A Look at Modern Farmhouse Lighting.

I must admit having your own signature style and sticking to it certainly doesn't come without some setbacks.

Over the years, my design aesthetic has changed and grown with me - from a little bit shabby chic to overly rustic but always with a common thread of vintage and the simplicity of farmhouse. Much like my style, my design doesn't chase the trends and the song "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool" pretty much sums up my vibe.

With "modern farmhouse" being all the design-rage in 2018, I thought I'd share a round up of a few of my favorite light fixtures.  I'm on the hunt for a new fixture for Wyatt's room and these caught my eye in the search.

Click on the fixture above for the source or to shop the light.

Love to know if you have a favorite, or any other fixtures you're loving out there right now. I need one in a bedroom that give off a lot of light.

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Introducing the Studio Apron.

A blank canvas is a symbol of opportunity, growth, creativity and what is to come. We wanted our Studio Apron to be a symbol of the same - a garment that inspires the artist and often becomes a work of art in itself.

When designing this piece, we wanted to be sure that it was suited to the actual needs of real artists everywhere. So, we teamed up with several amazingly talented artists in our community and asked for their help perfecting it. Kiki Slaughter, Britt Bass, Maggie Mathews and Sally King Benedict shared their feedback and their creative story with us, helping us make decisions about everything from pockets to length. We couldn't be more excited to share the details with you. 

blank canvas studio apron / heirloomed

The Studio Apron is made of mid-weight cotton canvas - it's sturdier than most apron fabrics to provide durability, but is still flexible to provide the wearer with a full range of motion - something that is oh-so-important in the studio world for creatives. As a subtle design detail, the pockets feature a series of diagonal stitches so as to resemble a gallery wrapped canvas, giving further nod to the blank canvas inspiration.

Gallery wrapped canvas + artist apron detail / heirloomed
gallery wrapped canvas / frame + staple detail / heirloomed
Studio apron stitch details / heirloomed

Based on artist recommendation, the pockets are also deep to hold brushes or to make sure your phone doesn't get covered in paint. All points of functionality were explored in the design process, with pockets being a feature our customers always covet even in the kitchen. The apron itself is made to be covered in paint, though much unlike the kitchen our artists told us that they probably wouldn't wash a studio apron, so we ensured that we made it as durable and ready-to-get-messy as possible. 

Our Studio Apron is well-made and well-loved, crafted with both the amateur and professional artist in mind. It's made to inspire, to be worn often, to be painted on, and - one day - to be passed along to the next generation artist in your family.

As part of this special series, we will be bringing you a feature on each of the four artists we collaborated with to bring this Studio Apron to life. Each was also kind enough to tackle a creative project for us as part of this collaboration and the result was this collection of"Apron Art"  individually hand-painted and signed by each artist in their own creative style. These mix-medium works of art would make a beautiful and unique addition to any gallery wall or art collection so be sure to pop over and shop the full collection before these one-of-a-kind art aprons are gone.

heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen aprons, tabletop linens, art, ceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com.