I used artwork straight from my sketchbook from Rupe and I’s trip to Amangiri (I will forever be inspired by that place). The colors of the desert are perfect for this time of year and if you look back at my photos, the patterns I created were inspired by the landscape and architecture of and around the one-of-a-kind resort.
I just took photos of my sketchbook pages to create digital artwork from my sketches. Shutterfly makes it super simple to upload your own artwork or photos with a click of a button. They carry 4 different pillow sizes and I was able to upload all my patterns and then came the fun part, picking and choosing which art goes on what size.The other great thing about creating your own personal artwork and marrying it to product with Shutterfly is that with all the different product options they carry you can sprinkle memories all around the house. You also don’t have to be a designer to create these products, really anyone can do it. Woven blankets are one item on their site I hadn’t seen before so I was really excited to get one made to add extra warmth and texture for the cooler months. And coasters are also perfect little blank canvases that are useful to have around the house for all the holiday entertaining. They would make a great personalized holiday gift for your favorite hostess too! To create these, I used the same artwork files I uploaded for the pillows and simply scaled them down to fit on the coaster. Swapping out your bedding and throw pillows is another easy way to give your home a little fall update and when it comes to printing your own patterns I like to keep a few tips in mind.
I hope this helps you get excited to personalize and update your own home for the season and stay tuned for the full nursery/family room reveal.
Thank you to Shutterfly for sponsoring this post. As always all thoughts and ideas are my own.