Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happily Ever After: Arty Illustrations

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I’d like to live happily ever after with...arty illustrations!

Tight budget, limited space, no time. Constraints that often challenge our inner desire to reinvent the space we live in. At least I am constanly faced with those restrictions. However, there always seems to be a way to appease my inner thirst for interior bliss. Like arty illustrations. I love how easy it is to add a tad of sophistication or humour to any kind of interior – from romantic over rustic to urban. I personally love the use of retro designs, carefully chosen colour palettes and whimsical illustrations to evoke interest and to weave in a pop of colour. I do have a few at home by myself and I can hardly beat my desire to acquire new ones.

With illustrations you get triple interior fun: First, the adventure of spotting and choosing one, second the fun of picking a suiting frame and framing the artwork (you can add so much drama with adequate framing), and last but not least the fun of deciding for the right spot in your home to feature your latest arty finding. There are so many beautiful examples out there – here I’ve made a little selection of some of my highlights. Currently, Etsy is one of my main inspiration sources for colourful, arty illustrations, and Swedish artist Therese Sennerholt for sleek and eye-catching black and white illustrations. Do you like to decorate with illustrations?


  1. hi igor,
    I love your new blog very much! well done and good luck!
    p.s. I like to decorate withe vintage prints...
    lovely greetings,

  2. Hi Wibke,
    thanks for the lovely wishes:-) vintage prints are great, I myself have a retro print (Scandinavian style) hanging in my living room:-)
    cheers from Munich,

  3. I love the idea of the fingerprint guest book! Really original and pretty! That would also be cool for a child's christening or birthday, for example!

    I bought an illustrated calendar on last year and I want to frame some of the prints. For next year, I already ordered Camilla Engman's beautiful Studio Morran calendar. I love that a pretty calendar changes monthly and then when the year is up, you can use the sheets individually as you like.

  4. Hi Igor, I like the black and white ones a lot. Happyness is here to stay - so true!
    lg - Susanne

  5. @Eva: Great idea - I never thought that way of calendars. Hm, I should have a look around! Thank you for the idea!

    @Susanne: Therese Sennerholt has a really great eye for cool and urban graphic illustrations. I'd love to have one:-))

    Have a great weekend!!!

  6. Love love loveeee that this is happiness themed! So fab Igor! And obviously it just goes with your Happy Interiors name :) So clever sir.
    xo happy friday,

  7. thank you my happy friend:-)) have a great weekend, Meagan!


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