Italy inspired fine art paintings

Romantic Italian Art

I’ve always been inspired by Italy when it comes to art. Especially those colorful romantic coastal scenes of Amalfi or Capri. So today I am featuring some of my own paintings that are not exact paintings of actual places, but are inspired by Italy.

Sunset on the coast

This is my latest painting. Surprisingly, I made it after I was looking for something for my office and could not find it. Google shows only a selected number of websites and I find it very hard to get outside of their box. So I had no option to be lazy: if I wanted to have that style of painting, the only way was to paint it myself!
This is a fantasy landscape and does not represent an actual place. But I do hope you love the atmosphere. Of course my spiritual cat Knor wanted to be in the painting as well πŸ™‚

A vintage restyle

This is an adaptation of a vintage painting of an (to me) unknown artist. It has that lovely summer feel with the abundance of flowers …

Tuscany Inspiration

This next painting is also a recent one and is inspired by Tuscany.
And of course Knor is there as well πŸ™‚

Venice Inspiration

Nothing more inspiring than love. Venice is also known as the city of love, and although there are more places that could be named that, Venice surely fits the bill. This painting is not an exact place in Venice, as I always like to change things around to create a certain atmosphere. And, as oftentimes, the cats have managed to get themselves in the lime light once again πŸ™‚

Tuscan Wine

Think Italy, and the famous wine comes to mind … This painting shows a glass of red with a bottle and grapes overlooking an Italian style landscape painting, framed by an arched window and festive string lights.

Italy in Summer

A romantic place for a picnic in summer. An Italy inspired landscape scene with poppy fields at sunset with a bottle of wine

Romantic Rendez Vous

Sweet get-together at the Italian coast … intimate conversations while enjoying a good glass of wine …

Interior Design with Art

I am also showing some examples of how these paintings could enhance the atmosphere in your living space

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Creative Design Ideas in Art Deco Style

Art deco styling

Creative Design in Art Deco Style

Patterns offer great ways to get creative in and around your home. Today I am featuring 4 different art deco and leaded glass inspired designs and how you can apply them to either create great personalized gifts or treat yourself to an eye catching beautiful item for your home. All designs are from the same root design and transformed into different color schemes. You can rotate and scale the patterns and copy paste them to the back of products or transfer the design to an altogether new product, that is available on Zazzle.

Dazzling Blues

I’m starting with a blue variety, as blue is the most popular color and also great for gifts for men (notoriously difficult topic, I know …)

Blue Green and Teal

I personally find teal one of the most interesting colors as it is neither blue nor green. It has some of the magic of the oceans …

Ocher Green and Orange

This color scheme is a bit harder to describe as it is comprised of quite a number of different colors. It is more on the warm end of the spectrum and more colorful if you like.

Chocolate and Peach

Chocolate and peach: what’s not to like? Soft and warm comforting colors. I’ve chosen three products for you that are ready as template, and again, you can transfer the design to any other item available on Zazzle:

Vibrant Ocher and Red

I wasn’t planning on making another one, but could not help myself, so here is a vibrantly colored pattern in warm ocher and lively reds. And I have chosen some more products, to give you an idea of what you can actually make with these patterns.

Can’t find what you are looking for? Check out the entire collection

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Home Styling in Green

Home Styling in Green

Home styling in green: design ideas for your living space in green colors.
Green may not be the most easy color to use for home styling, so you need to move carefully here, as different greens can clash. One way to make it easier, is to start with a white or off-white base in your home styling. Then add green accents and of course: plants! I’m showing some examples of products with a green color scheme:

Bring nature in your home with green design

Green home styling combined with other colors

Notice how beautiful green is when combined with vibrant reds or oranges:

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The flow: new design collection -outfit -homestyling -electronics

Are you looking for an original design style for your outfit that is still affordable? I’ve created a unique collection with an abstract flow wave design in dreamy shades of green with happy light sparkles. You can place the design on any product available at Zazzle as the pattern can be tiled. Some examples:

And for him:

Also nice on a scarf or tank top for instance.
Or: for home styling products:

And you can also place this design on a phone or laptop case:

Or: take a look at the products I have already created for you.

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Tiles for kitchen or bathroom in Indian colors

When thinking of India or Mexico or some other countries, warm and abundant use of colors come to mind. Today I am sharing some new tile designs with happy colors. They are also inspired by the Mediterranean style of tiling, as they have a geometric pattern, but with a different color scheme.

Since the patterns are very busy and the colors so vibrant, you may want to alternate with plain colored tiles to create your desired effect.

And the last one for today:

You can find more similar tiles in the colorful tile collection or you can visit another tile collection.

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Create a unique atmosphere with lighting

When choosing lighting for your office, child’s room or your living room, it is important to give some thought into what kind of atmosphere you are looking for. During daytime a lamp will have a different effect than when you light it in the evening. In the evening it will “pop” more and have more impact. For an office you might like a more cool light, which makes blue colors a good choice. That will also help you to stay awake. In your kid’s room, you may like a more soothing atmosphere and pastel colors will work better. In a living room pastels can give a romantic and feel-good atmosphere. However, if you’re a single man, that might not be what you’re after: a more neutral color choice will be more effective for you.
I’ve created quite a few new lamps, and I will showcase just a few here today. You can choose whether you want a tripod or standing lamp. To begin, a lamp with a beach scene with dunes. Very relaxing for a bed room:

Then an elegant pastel design lamp with stripes in different peach, chocolate and cream colors:

And a gorgeous lamp featuring a cat family on a marble design background. Needless to say: great for any cat lover, and will also be beautiful for a kid’s room:

You can see more lamps in the collection.

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Designer Kitchen and Bathroom Tiles

Designer kitchen and bathroom tiles

Are you planning a new kitchen or bathroom or do you want to add a new touch to your existing space? Today I am featuring some new tile ideas. With your choice of tiles you can completely change the atmosphere. I’ve created several collections of geometric tile designs, which you can combine to create a colorful and stylish outlook. You can find some of them in this tile collection. But today I am showing some new designs that can be used as “one of a kind”. By surrounding them with uni-colored tiles you can create your own style. The first tile I would like to show you is a landscape design tile, featuring a mountain range with some trees at sunset. The blue colors are especially relaxing. Great to dream away while soaking in the bath πŸ™‚

And then a tile with a painting of Dutch artist Cornelis Verbeeck. I’ve restyled this painting to give it the look of Delft blue design:

You may also like this tile with a mill painting in watercolor style and Delft blue colors:

You can also check out previous posts with tiles.

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#Caturday: tuxedo cat in Italy

I personally find Italy one of the most inspiring places in the world. A stunningly beautiful landscape, lively people, the best kitchen in the world … I am not exaggerating, am I?
Anyway, I was working on a village scene when of course the cat Knor arrived … πŸ™‚ (For those of you who are not familiar with Knor: “k” is pronounced as in “kitchen” and the word knor stands for the inner light spirit of cat beings). She arrived in style: a tuxedo cat. And the lady in red is exploring the streetΒ  … as I seem to have developed a specific liking to red dresses. The painting is available on several products and with Zazzle’s new transfer tool (on the product pages) you can also transfer the design to any product that it fits on, as made by Zazzle.
The first product is a wine label with your custom texts:

The light shining through this lamp will create a beautiful warm atmosphere:

And shopping will be more fun with a colorful and artistic tote bag:

You may also like to take a look at the collection to see more pre-created template products.

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Gifts and Home Styling for Coffee Lovers

Gifts for coffee lovers

Gifts & Home Styling for Coffee Lovers

Nothing more soothing and uplifting than coffee! Today I am sharing gifts for coffee lovers as well as items to style your home. With a coffee theme of course! πŸ™‚
The items shown are just examples, as all of them are available through Zazzle and can be transferred to any other product delivered by Zazzle. You can add or customize texts, as well as scale and/or rotate patterns and more. This way you can get the most personal product suiting your needs.
P.S. Some items may also tease the lover of chocolate! πŸ™‚

Feel Good Home Style

Products based on an original painting with a mug of coffee on a rustic wood table:

Personalized Phone Cases with a coffee theme

Personalized phone cases with a coffee theme. You can transfer the design to the type of phone case you need on the product pages. Great to treat yourself or someone you love!

Coffee Pattern

A romantic vintage Paris themed pattern with coffee in a collage of watercolor paintings on a variety of products. Just to give you an idea of some of the products available …

Coffee Mugs

Of course coffee taste the best in your personal mug:

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Pillows with a Beach theme

If you love the beach, you’ll want to check out the special beach pillows. I’ve created a series of pillows with beach themes that are available in square and lumbar size and both for indoor or outdoor purposes.
The first one features a geometric design with sand, starfish and a romantic view of a sunset on a tropical beach:

And an elegant silver grey striped design with an anchor and custom monogram on optional shape backgrounds:

And a rustic wedding pillow with waves and dark wood lining:

The next pillow with a painted beach scene with wine and glasses is perfect for the romantic soul or a beach wedding, not to mention the wine lovers among us πŸ™‚

You may also like the following classic pillows in blue with an anchor:

And this blue evening pillow with lighthouse and two seagulls is both nice for a couple or anyone who loves seagulls and lighthouses:

You can also check out more pillows in the collection.

Have a beautiful summer!

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