Tapestry Studio: {Hilary Walker} Hilary Inspired


Today's Tapestry Studio is the lovely lady behind Hilary Inspired, Hilary Walker. Hilary's blog and her home both reflect the sweetness and warmth that I've met through our emails about this column. Hilary Inspired is a really lovely journey about her love of life, photography, art and all that inspires her.  

 I really love the color and brightness that this space holds, the framed art work and mirror create depth that an entry way seeks.  When I first saw these pictures, the rain boots had convinced me that Hilary must live in Seattle! But the brightness that I was seeing immediately changed the direction of my thoughts. Hilary and her husband live in Fort Worth, Texas in a two bedroom house with limited space in some sections. She chose to share her entry way (which I'm so happy you did) that they have recently finished, and what a cozy place to see when first coming into her home!  

Since I knew that function would be key, I hung a small shelf to catch keys, sunglasses, and other potentially important items and just enough space for essentials but not enough for clutter. A small chair as a resting place for bags or seating for putting on or taking of shoes was helpful and of course, a decorative mirror for the last minute hairdo check! To help the space feel softer and less separated from the rest of the house, I decided to hang larger pieces of artwork right next to the front door. This made our front door landing connect more harmoniously with the rest of the living room that it opens into, a colorful vase placed on the shelf also helps to brighten the space and create a welcoming atmosphere as a first impression for guests. 

Thank you so much for sharing your space with us, Hilary!

Warm Hugs to you. 

In Tapestry Studio: Artist Cora Murphy

Sometimes you just know a beautiful piece of art when you see it...Artist Cora Murphy first sent me an email almost a year ago after we took an online blogging course together. Not too long after I asked her if she would mind if I featured her and her work on White Tapestry and I'm so happy she was gracious to be apart of it, thank you Cora.

Cora is originally from the South east of Ireland, and then spent fifteen years traveling overseas before returning to live in Cork in 2008. Cora has made designing these magical pieces of artwork her full time love. 

Although abstract in form, my paintings are most often seen as landscapes – capturing as they do, the essence or emotional significance I attach to a particular place or time.

While my influences are broad , my work is largely concerned with the natural world and our place in it. I take my inspiration on the land – literally - walking the land and immersing myself in the scene - a process I can only describe as 'dropping down' into the landscape - before documenting my response to the surroundings.

Inspiration can be found in everything. Everything you see, touch and admire and she uses all these to create. And far beyond the beauty in her work, her description of "dropping down into the landscape" is what I think all art should capture.

Thank you Cora for sharing your gift with us. 

Cora is in the process of redesigning her site: Cora Murphy so that purchases will be able to be made (although you can still visit more of her creations there now), but in the meantime if you see something that interests you please reach out to her by email!

In Tapestry Studio:{Claudia Clobes} Stone House Love





Tapestry Studio is starting off our first peek into amazing spaces with the very lovely Claudia Clobes from Stone House Love and her very adorable new online shop Hey Little Diddle! If you've ever met Claudia, you know that she is a vibrant, fun, very warm soul and not forgetting to mention that she's an amazing Interior Designer as you can tell from her home...so a big thank you my friend!

I know that Claudia loves bohemian, modern and vintage styles and I find her home to be a perfect combination of these looks.  

I asked Claudia what inspires her about her home, and this is what she said~

"I am inspired by patina, the story told through an object's imperfections.  There is nothing more intriguing and delightful to me than an old house.  A modern aesthetic that is both bohemian and vintage-inspired, is what captivates me.  I am in hopeless love with fabrics, pattern-layering with prints and mixing solid linens in muted colors are my fave..."

Please remember to visit Hey Little Diddle and Stone House Love for some major inspiration!

Warm hugs to you.