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Moth Prints

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Years ago, Anna Spiro wrote about the Australian artist Allyson Reynolds and her beautiful paintings of colorful moths. Pretty much everyone went bonkers for them and the large paintings were completely unattainable. I’ve since heard one of the galleries there in Australia occasionally has one or two up for sale (in case you’re in the market).

Recently I happened to stumble across her book called Moth Song that the artist sells through Blurb.

It’s pricey at almost $100 with shipping and taxes, etc, but there are pages and pages of beautiful images that I think are completely frame-worthy.

About half the book is moths and half is this series of black and white images. I love these too and hope to use them somewhere. The patterns are all different and would look so pretty in a series in a hallway or maybe a powder bath?

There are probably a dozen or more moths prints in the book and I knew I wanted to use four in Heather’s room. I just used a utility knife and a ruler to carefully cut out the pages I wanted. 
This way, the book is still (mostly) in tact and the other pages can still be enjoyed without it being obvious that a few were torn out.
I picked up my trusty two-pack of frames at Michaels for about $7 and a couple of simple white mats to frame the four “prints”.
They’re not fancy frames obviously, but I really love how simple the white on white look is with all the crazy colors and the movement in the prints.
Heather loves the prints as much as I do. Aren’t all those bright colors pretty on the dark green walls?
And I also like how they pair with the new (super affordable) wall-mount sconces I bought at Urban Outfitters. I decided to paint out the white cords with the wall color paint, just so everything not meant to be noticed sort of fades into the background of the wall (along with the corbel nightstands and the light switch plate).
Now I just need to pick a fabric for her shams so I can photograph the rest of the room.  I am dying to show you the giant art just to the right of this shot above! (eeps! so excited!)
What did you think?
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61 thoughts on “Moth Prints

  1. They are gorgeous, love the colors and the movement. Can you have a post about hanging art? For instance, how did you decide how high over the bed did you decide to hang the pictures ? I know you have done gallery walls in the past.

  2. I love this. i love you showing the different elements in separate posts, kind of like savouring a box of chocolates over a while rather that wolfing them all down at once…almost more pleasurable.
    Thanks for sharing
    Emily

  3. Wow! Those prints look fantastic. I've had my eye on that artist for a while so I'm grateful for this post. By the way, I love the wall colour you used. It's so unexpected for a woman's room which I think is so great. Totally beautiful and feminine! Good luck with the homies! I'm rooting for you!

  4. I love how this room is turning out! And thanks for sharing about frames at Michael's–so affordable and let's face it, Michael's is a much more convenient trip than IKEA. I casted my vote for the Homies :)

  5. I'm so pumped on this tip. Thanks Jenny! I've long admired the moth prints and even thought maybe I'd try to replicate them but I'm sure that would be so much more difficult than I'd like to think. This is definitely happening. Love the way Heather's room is looking!

  6. Can I ask where you found those wall sconces? I've been scouring stores and the Internet for plug-in wall sconces for months!

    And congrats on being a Homie finalist. You have my vote!

  7. Ah, Jenny! That room keeps getting better! I kind of like that you're showing it to us in stages- every time I think it can't get any better, it does!! I love the idea of using prints in a book- I always love sourcing calendars for prints once they go on clearance in January ;)

  8. Jenny! Those look amazing! I ADORE the color combo in that room- it's nothing that I think I ever would have picked. P.S. are those overhead lights from urban outfitters?

    Keep up the great work and good luck with the homies- you got my vote!

    Xo
    Margaret Schaffer

  9. Love these prints and that room! You really are talented Jenny. Just voted 2x more for you on Homies! good luck!
    xo Nancy
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  10. What a sophisticated, bold and beautiful bedroom! It has so much color and is so lovely. I am green with envy over that wall color. What an awesome way to hide cords… totally doing that in our next house! love your blog! Can't wait to see how the rest of the place turns out.

  11. This room is amazing, I love it so much! I've long had an eye on that artwork as well – thanks for the heads up about the book! It's a gorgeous installation.

  12. This room is amazing, I love it so much! I've long had an eye on that artwork as well – thanks for the heads up about the book! It's a gorgeous installation.

  13. I'm so happy to see what you did with the cords on the UO sconces. I have the same fixtures and as awesome as they are (esp for the price!), I've been struggling with how to make the cord disappear, while keeping the switch accessible.

    I am sure you will come up with an idea for pillow shams that blows us all away. For some reason, I keep picturing this bed with Dwell Studios citron-trimmed draper stripe bedding: http://www.casa.com/p/dwellstudio-draper-stripe-duvet-set-419872?site=CA&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc_C&utm_term=QD-367&utm_campaign=GoogleAW&CAWELAID=1309106732&utm_content=pla&adtype=pla&cagpspn=pla

  14. That book is a tad bit out of my budget, but I would love to frame those and put them in an office or something! Beautiful and would add nice pops of color.

  15. I like to color copy prints, too, saving the originals from fading, etc. If the spine of the book will cooperate, you can leave it intact and have an endless supply of images. Great touches for your room!

  16. Good Luck Jenny in the Homies. Have voted for you and hope that you win.
    Love the butterfly frames they look gorgeous especially against those dark green walls!
    Tarnya

  17. Good Luck Jenny in the Homies. Have voted for you and hope that you win.
    Love the butterfly frames they look gorgeous especially against those dark green walls!
    Tarnya

  18. I am loving your slow reveals as you do your rooms! It's so much more pleasurable then one big room reveal.

    I gain insight into each element of the room. Really really awesome!

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