...because home doesn't happen overnight.

I’m in the middle of some serious {a.k.a. not really that serious but fun!} nightstand styling over here. I have high hopes for a his & hers nightstand post later this week. Fingers crossed.

bedroom window tx1

We have swing arm wall lamps – as opposed to table lamps – flanking our bed and there are pretty substantial visual gaps between our nightstands and lights. To fill in {or as Emily would say, “engage”…I love her!} the empty space I knew I wanted to add framed art just below the swing arm lamps / just above the nightstands. I bought a pair of these driftwood picture frames weeks ago. Maybe months ago? Yep, they’re the same ones I sprinkled throughout the galleries in the mudroom. {This is not sponsored, btw. I adore these frames and bought ’em myself.} They’ve been leaning on our nightstands waiting for me to make up my mind on art.


Last week whilst trolling etsy, I discovered Printwork and it was love at first sight. I was looking for something simple, modern, gender neutral and the abstract tribal patterns fit that bill. I bought two different 5×7 prints for $22 total during a 50% off sale. They arrived over the holiday weekend and I framed them up yesterday. They look amazing {!} and have stolen this week’s etsy crush spot.


The shop’s creator, Toni, is an architect by trade and describes her block print work as an exploration of scale, proportion, texture and pattern. I love the depth and imperfections found in the prints. Each print is unique and the pieces feel more alive than your run-of-the-mill two-dimensional print. Toni donates 5% of her sales to charity. Good stuff all around.

If you’re interested, there is a free shipping sale going on at this very moment. Happy coincidence. Score free shipping on all U.S. orders with the discount code SHIP4FREE. Score free shipping on international orders with a subtotal of $45 or more with the discount code SHIPFREE45INTL.

Happy etsying!

PS – Etsy crush posts are NOT sponsored in any way. I just love sharing my finds.

images: 1) Dana Miller for House*Tweaking 2) printwork 3) collage by Dana Miller using printwork images



Excellent idea! My guest room needs some color and pattern and this fits bill. Thanks for sharing!


Thanks for sharing! I love these prints–simple, but they have lots of character with the tribal and geometric look. I just order the gold Modern Abstract Pear for my kitchen: http://www.etsy.com/listing/118379668/free-shipping-modern-abstract-pear-fruit?ref=ss_listing


Oh my God, I love those! I’m reworking a club chair area in my house and want new art work. I’m thinking the black and white would be perfection. Thanks for the scoop.:)

Lovely patterns, and look how beautifully grungy each looks! I’m totally digging Printwork now.


Love these! Thanks for sharing. I’m adding Printwork to my favorite shops list.


Where are the swing arm lamps from? I need to replace the ones I have by my bed now, and those look perfect.

goodness on top of sexiness! nightstands are like the earrings :)


Lamps Plus!


Love your nightstand arrangments and these prints! I just purchased two at Printworks and she’s having a great holiday sale and clearance. 20% off your order or 30% off any two or more clearance items! I chose two 8×10’s for $21.95 total. So excited!