TIGER FLOWER STUDIO: A VIRTUAL GALLERY OF ARTISTS INTERIOR WATERCOLORS ONLINE

by Marisa Marcantonio

When my favorite watercolor artists get together and offer their prints all in one place, I get excited about it. Harrison Howard, Mita Corsini Bland and Caitlin McGauley, among other talented artists featuring interiors and fashion, are selling their prints in an online shop called The Tiger Flower Studio.  As a reflection on the finer things in life-- captured though elegant interiors, flowers and Chinoiserie scenes-- the artists limited edition giclΓ©e prints, available framed or unframed, are done using archival pigment inks on archival paper. They are wonderful additions to round out any interior aficionado's collection.

MITA CORSINI BLAND 

Known for her stunning interior illustrations, she creates beautiful watercolors of well-known interior designers rooms. You may recall her work in the Sister Parish book that came out in 2009.  I could frame every single image in there and cover a wall in it.

Brooke Astor's library done by Parish Hadley

A Tom Scheerer designed living room

Albert Hadley interior

Albert Hadley's bedroom

A Bar on Desk

A Bunny Williams great room

Miles Redd's First Apartment

A New York City Sitting Room

A Paul Wiseman interior

A Peter Dunham living room

A Sister Parish Living Room

Sister Parish's Maine Porch

Todd Romano's desk

CAITLIN MCGAULEY

The go-to gal for fashion-forward charming and bold watercolors and illustrations, Caitlin's work has legions of followers.

Flora

Two Chairs

Still life

HARRISON HOWARD

I have long been in awe of Harrison's fantastical, whimsical Chinoiserie scenes. I am so pleased he has this outlet for his work, where he can gain new admirers.  He has been busy, for he has recently collaborated on some fun entertaining accessories which I will share soon.

A Look at The Moon 

Before The Concert 

Finger Sponge and Angria

Garden Plans 

La Belle Mer

Red Coral and Top Shell 

Rococo Fantasy

Sea of Poppies

The Blue and White Pavilion

The Chaise Lounge

The Coral Grove

The Courtship

The Shell Collector

The Topiary Lady

Turtle With Urn

Watching and Waiting

WHIMSY AND WONDER: LINEA CARTA'S A-Z ALPHABET CANAPE PLATES FOR ANTHROPOLOGIE EXUDE NOSTALGIC APPEAL

by Marisa Marcantonio

Berkeley, CA-based Linea Carte makes charming notecards with loopy calligraphy and images of sweet things like zebras and ocean dwellers painted in watercolor. Dina Piyari, the designer behind the line, recently created an exclusive collection of small canape plates for Anthropologie, complete with the letters of the alphabet paired with everything from animals to sea creatures and varied joyous motifs. The stoneware plates, made from a vintage mold, have a wonderful retro feel, providing their nostalgic appeal. Hang them on the wall of a nursery or use them for tea time, either way, they add a touch of whimsy and wonder.

Photos courtesy of Anthropologie

The plates from A-Z

Each one is cuter than the next, but grouped by animal or theme, they could also be hung as a monogram

The story book quality of the design makes them look like the pages of a book that came to life

The anchor is wonderful-

TRAY CHIC: WATERCOLOR ARTIST CAILTIN MCGAULEY'S PORCELAIN TRAYS

by Marisa Marcantonio

Illustrator and artist Caitlin McGauley creates watercolors that exude charm. The specific details, colors and mood she captures make her distinctive work instantly recognizable.  Her darling creations have donned the pages of Lonny and the Tory Burch blog, exuding a whimsy and flair for the details. This winter she launched a capsule product collection of porcelain catch-all trays depicting her designs, and there is something for everyone. From a modern graphic chevron pattern in pale hues to a fuchsia backed- Indian ceremonial elephant, her feminine designs make great gifts. Used as a bedside jewelry holder or a place to keep your keys by the front door, her small trays, like a miniature painting, have a variety of uses, and their knock out colors make them hard to resist.

Photos courtesy of Caitlin McGauley

Te Elephant tray

A sharp citrus orange background makes the orchid blooms on The Orchid Tray come alive.

A zig and a zag in her loose, artist's hand-painted style reinterprets the chevron pattern.

Need a spot to hold earrings and assorted baubles? The mint colored tromp L'oeil tray with chunky stone earrings is  a girls best friend.

HARRISON HOWARD HAS THE ARTISTIC TOUCH

by Marisa Marcantonio

Harrison Howard has the enviable artistic touch-- he is a wizard with a paint brush. Painting screens, panels, easel paintings, and watercolors, with a focus on decorative themes, architectural subjects, chinoiseries, and scenic's, birds, animals and floral motifs figure prominently in his collection. His ability to capture the sense of fun and lightness of his subject matter makes him very special indeed. With a longstanding decorator following, now you can snap up his pieces simply by clicking through to his online gallery website. Here are some of my favorite examples of his work. Long live Chinoiserie. Simply divine.

Almost Home

The Water Server

The Poem

Crab Baiting

The Dowry

The Architect