Inspiration  Color Trip with Peach and Coral

Ever since my childhood bedroom was painted peach, I have loved the glow and warmth peachy coral colors add to a room. This week I pairing my peachy coral pillow collection with some of the gorgeous pillows from Caitlin Wilson Textiles, as well as some finds from Serena & Lily and Mokkasin.    

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CMH Studio  15% off Holiday Sale at Cheeky Monkey Home!

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For all of our lovely customers from holidays past, present and future–we welcome you to shop our collections and enjoy a 15% discount through the end of the year!  Just enter the promotion code CMH2013 at checkout, and the discount will be taken as you finalize your order!

 

Warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season!  

 

Love, Holly and the Cheeky Monkey Home Team!

CMH Studio  Gifts that Keep Giving: Soft Silhouette Pillows

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 Home clients!

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silhouett-with-nautical-pillowsphoto by Tony Cheng Photography  (more…)  

CMH Studio  Cheeky Monkey Home’s Land Ho’ Collection

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.

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 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…)  

CMH Studio  Summer Camp Nostalgia – New England Style

Every so often I get a custom order for a pillow that makes me want to hug my client.  This camp pillow was a housewarming gift for a family with a classic Maine “camp”, where generations come together and enjoy all the outdoor activities that New England has to offer.  

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 photos by Holly Johnson

This adorable patch idea was the genius of my client, who is brilliantly creative and fun in all of her endeavors.  She wanted to represent all of the great Maine camp activities with patches, much like we got as girl scouts long ago!  Isn’t this just the cutest, classic gift idea?   (more…)  

CMH Studio  Floor Cushions: From My Family to Yours

I have to share with you the most universally adored (hands down!) item in my home:  a set of three stacking floor cushions made with luscious 100% wool felt.

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Our first floor cushions were actually inherited from my grandparents, who bought them in Japan in the 60s and used them for seating at a tea table. Years later, I inherited them and my two little boys quickly adopted them for rough-housing and fort-building. The original (antique!) set was covered in silk, but amazingly held up for years of daily (rowdy) play.  (more…)  

CMH Studio  Welcome to Cheeky Monkey Home!

My name is Holly Johnson and I welcome you to my new blog. I am an artist and the founder of Cheeky Monkey Home, where we create unique home accessories, murals and paintings for children and adults alike. My blog is the place where I gather inspiration and ideas for my business and family life, and feature artists, designers and products I admire. blog0105 As an artist and mother of two energetic boys, I am continuously engaged in a search for beauty and inspiration in our every day life. (more…)