ARTmonday: Two South Shore Art Events This Weekend

South Shore art lovers, this is your weekend. There are two local arts events happening in your hood, both featuring local artists: South Shore Arts Festival in Cohasset and Art on the Green at The Pinehills in Plymouth.

Local Arts Events South Shore Arts Festival

South Shore Arts Festival at the South Shore Arts Center, Cohasset, Mass.

The South Shore Arts Festival (June 17, 18 & 19 at the South Shore Arts Center) showcases craft and fine artists from New England and beyond. In addition to over 85 juried exhibitor booths, the Arts Festival features a juried art exhibition and members’ show, live music performances, artist demonstrations, children’s art activities, and a young artist exhibition

Art on the Green at The Pinehills (Sat., June 18, 10-4) features more than 80 local craftspeople and artists, including painters, sculptors, jewelry designers,weavers, photographers, gourmet food makers, beauty product makers, and more. In addition, some of the community’s model homes host special arts exhibitions and events. There will also be a kids tent, radio station appearances, food trucks, and a steel drum band.

Here’s a preview of the artwork you’ll find at each of these local arts events.

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Local Arts Festival Photographer Ron Pownall

The South Shore Art Center will kick off its 61st Annual Arts Festival with a preview event on Thursday, June 16 in the big art tent on Cohasset Common. Celebrity photographer Ron Pownall will exhibit over 40 one-of-a-kind photographs of the ‘70s and ‘80s rock ‘n roll music scene.

Local Arts Festival South Shore Artist Stephen Sheffield

Black & white photograph by South Shore-based photographer Stephen Sheffield will be on exhibit.

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B&W Fine Art Photography By Max Mattei

Truro, Max Mattei

Hand Crafted Wood Furniture By Pioneer Chairs

Ash Combo Chair by Pioneer Chairs

On The Cusp Pottery Bowls

Bowls by On The Cusp Pottery

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Sunday Bouquet: Early(ish) Blooms on the Cape

White Flowers On The Table

When we visit the Cape in May we get to see completely different trees in bloom. I don’t know what the name of these flowers are. They’re from bushes. Anyone?


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ARTmonday: Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira’s Provincetown Landscapes

Brent Refsland of Provincetown boutique/gallery Room 68 invited Brooklyn-based artist and Mass Art graduate, Kristin Texeira to Provincetown for this April.

Texeira spent ten days in Provincetown, exploring the outermost Cape, meeting, eating, and drinking with locals, spotting whales, and seeing the sights. She also created a new series of work—Provincetown landscapes and cityscapes, using oil on paper.

These new Kristin Texeira Provincetown landscapes are quite appealing—very flat but glossy and tactile. I love the whimsical titles that reference landmarks and common occurrences there.

I couldn’t resist buying a couple and of course wanted to share my photos. Here are many of Texeira’s Provincetown landscapes at Room 68.

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

the boat magician
secret back roads
three hundred lbs through the skylight
on a beach behind the dumplings

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

tree breeze
138 on a slight hill

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

crooked trees that line the road to race point

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

whale wish
a story about a squirrel

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

boardwalk coyote at sunset
the squealing pig three days in a row

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

by the parking lot where buoys are dressed for christmas
sade in the tapedeck – movin’ in slow motion 
tinted window

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

herring cove beach at sunrise
the moors at sundown

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

secret back roads
tinted window
on a beach behind the dumplings

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

an extra buck from Lenny for the jukebox
on a beach behind the dumplings
 these are the two i purchased  

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

Photos by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot


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Interiors: 22 Rooms With Herringbone Floors

I was a tiny bit obsessed with flooring options for a while, back when I was contemplating an affordable means of replacing the white wall-to-wall carpet in our Florida condo. I gathered all sorts of photos and resources, including all these images of rooms with herringbone floors, which I’d finally like to share.

I ultimately chose cork flooring, which I really love. (Here’s a finished photo plus 24 rooms with cork flooring.) It’s so hard to figure out where to go if you don’t have a personal recommendation. If only there was a mobile showroom like this one by (StyleCarrot partner) Conklin Bros. in San Francisco. Who doesn’t love a rolling restaurant or boutique after all.

Herringbone floors connote a distinctly Parisian style. You know the look—tall skinny windows with a view of the Eiffel Tower, sky-high ceilings trimmed in fanciful (but not overly prominent) molding, glossy black doors, gilt mirrors and crystal chandeliers paired with modern furnishings. Ok enough. Let’s look at these spaces with herringbone floors, from living rooms and kitchens to bedrooms and bathrooms.


Pale Wood Herringbone Floor In Home of Ferm Living Founder Trine Anderson

Photo by Heidi Lerkenfeldt
Ferm Living founder Trine Anderson’s loft has an expansive entry hall with oak herringbone floors and modern furnishings. I adore that wood and leather cot under the abstract painting, plus that little Ferm Living geometric rug in unexpected pastel hues.

Herringbone Floor In Entry of A Townhouse

Photo by Francesco Lagnese for New York Magazine
Noho loft designed by Jenny Wolf has what looks to be original herringbone wood floors that match the live edge wood bench in the entry. I love the tall black entry door and black chandelier. That brass sconce is suspended with horsehair.

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Modern Green Chairs In Sunken Living Room With Herringbone Floors

Photo by Heidi Lerkenfeldt
Interior design by Natalia Sanchez Echevarria of Spatial Code
A sunken living room in a villa just outside Copenhagen with a pair of green Ro lounge chairs by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen.

Earthy Artsy Living Room With Herringbone Floors And Modern Furnishings


This living room has an earthy vibe that channels an Upper West Side psychologist’s office, but with more polish thanks to the herringbone flooring. These don’t look particularly old; there are many flooring experts that can help achieve a similar look.

Parisian Style Interior With Herringbone Floors & Crystal Chandelier


Dark and pitted, these herringbone floors look like the real deal. The tall skinny windows tell me this could be Paris, plus there’s that divine crystal chandelier.

Living Room With Pink Wall and Navy Wall


An eclectic mix of furnishings, plus a funky paint job—who would imagine a black wall works with a half pink wall—along with unfinished wood herringbone floors.

Parisian DIning Room With Statement Photographs And Herringbone Flooring

Photo by Brigitta Wolfgang  for  Bo Bedre
A spare dining room with white oak herringbone floors with extra high ceilings and original moldings is made all the more spectacular with the industrial pendant light, modern dining chairs, Ligne Roset sofa, and statement artwork.

Neutral Modern Dining Room With Herringbone Wood Flooring nd Gallery Wall

Photo by Heidi Lerkenfeldt  for RUM Magazine
Another spare dining room with herringbone floors. Interior designer Natalia Sanchez Echevarria of Spatial Code chose mid century modern bentwood chairs around a modern live edge wood dining table. Clear glass pendant lights keep things airy.


Kitchen With Black Cabinetry Wood Flooring In Chevron Pattern

Photo by Christopher Sturman  for  Elle
Brooklyn brownstone of One King’s Lane VP of Merchandising Day Kornbluth
The kitchen has original 19th century wood floors in a herringbone pattern. The square white tile backsplash adds a utilitarian vibe while the black cabinets dress it up.

Paris Kitchen With Pale Wood And Marble

Photo by Olivier Amsellem
Paris apartment by Rodolphe Parente Architecture & Design designed for a young family with a contemporary furniture collection.

White Kitchen With Moroccan Style Tile Backsplash

Pacific Palisades home with interiors designed by Kishani Perera has a classic white kitchen with herringbone floors and a Moroccan style tile backsplash.

Contemporary Kitchen With White Oak Cabinetry And Marble Island

Apartment in Barcelona restyled by Katty Schiebeck has an open kitchen with pale  herringbone floors, sleek white oak cabinetry, a sculptural marble island, and brass accents.

French Home With Grey Kitchen And Open Shelving

Photo by Felix Forest
Apartment in Lyons  with well-worn herringbone flooring. The open kitchen has sleek white cabinetry and a marble island with an adjacent dining table.

Kitchen In Stockholm Apartment With Grey Cabinets & Brass Faucet

The galley kitchen in this Stockholm apartment has herringbone floors, clean lined grey cabinetry with polished brass knobs, and a brass gooseneck faucet.


New York Apartment With Black Wall Mounted Trough Sink

Photo by Francesco Lagnese for  New York Magazine
Jenny Wolf  designed this New York apartment. The herringbone floor in the bathroom looks to be wood rather than tile. I love the black wall mounted double vanity.

Herringbone Floor In Bathroom WIth Black & White Wallpaper

The black and white floral wallpaper stands up well against the herringbone floors with a medium brown stain. The black toilet seat is a nice touch.

Black Powder Room With Gold Accents


This moody powder room with dark grey green walls features a Corian sink that resembles marble. The French styling of the brass fixtures is perfect with the dark herringbone flooring.


Cozy Bedroom With Traditional Styling And Painted Black Flooring

A cozy bedroom with rustic herringbone flooring painted black and a black iron bed.

Parisian Style Bedroom In New York City

Photo by Jason Busch
French furnishings and herringbone floors in a townhouse in London’s Chelsea neighborhood.

Amsterdam Loft Bedroom With A Swing

Photo by C-More
This Amsterdam loft seems like the real deal with its slightly damaged herringbone floors and tall windows plus skylight.

Bedroom With Pale Wood Floor & Green Accents


Pale oak flooring sets the stage for bright green furnishings.

New York City Apartment Dressing Rom With Fireplace

Photo by Willliam Waldron for Elle Decor
Fashion designer Giovanna Randall hired interior designer Fawn Galli to do the interiors of her Greenwich Village apartment. The white oak herringbone floors have a smooth sheen. The dressing room features vintage ’70s sconces by Philippe Lambert flanking an 1820 Austrian gilt mirror above a Louis XVI fireplace. The walls are upholstered in a floral fabric by Abigail Borg.

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Interiors: 20 Bedrooms with Statement Photography

As you likely already know, I love statement photography. We have a couple of great ones in our living room: a portrait of a young African American albino girl from a South American photographer and a black and white by Portland, Maine based photographer by Winky Lewis, that I first picked out for the model apartment I decorated at the Troy Boston.

When I was putting together the post about Emily Henderson’s new book a few weeks ago, I became absolutely smitten with a photo she used in a post on her own blog, illustrating the creation of a gallery wall in collaboration with Etsy and Framebridge.

I am now officially obsessed with Austin-based photographer Suzanne Koett. I love so many of her pieces, and purchased two large scale ones from the same series that I may hang in our bedroom once (if) it is finally renovated. (I will definitely do a full ARTmonday blog post on her too.)

In the meantime, let’s look at 20 bedrooms with statement photography, from airy loft-like rooms with a feminine bent, to bedrooms with pulled together classic decor, to masculine style bedrooms. Each has statement photography that makes a definite impact, setting the tone for the room.

White Bedroom With Statement Photography

Montreal loft designed by Nathalie Bouchard and Annie Horth of Creative Flats
Photo above the bed by Malina Corpadean for FASHION Magazine
Photo by Jean Longpré  •  Maison & Demeure

Preppy Bedroom With Statement Photography

Interior design by Steven Sclaroff

Masculine Bedroom With Statement Photography

Home in São Paulo
Interior design by Mauricio Arruda

Minimalist Bedroom With Statement Photography

Home in Brussels by interior designer and architect Muriel Bardinet
Photo by Karel Balas

Colorful Bedroom With Statement Photography And Quilt

AD Espana

Astronaut Space Photography In Moody Bedroom

Photo by Seth Smoot

Bedroom With Landscape Photo By Amber Interiors

Interior design by Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors

Serene Blue And Cream Bedroom With Seascape Photo

Interior design by Steven Gambrel

Blue And White Bedroom With Art Photo


Masculine Bedroom With Art Gallery Wall

Interior design by Ryan Korban  •  Lonny

NYC Home of Photographer Douglas Friedman

NYC apartment of photographer Douglas Friedman

Oversize Black & White Photography In Industrial Style Bedroom


Abstract Horse Photo In Bedroom Of Fashion Designer Francisco Costa

Francisco Costa’s NYC apartment
Photo by Martyn Thompson for T Magazine

Fox Photo Over the Bed in Modern Bedroom

Interior design by Rethink Studio

Black And White Portrait Photo In A Bedroom By Homepolish

Home of interior designer Tali Roth of Homepolish
Photo by Claire Esparros


Aerin Lauder’s Aspen ski house
Interior design by Daniel Romualdez
Photo by François Halard for Vogue


Interior design by Jean-Louis Didiot


Home in Venice Beach, California
Interior design by Ashe Leandro


Interior design by Consort Design
Photos by Lily Glass for sfgirlbybay


Artist and interior designer Dina Broadhurst’s Sydney apartment
Photo by Prue Roscoe  •  Real Living

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