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August 13, 2010


nicole i

i think i am green with envy.

New England Girl

Truly, it's absolutely lovely.


What a splendid reveal! I love everything going on in your space and it's nice to hear how happy you are! Enjoy the weekend crafting away :)


Gorgeous Alicia!


love, love, love it. love it all.


This looks like absolute paradise to me!! Just gorgeous. I aspire to have such a lovely studio one day.

Heather Bond

I thought I would miss the old blue but that Buxton is really gorgeous (I love all those Pottery Barn colors from BM!) I am just in awe of your vision and design skills. Really, Alicia, you are an amazing artist. Thanks so much for sharing your creative (and personal) space with us!


Oh my goodness! It's gorgeous! I'm sure it won't be long until you're contacted about having it featured in a magazine.


I LOVE it! (I love your pic on your computer, too. In the first photo showing your computer, I thought "oooh, she likes the Avett Brothers, too!")


Perfection! I also love the paintings of the Larson home, and you've done such a great job of capturing that same lovely homey look/feeling.
I got your new book in the mail yesterday and love it! Haven't had enough time to really read it through but looking forward to doing so this weekend.
Blessings and rest now ;),

Melissa P

It's so perfect! Worth every unpleasant IKEA moment and very long list of decisions. I think Clover Meadow may have the best seat in the house tucked in where she can observe and supervise. You did a great job!!

birdie blue

It's absolutely stunning. Isn't it lovely when it turns out exactly as you imagined it?

Received your new book on my birthday. Best present ever!

Have a lovely weekend


It is absolutely gorgeous!!!


I thought we were walking into a cottage in Tuscany in that first photo! So beautiful, it makes me feel peaceful and refreshed~and ready to create. I'm happy for you and hope you have many fun-filled days with Clover Meadow at your feet!


Ahhh, dreamy...looking at your pictures makes my day! I think just being in it would inspire all kinds of creativity. Happy Friday and congratulations on the book! :)

Holly C.

Oh Alicia, I love it! So happy for you. :)


Cannot wait to see what kind of creations comes from such an amazing inspirational studio!! Wonderful, wonderful....

Jen Z

OH, this is so lovely. I keep wondering why, as I look for a Portland rental, I have not yet come across a place as sweet as this. :)
Enjoy that gorgeous, peaceful and creative space!


it's SEW pretty! Love it.



We just redid our daughter's room (old style: kid chaos, new style: bright young lady) and spent some quality time at IKEA as well. We almost got the shelves you did too, but the besta fit the space much better. We had an identical discussion around your large island/table (we wish we could fit one in our kitchen!). And an equally animated discussion in as-is around chairs (are these lovely discounted chairs charmingly mismatched or horribly mismatched?). Turns out they will be charmingly mismatched as soon as I paint some matching design on the backs -- problem solved!

My sister drives 8 hours to get to her nearest Ikea (seriously!) -- I feel so fortunate that we have one right here in Portland. It's getting to where our whole house is Ikea.


i really, really like how you made this "For such a long time I've had this dream of grayish-blue walls, red gingham curtains, and a red geranium in a terra-cotta pot." (your words) come true.
i want to, if you don't mind, hinge onto that thought, and make a dream of mine come true (although we're far from finishing touches over here....).
good luck in that beautiful looking new room of yours. and well done!


You have made such a beautiful room for yourself, gorgeous and inviting. I totally understand that you'd want to stay there all the time. Totally worth all the hardwork and the zillion trips to Ikea! I am very happy for you, enjoy your paradise!


Beautiful!! And I am glad that Clover Meadow likes it too! Sweet name for a dog as sweet as that!!

Ann Bates

Love this...LOVE THE CMP...and Andy too. Love Y-O-U for keeping your cool at IKEA! THANK YOU for making this such a bright spot and sharing it with the world. God Bless this space- :)


It´s absolutely lovely, I´m sure you´ll make beautiful creations in there! :-)

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