Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Coloring in the lines

Do you ever get the urge to return to your youth and whip out a coloring books and one of those massive crayon boxes?



Here at HHFITD that urge happens quite a bit. Enough so that we not only have a couple of standard coloring books, but a massive 2’ x 4’ one as well in our den.



So, of course I was completely jealous when I spied the work of London based artist  Charlotte Mann . She does a variety of custom work and everything is hand drawn by her with a black marker!

 



Here is a peek into some of her work. I’m certain that if I was ever let loose in any of those rooms I would go to town coloring it all in.

 



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Do you think you would be able to deal with it?

I'm not sure if I could use it in a main room in my house, but perhaps a small bathroom or dressing room or if I ever own a home store I would love to use it there!

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18 Comments:

Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

i LOVE that first space..the orange curtains!

September 30, 2009 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Alexandria said...

Wow!!!!I love that! It's awesome!

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September 30, 2009 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

it would be perfect for a store! i LOVE to color!

September 30, 2009 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Design Esquire said...

I think it would look great in a store or home office. Its very cool and different. But I'm with you, the temptation to color it in would be too gret for me.

September 30, 2009 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bright said...

How fun would that be in a dressing room?! There was a line of wallpaper once upon maybe 5 years ago that had little frames you could color in(in Domino or Real Simple, maybe??) Been wanting something like that ever since.

September 30, 2009 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger pve design said...

I would love it in a powder room or even in a pantry.
pve

September 30, 2009 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

I would ATTACK those rooms with a marker!!!!! How fun!

September 30, 2009 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I think they're pretty awesome - I love the one in the office and the one in the closet/dressing room with table. But I'm like you, I'd probably build the urge to color it all in. Between the lines, of course!

September 30, 2009 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger l.alden said...

This technique is impressive, and I'm sure painstakingly long, but I'm not sure if I'd like it in my own home. Maybe the occasional decorative picture frame molding drawn around a basic frame on the wall (somewhat like that wallpaper that was trendy a while back), or in a kids room (they'd be so happy if they could color on the walls!) I'm not sure though about my own home.

September 30, 2009 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

oh man that is just an accident waiting to happen with me. My ADHD would take over and I would not be able to control myself, even if I didn’t have a box of crayons on me I would have the urge to whip out my trusty bic pen and get to work :)

September 30, 2009 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger Blair said...

Oh it would be so fun in a large walk in closet but agree it may be a but much for a large room! Such a fabulous find.

September 30, 2009 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Vintage Junky said...

That is incredible! I am like you, maybe in a small dose... my powder room.

SMiles!
Michelle

September 30, 2009 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Lauren Jade said...

thats so different and unique. I often draw with black sharpie so its' very cool to see it in a very professional application. Thanks!!!

September 30, 2009 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Christen said...

Wow, her work is completely amazing. Really awe-inspiring.

September 30, 2009 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Averill said...

I love to color and getting to color on my walls would fulfill a lot of childhood fantasies for me.

October 1, 2009 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Polly R said...

I love these!
Thanks for commenting on my blog x

October 3, 2009 at 5:39 AM  
Blogger Geek+Nerd said...

HA, it would remind me of living inside the A-ha Take on Me video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPgMTIgwS6s&feature=related

October 3, 2009 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

So neat.

October 4, 2009 at 7:59 PM  

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