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Minted X West Elm

Peanut Butter and Jelly. Sherlock and Watson. Gin and Tonic. There are some collaborations that just make sense – the West Elm meets Minted co-branding is no exception.¬†As part of a special wall art challenge within the design community at Minted, West Elm picked 25 favorite prints from over 1,400 submissions. That 1.8% acceptance rate is more competitive than some of the best Ivy League Universities!¬†Minted for West Elm CollageMinted crowdsources designs for stationery, art and party decor from a global community of independent designers and artists. Choose a few of the framed pieces‚Äďfeaturing everything from animals and objects to graphic patterns and painterly landscapes‚Äďto create your own curated collection. Combining aesthetics and democracy, at Minted, all that matters is good design. Their professional design challenges rely on the wisdom of the crowd – graphic designers, customers, the Minted team, and fans – to vote for their favorite designs.

Minted for West Elm

Will someone pass the Scandinavian Decor please? It should be next to the mustard…

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Offering a fresh perspective, this partnership is affordable, highly graphic and curated for you. Build a gallery wall and feel good doing it by supporting an emerging artist and without the need to pinch pennies!

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Yakkity Yak! Farming meets industry. 

Don’t you just love the ‘This Highland Cows’ wall art by Amy Carroll? Layered above ‘Candy Coated’ by Hapi Art and Pattern, the dichotomy of black and white photography matches well with frenetic rainbow colors!

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The Big Chill

No movie captures the angst of friendships gone by, the joys of inside jokes, and the idea of nostalgia better than The Big Chill (1983). ¬†It is, hands down,¬†the¬†coming-of-age “reality” film for the baby boomer generation. Myself, daughter of a boomer, has inherited a cult-like love for this witty story with a psychotically talented ensemble cast. Centered around seven former college friends gathered for¬†a funerary weekend (wherein Kevin Costner is the corpse, albeit briefly),¬†the gang catches up with each¬†other, plays the music of their youth (lots of Motown hits), reminisces, smokes marijuana and wears Nikes.

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The soundtrack is irresistible, the script is smart (read: pithy), the conversations are authentic, the premise is stellar, and the fashions of the baby-boomer generation are straight-up disastrous bordering on unflattering. Seriously, how did people even procreate or have sex in the eighties? Who found one another attractive?

Examinging the decor from The Big Chill

Examinging the decor from The Big Chill

Examinging the decor from The Big Chill

In March of 2013, the¬†¬†Beaufort, South Carolina antebellum plantation known as “Tidalholm Mansion” (where the iconic film was produced) was listed for sale at a hefty $4.5.

Examinging the decor from The Big Chill

viaExamining the decor from The Big Chill

Examinging the decor from The Big Chill

Boy, they sure did love their dusty pink leather and blush hued upholstery. 

Examinging the decor from The Big Chill

Examinging the decor from The Big Chill

Meg Jones: [about men]¬†They’re either married or gay. And if they’re not gay, they’ve just broken up with the most wonderful woman in the world, or they’ve just broken up with a bitch who looks exactly like me. They’re in transition from a monogamous relationship and they need more space. Or they’re tired of space, but they just can’t commit. Or they want to commit, but they’re afraid to get close. They want to get close, you don’t want to get near them.

Examinging the decor from The Big Chill

Let’s reinterpret this house, keeping its southern charm, familiarity and comfort. It’s a place where coastal living meets shabby chic. I will even keep the floral patterns in the drapes.

Examinging the decor from The Big Chill

 

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