning an annual limited edition series in which each light is a unique work of art constructed from objects Jose finds both precious and infused with meaning.
Eggshell Lighting
Half Sky Lighting

Jose Esteves
Showroom Featuring Joe's Works
 Now for Francine's Very generous Giveaway from the Jose Esteves Collection

The Tabletop Basket lamp is so wonderfully crafted and I know that everyone could find a special place in their home for it. It easily mixes with any style of decor!

Tabletop Basket Lamp

To Enter:
1) Be A Follower of Art by Karena
2) Visit Interieurs
Come back an tell what you love in Francine's Shop
For Extra Entries
Be my Friend on Facebook
Follow me on Twitter

This is open to everyone, except no anonymous comments please. Winner to be chosen at Midnight EST on Sunday September 25th.
Images and some text courtesy of Interieurs
Art by Karena 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Winner from Fresh Produce!

We have a winner of the Wrap Me Up Dress from Fresh Produce!

It is Teresa from Splendid Sass. She is such a fascinating woman. Her background includes a career as a stockbroker, banker, and lobbyist. She is always featuring an amazing Interior Designer, Architect, Builder, etc on her site! be sure to check out her blog Splendid Sass!

Teresa contact me with your mailing information and your size and choice of color for this dress!!

 This most comfortable dress can be dressed up or down. It comes in a variety of colors, so if you are still in summer mode, cruise or transitioning to fall, perfect!! Some of the color palette are: Black, Cool Breeze, Oyster, Tropical Punch. Truffle, Vanilla & White!
Wrap me Up Dress

A site I have discovered recently is Refinery 29. I highly recommend it . As an artist I am constantly inspired by fashion, and this is the site for the latest and greatest!
Fendi Fall Campaign

 Artistry in Fendi's Fall Look!

Thank you so much to all of my friends and followers who entered this amazing Giveaway sponsored by Fresh Produce!

Look for the announcement very soon of another special Giveaway from a top Designer and her Atelier


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