Monday, 6 April 2009

Stumbling Across Kim Parker


On Saturday night after dinner at our local Thai restaurant, Harry and I walked into Riverbend Bookshop on the way back to the car.

Whilst Harry headed for his section I plonked myself in front of my favourite section. I was scouring through the interiors books when I stumbled across a book by US artist Kim Parker.

I actually ended up purchasing a different book. However, it didn't stop me googling Kim Parker when we got home.



I must be a little behind the times as I didn't realize she was the artist behind one of my favourite rugs at The Rug Company!




She has also created some beautiful floral embroidered cushions which I think would be a beautiful addition to any cushion collection.




I think I might head back to Riverbend Books to pick myself up a copy of her book this week to flick through over Easter.

28 comments:

tiffany said...

That rug is GORGEOUS! Wow!

LE BROCANTE said...

I start the week happy another great post!!

Arianna Belle said...

What a great find! I love how the rug brings color into the bedroom.

vicki archer said...

The cushions too, xv.

Sharnel said...

I can see why you love this rug so much, it's stunning!
xx

Prue x said...

oh my! I love her living room, the colour is amazing!

Diana Strinati Baur said...

LOVE HER!!! Fabulous!!!

oldflowers4me said...

wow-thankyou-this is wonderful.....

Haven and Home said...

Oh that pillow is so pretty!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

That rug is awesome.

Sarah said...

Another lovely image Anna, thank you. Have you seen Kim Parker's childrens book, Counting in the Garden, it's gorgeous too.

Susan said...

Anna, thanks for sharing your "find". I am happy to know about Kim Parker. Beautiful colors!

clare Carter said...

Oh she's wonderful!Have you seen her range of crockery?I have been a fan of hers for quite some time-she decorates very much the way my artist grandmother did.Its gorgeous.

GracefulElegance said...

The Rug Company is going to be featured on One Kings Lane this week - crossing my fingers for some big discounts!

madeleine brown said...

ooh, ooh- that's my favourite rug too!

VictoriaArt said...

I love her paintings, she is so talented, and knows how to turn it in to great design as well!
Wonderful!

m_stonge said...

I had no idea that she designed that rug either and it's one of my favorites. as a pattern designer i am in awe of her work- her look still looks new after many years of looking new!

Karena said...

The rugs, the pillows, and especially her art is sooo fabulous. Cheery and bright. Who would not be moved to happiness by these?!

The City Sage said...

Yummy! That rug is one of my all time faves! Her book does look like a gem---I'll have to check it out!

sauvageblue said...

Love it all and I love your blog... it is beautiful!

Alya said...

I've never been a fan of rugs, I always liked bare floors. But this rug actually changes my perception. I love it against the white floor.

artygirl said...

Hi Anna, The Kim Parker rug you featured is so lovely. I stumbled across Kim Parker's book at Borders last year and bought it straight away! I also went and bought three of her posters from amazon.com and had two of them framed and they are now hanging in my dining room. I love her artwork and the colours she uses.

artygirl said...

Oh, and I agree that the cushions are gorgeous too!

Joy said...

I love that rug - it's exquisite... it looks amazing in front of that equally incredible vanity!!!

TheOldPostRoad said...

I bought one of her large prints (framed) at Target a few years ago. She was featured in one of my magazines, back then - maybe Mary Engelbreit or Country Living. I love the colors and flowers. Perfectly put together!

Georgia B. said...

oh, yes! that rug is beautiful.

bkhdesign said...

floral cushion is gorgeous

rafaela tomazzoni said...

She's really great!!! I love this bedroom...