This weekend Cheeky Monkey was in Marblehead for the beautiful and inspiring Marblehead Festival of the Arts, showcasing 35 very special artisans. I was honored to be among so many great makers, and in particular the textile designs by Tröskö! Tröskö is the creation of Solvejg Makaretz—a lovely Scandinavian designer living and working in Yarmouth, ME.
photos courtesy of troskodesign.com
As an architect with roots in Denmark and Sweden, Solvejg’s patterns have a fresh Scandinavian flair, with clean lines and a touch of whimsy. She creates all of her own patterns, and sews them in her Yarmouth studio. I just love the way her collections mix and match so beautifully together. (more…) →
A silhouette of your child appliquéd on a soft felt pillow has got to be the most heartfelt and meaningful gift for a parent or grandparent this year! I really love meaningful and lasting gifts, and I am so happy to be making these special custom pillows for so many Cheeky Monkey Homeclients!
As we gear up for our holiday shows, I am previewing some of my favorite collections at Cheeky Monkey Home. This is our joyful Land Ho’ collection, featuring Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod on both pillows and stacking floor cushions.
photos by Tony Cheng
I love nautical color combinations, and I think pretty much anything paired with navy blue and white looks striking. Our new 2014 collection will feature some beautiful blue and white designs that I am very excited about sharing with you! Here are a few more of our nautical designs that group nicely together or on their own. (more…) →
I had so much fun working on this flowery nursery mural for a baby girl named Daisy! I love the “daisies for Daisy” theme–so cute and personal.
Daisy’s mom did an amazing job designing her nursery, with this cheerful furniture from Grow With Me Kids Furniture, and the great color combination. The walls are painted with “Jack Frost” by Benjamin Moore, providing a light, airy background for the flowers. I especially love the way the white daises look against the blue–soft and fresh! (more…) →
I was recently commissioned to make this custom pillow based on a painting by artist, Dean Crumlish, where he portrays his visions of southwest buffalo spirits. Here is a photo of the painting he sent me. (more…) →