Paul Octavious

I’m kind of obsessed with Paul Octavious’s photographs right now. I feel like I could fill a room with his images, but I’m especially loving his Ruffin Clouds series


The incredibly lovely and talented Lisa Congdon, who I’m lucky enough to call a friend, painted this amazing mural in the downstairs bedroom at the beach house last week:

Victoria wrote a lovely post about it that you can check out here. I’m so, so happy with how it turned out that I’m already talking with Lisa about her next project down there… stay tuned.

bedroom peak

My bedroom is (finally) approaching being done, and I figured this one corner is now finished enough to share, although I’m still thinking about painting the chair black.

The wall color is Benjamin Moore’s Temptation (1609) and I *love* it. It’s a charcoal gray with a lot of pink, purple, and blue undertones, and is gorgeous both during the day and at night. I was a little nervous about such a dark color, but my room gets so much light, especially in the morning, that it never really feels too dark. I’ve lived with it for about three months now and continue to be really happy with it.

The art on this wall is: [lower left] screenprint by Cricket Press, [lower right] painting by Annie Galvin, [upper right] painting by Zachary Johnson (whose website doesn’t seem to be up right now.) the clock is from IKEA.

(click on the photo to see it larger)