What’s Inspiring Us

Written by Hannah Lyons

Hello to all! First, have you noticed our new Friday concept? Instead of Friday Favorite Finds, we’re focusing on what grabs our attention and strikes our creativity, we’re focusing on what we’re ‘Inspired By’. Accordingly, last week’s article  on the award winning La La Land. Better yet? Keep reading to find out what’s inspirited us this Friday…

Inspired By: The ‘Pillow Painting’

Our inspiration for today is a gorgeous contemporary piece by the ever so amazing, Hunt Slonem, titled Pillow Painting.

No doubt, Hunt Slonem is an artist favorite of ours. In fact, Carrie introduced us to him and his work. She’s been a big fan for a while and has even visited his studio / gallery in Brooklyn, NYC several times. I mean, look at how fabulous his studio is! Indeed, it’s an explosion of color and creativity. I’m in love with this huge butterfly painting of his that Carrie has in her home.

His use of color and texture techniques never ceases to amaze. Ironically, this “painting” is a print. Created in 1980, Pillow Painting is a serigraph or a print produced with the silkscreen progress. For this piece, in particular, Slonem uses eye-catching tropical hues and detailed patterns, all inspired by his time spent in Nicaragua (an influencer of many of his piece themes). Usually recognized by his bunny pieces, I found this print refreshing and unique.

So what’s your favorite Hunt Slonem piece? Speaking of his bunnies, if you’d like to see more of those paintings, check out this beautiful Bunnies coffee table book. Plus, find even more inspiration in this fabulous book which artfully combines Hunt’s love for both art and interior design.

15 Hunt Slonem Inspired Items We Adore

As for today’s “Inspired by” selections, notably, all of these items are influenced by Slonem’s use of tropical elements and bright colors. He definitely puts us in summer mode! Also, you may notice a lot of these items are from the recent Oh Joy! Target collection. I am completely obsessed with all of the products from Oh Joy!. They are modernly stylish and completely affordable. Nevertheless, be sure to browse all 15 favorite Hunt Slonem inspired items we completely adore.

Shopping Tip: If you find yourself in dire need of some adorable pillows, check out Anthropologie. I always find the perfect pillow! Alternatively, if you’re searching for even more affordable options, try Target or World Market.

Product Details: 

1 – Bunny Ring Holder | 2 – Capri Blue ‘Gilded Muse Collection’ Candle | 3 – The Worlds of Hunt Slonem Book | 4 – Oh Joy! Globe Task Lamp  | 5 – Artificial Plant in Copper Pot | 6 – Oh Joy! Rainbow Stripe Embroidered Pillow | 7 – BaubleBar Crispin Drop Earrings| 8 – Cult Gaia Small Bamboo Ark Bag| 9 – DENY Designs Namais Pillow| 10 – Bella Island Moonlight Tin Candle | 11 – Modern Pyramid Accent Pillow | 12 – Greek Key Jacquard Throw | 13 – Echo Palm Silk Scarf | 14 – DENY Designs On The Wings Pillow | 15 – Oh Joy! Rainbow Ceramic Small Plates

To Conclude

As always, thank you for joining us for another edition of ‘Inspired By’. Let us know if there is anything you’re dying for us to write about!

Finally, have you checked out our latest Houston guides? If not, click here and here. And especially don’t miss a huge update to the Houston Mural Guide. Browse the blog for more! Have a wonderful weekend everyone – sending positive vibes your way!

Graphic design by Ashley Cardoza


  1. Jessica says:

    That bunny ring holder is gorgeous! x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

    1. Carrie says:

      Isn’t that a fun find? I want it!

  2. Bella B says:

    I love them all!! I wan tone of each please. even though My bed is already filled with pillows.

    1. Carrie says:

      Haha! Exactly.

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