Earlier this week I decided to jump behind the wheel, crank up the tunes and herd my car a couple of hours down the interstate to spend a little quality time with my baby girl and her husband.
Back in the day I loved loved loved being a mom to our little ones. It was a spectacular time in my life but so is this chapter I'm living now. Grown up kids are pretty incredible. I relish seeing each of them navigate their life paths and evolve into the people they were meant to be.
Each one of ours is so different from the next. Different talents and different interests. This one, our oldest, has always had a penchant for quotes and typography. As she was growing up she would frequently share some of favorites quotes with me. It seemed as if she was forever writing down favorite lyrics of songs, paragraphs from books, or lines from a movie or television show. It wasn't just the words either. It was also the fonts that were used. Initially I was a bit mystified by her obsession with lettering. I had never paid much attention to this part of design. I needed her to teach me how a font and the layout can take a simple sentence and morph it into a work of art.
This week, while visiting and seeing how she is pulling her own home together, I had to smile. Her love of words and the emotions and messages they can convey hasn't ebbed one little bit. On the contrary, it has flourished and is evident in every corner of her twenty-something home.
I left her house wanting to copy everything she did. I wouldn't actually do that to her but I figured I could share some of my faves with you and you can pin and copy away.
Right when you enter her foyer you are greeted with these amazing lyrics from Sky's the Limit.
Now who but my girl would think to use a Notorious B.I.G. quote on the wall?
That is beyond rich.
In her "beloved home" framed quotes of love and adventure are sprinkled throughout the house.
The words call out from the bookshelves,
and above the doorways.
They are scattered on pillows,
and can be found promoting good karma from every corner.
Those of us that know Liz and her husband recognize that many of these quotes are a personal reflection of the people that live here.
Page's drink of choice is Maker's so this framed piece that welcomes visitors to the new family room could not be any more perfect.
and this Dom Perignon quote that she designed and framed for the bar area might be my favorite.
The beauty of these pieces is that they can create a lot of impact for not a lot of money. This grouping of frames came from the Target clearance aisle.
Add in a meaningful quote and it becomes an artisitic statement.
Yes, she has surrounded herself with the people, color, sounds and work that nourish her and the result is pure inspiration.
Very impressive babe.
Love it. Love you.