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Old Beginnings

Old Beginnings

Anyone who has followed my career or seen my early work knows I began with flowers.  When I started painting my subject matter consisted of flowers or still life's with flowers in them.  I truly loved the process - seeking out a garden or park to take photographs to use as reference for my art. 
I started painting in black and white to focus on shadow, tone and composition.  Later I would paint these same flowers in color.  Now I could practice movement and color theory.  It is probably to that time that I owe my use of bright, bold colors to today. 

I am still inspired by nature (see my latest tree series) and will paint the occasional floral.  My love of color and textured steered me towards working more abstract and conceptually. 

Over the years of painting and photography I decided to marry the two.  Since I had so many of these reference photos it seemed an easy start.  After some trial and error I began merging these photos with my more current paintings and other digital elements.  It is such a great way to pay homage to my beginnings in a fresh way.

I've decided to share these mashup photographs and offer signed, limited edition prints.  You can see them here.  Enjoy!

-Elizabeth Moran

Spring Yoga Gear + Simple Yoga Poses for the Beginner

Spring Yoga Gear + Simple Yoga Poses for the Beginner

Your home is where you spend the most time with your friends and family.  It's where you go after a long day or spend a lazy weekend.  At The Modern Home Co. we want to enrich lives through great design and unique products but having a great space isn't everything.  We are more than just a décor shop - we're a lifestyle.  We want to serve your body and soul.

Spring is about new beginnings.  It's not a bad idea to start off the season with a refreshed you. 

Yoga has been a physical, mental and spiritual practice for centuries.  It's a great way to relax your mind while stretching and toning your body.  Even better you don't need a large space or bulky equipment to get started.    Here is our collection of yoga gear to get you going this spring.

1. Kiku reversible yoga mat $34.98

2. Gaiam Yoga Block $10.98

3. Women's Flowy Tank $26.99

4. Lavender Yoga Legging $55.00

 

Again, keeping in line with the spring theme, here are some super cute bunnies showing off their yoga poses.

 

Hope you enjoyed this post.  Be sure to comment and share!

 

 

Welcome to The Modern Home Co. by Elizabeth Moran

Welcome to The Modern Home Co. by Elizabeth Moran

Hello and welcome to the Modern Home Co. by Elizabeth Moran, your one stop shop for your home décor solutions! I am Elizabeth Moran, the brain behind Modern Home Co. and this is my world!

To tell you bit about me I would start by describing myself, my work and what I do. If I were to define myself or tell the world who I am, I would say I’m an artist, a dreamer, a visualizer and a fantasist. I have been painting and drawing for as long as I can remember and have made a career out of it! Yes, many people say it was a bit unwise to venture out in a field where it takes ages to establish oneself, but with focus, nights spent on the canvas and by the blessings of my loved ones, I am here. I won’t say the road has been easy and smooth, it had quite a lot of bumps along the way but I made it. I always wanted a platform where I could showcase my art and paintings to the world. Thanks to technology, I can now do so.

Here at Modern Home Co. I don’t just sell original paintings but everything you could ever want to make your house feel like a home. I offer rugs, wall tapestries, throw pillows etc. from prints of my original work.

When I paint, I don’t use just a specific palette of colors but make sure that every one of those beautiful colors are on my canvas. From bright blues to mellow oranges, you’ll find a range of colors on my artwork. For me versatility is everything, which is why when designing each product I make sure that they are such that they go with every kind of style. From classic to vintage to modern, every one of my products would go with the kind of style you’re looking for. For example:

The red circles present a soothing effect of the viewer and would look great with a clean modern setting and would look absolutely breathtaking in a traditional setting. The colors are such that they go with every palette that you choose! Or take a look at this throw pillow.

Imagine this in your home; the yellow colors brighten up the sofa (and your mood after a rough day!)

I don’t just sell copies of my paintings but originals as well. So if you’re looking for an original to match up your setting, then I’ve got loads of them! I paint very frequently so there are always new works and variety for you to choose from!

Thanks for reading everyone!