Kerri Rosenthal – Give Away!

IMG_0029-1I first met award-winning artist, Kerri Rosenthal, in 2011. At that time she was painting and painting and painting! She was on something of a creative roll and I could sense something special happening. You can read my first article on her here. A lot has happened in the ensuing years. Kerri continued to evolve her craft and her art began to reflect new styles, new subjects and to include photography (her new Le Biblioteque series is one I love), as well as interior design.Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 8.50.22 PMHer work had always been admired and used by interior designers, so it was no surprise that her art began appearing in At Home, Domino, Luxe Interiors & Design, CTC&G and Traditional Home. Her “Drippy Heart” is a favorite of many and went stratospheric when it appeared on the walls of Amanda Nisbet’s office in Domino Magazine.thumb_KR.Domino_1024Fast forward a few years.

Kerri evolved from an artist into a full blown brand. Last year, Kerri knew the time was right and opened her namesake Concept Shop in Westport, CT where she extended her original art into a home and lifestyle collection, XOKR. She has already released 40 designs that she incorporated into fabric, wallpaper and an exclusive line of furnishings.

But, that’s not all! In addition to Kerri’s own XOKR designs, she has curated items from her favorite brands, so that you are walking into a shop of her “favorite things”. Lines that you’ll find include: Clare V, Kule Stripes, Figure Love, Current Elliot, Ace + Jig, Jess Brown Design, and her own XOKR Bijoux collection.

Everything is blended into a visual color package. Stacks of stylish books are mixed with art, jewelry, clothing and home accessories which create a serious style vibe that you might find in St Barths or Venice Beach’s Abbott Kinney. It’s everything you never knew you needed, but don’t want to live without. And, if you find that you want/need more….Kerri has a team dedicated to bringing this vibe into your home through her interior design firm, Space + CO.Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 8.57.36 PMxokrIMG_0093IMG_0559HEART BRACELET_02 (GOLD_SILVER)IMG_0507-1024x768 IMG_0524-e1478051367255-768x1024 IMG_0129Even more important….it’s a happy place. A place you want to visit often, as I do! (You can read a post I did in on her shop here.) With each new collection, Kerri hosts a Pop Up event, creating a party atmostphere and one where fun and art collide. You can visit the Concept Shop at 10 Sconset Square in Westport, CT!IMG_0674But, today is a celebration of our shared love of tulips! And, one lucky reader will win 1 Tulip Nouveau pillow (100% linen and cotton blend, down filled with white linen backing), pictured below. The give away is actually happening on Instagram (@prettypink2lips) and will run from today through 10pm Sunday, May 7th. Winner will be announced on the blog and Instagram on Monday, May 8th!IMG_0030TULIPS NOUVEAU PILLOWScreen Shot 2017-05-02 at 9.38.58 PM

IMG_0618It has been my great joy and honor to watch Kerri soar with creativity and boundless energy, as she inspires me not only with her art but with her vision of creating a beautiful and meaningful life for herself and others!

Visit her in Westport or on her webite! And, visit often, as Kerri and her shop are constantly evolving!

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Weekend Wrap Up

Faena_Hotel_Pool_Other-View-1220x660Ahhhhh….it’s the weekend! I’m sitting poolside to recharge my creative batteries (and because my husband was sweet enough to watch the kids)…I’ll tell you where next week. So, while I read my magazines and novel (Along the Infinite Sea, by Beatriz Williams) I wanted to leave you with some fun links for the weekend!

The amazing Kerri Rosenthal “tiki tulip” give away

7 Steps to Healthier, Stronger Lashes

Chicken Tequila Taquitos for Cinco de Mayo

Where to find the cutest mini custom pinatas

Wishing you poolside-style drinks and someone to watch the kids!! Think of it as an early Mother’s Day!

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Kerri Rosenthal Art – Mother’s Day Give Away

unnamed-1Did you happen to see the feature on artist, Kerri Rosenthal, and her home in LONNY?! See that super cool citron “Tiki Tulip” in the photo of her kitchen? Well….it could be yours! To keep or give to someone you love. This is Kerri’s Mother’s Day gift to one very lucky reader! The painting is 16×20 and valued at $1800.

Kerri’s work continues to garner accolades and praise from CTC&G, Domino, New England Home, Traditional Home, At Home and Luxe magazine. Her work adornes numerous homes and is the focal point for many amazing interiors.

These are just a few “citron” selections that coordinate with the “Tiki Tulip” that she’s giving away today!unnamed-2Tiki Tulip Citron 48×72unnamed-3Kerri at work in her studio

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Recently, Kerri has turned her artist eye toward photography and her work can be found at Purephoto.com and Nest Inspired Home (both photography and paintings). Here is a peek at her limited edition photography.unnamed-8Isle de Soleilunnamed-9Napa Palm

unnamedKerri’s work is full of color – a color for everyone. So, to see her entire portfolio go here.unnamed-4And, to have a chance to win Kerri’s Citron “Tiki Tulip”….just leave us a comment about your favorite childhood memory about your mom! Was it a special trip? The way she tucked you in? Something she used to pack in your lunch? The way she made you laugh? A song she used to sing? Or are there many?!

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 * Give away is open until Wed, May 4th, to anyone as long as you leave us an email in your comment, so we can contact you if you win. Winner announced here on Fri, May 6th!