Friday, September 9, 2011

I love you Alexander Girard

It's no secret that my favorite artist/designer is Alexander Girard.  When I grow up  I want to be him.  Alas, I own only one textile featuring his work, but it's a pillow with boobies on it, so at least it's a good one.  I have tried to style my house in Girard, Jonathan Aldler kind way- kid friendly, happy colors, tongue in cheek graphic pattern with simple lines. So far I am most happy with the dining area, which features my grandparents 1950's Drexel table and chairs.  I am soon going to be adding their record player credenza and after moving my desk downstairs, I needed some DIY art for the wall. Looking to Girard for inspiration, I made three pieces using a lot of paint swatches lifted from the Home Depot.

I tried to tell a simple story with the three patterns... Sun and Rain make Flowers... All I need is that record player and my sunny yellow Release The Sunbird album will have a nice home. To make, you'll need: several colorways of paint swatches, a punch, some scissors, white paper stock, and a permanent glue stick. Arrange the design before you glue down.  For the rain drops, I made a stencil ahead of time and traced the shape on the wrong side before cutting out and arranging. 


  1. Super cute, Heather! I share your love for AG. Have you seen the Girard fonts from House Industries?
    I want them. I also want his Mexicotton fabric in pink/red:

  2. I have seen them and I want them too! I love the picture of him above, he's like my Mr. Rogers.

  3. these look great! love your dining room...

  4. Love it!! Where did you get the red lamp? I die for lamps like that :)

  5. Beth, got the lamp from Crate and Barrel!


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