Category: Lesleys Art and Design

A Room Design Inspired by Matisse

This week on Style Illuminated, I had some fun designing a room based on a famous artwork by Henri Matisse. Check out the post here to see the original artwork, and how it inspired this living room design. (I love that design inspiration can come from anywhere!) Happy Friday! 

8 Tips on Styling a Bookshelf

On Style Illuminated, I’ve put together a little design guide with tips on how to style a bookshelf. If you’re looking to add a little pizazz and personality to your book collection (college students and bibliophiles, listen up!) you can check out the post here. Happy Monday!

Interior Inspiration from Fashion

  [Images by Lesley Myrick for Style Illuminated; fashion image from Atlantic-Pacific] In case you missed it last week, I put together a fun ‘lil post on Style Illuminated where I designed a bedroom based on a springtime outfit. (I’m no fashionista, but I sure have a soft spot for style – as evidenced by my always-evolving… Read more »

Beautiful Messes

[Photos by lesleymyrick on Instagram] I’ve been hung up on this idea for a while that I need a studio. Not just want, but need. I mean, how else can you create art? It’s soooo much work to take my boxes of art supplies out of the closet and set everything up and then clean… Read more »

Doing My Own Thing

[Image via Inspiring Words on Pinterest; original source unknown]   Good morning! Thanks for your patience and understanding during my little blogging break. Here’s where my heart is at after taking time to breathe and think… I have followed all sorts of tips and tricks to “build a better blog”. I’ve read every article, followed… Read more »

Big Shop News: Greeting Cards are HERE!

Yup, you read that right…blank greeting cards featuring mini prints of my collages are are now available in my Etsy shop! Two different sets of cards with envelopes are available – one with sweet and encouraging quotes, and one with awesome scripture verses. They’re printed on super yummy ultra premium professional heavyweight matte paper, and… Read more »

etsy shop reopening + giveaway!

After a summer hiatus (read: my entire studio was packed up in boxes while we were away for two months and then moved to California) I’m so excited to be re-opening my Etsy shop! Not only are original commissions available (using your favorite quotes or photos) but there are also tons of great affordable art… Read more »

a gift for you!

Want to know how much my dear readers – YOU – mean to me? A LOT. So to say thanks, I wanted to give you a little something…a shiny new desktop wallpaper! (Click the links below to download.) 2048 x 1536 1600 x 1200 1280 x 800 Happy August 1st! Much love,