At home with Amanda Shebiel. Art Fare Profile!
Recently I got to profile Amanda Shebiel and her super chic SW Portland home. Amanda is a design director for Nike and that design sense is so apparent in her home. She seems to effortlessly make choices and put rooms together so well! Also, she is super sweet and cool and it was just fun spending time with her, getting scoop on how she does it.
This gorgeous photograph on the mantel totally reminds me of a Gray Malin piece - am I right? Amanda got this beauty at COST PLUS! I'm kindof dying over that. She says she goes there about once a month just to see what they've got because their inventory actually changes rapidly and they don't get hundreds of the same piece of art, like so many other stores do. Good to know!!
One of my very favorite interior designers and store owners in Portland, Christopher David, made that super fun painting to the right. Amanda says he bought a bunch of paintings at the Goodwill and then wrote sayings on top of them. Of course he did! I love his work and you might recall we had him design our chandelier which is the bomb.
One item in her house Amanda spent money on is her couch. We both agreed that when you invest in something of high quality, it makes everything else around it rise. So she is able to mix in steals and it all works.
You have to make sure the foundation is legit. Then everything else is styling.
Amanda has a glass topped console in her living room with a tray on top she that she changes out seasonally with different small mementos. I freaking love this idea!! Seriously, this is one to steal. Beach trips in the summer, pine cones in the fall, matches from a great dinner, I love it.
Amanda's dining room is a study in bargain shopping. The beautiful wood table was found on craigslist for $200. The grey felt chairs and curtains are from Target. The white chairs and light fixture are from Amazon. I was amazed at her ability to shop for this stuff on Amazon! So far my Amazon shopping is limited to: items for my 5 year old, office supplies, and some household goods. Obviously I am underutilizing this website. Amanda says she will search for something like "Eames chair" and all sorts of rad chairs pop up in the style of Eames but more affordable. For the light she typed in "farmhouse light fixture" and found this perfect piece.
Like many of us, Amanda finds art on Etsy. This trio of hearts printed on encyclopedia paper came from there. She framed them with IKEA frames and put them on an IKEA shelf. I have the same shelves in my office. You really can't beat IKEA for easy, affordable shelves and frames.
These prints come from a local agency called Big Giant. Every year this agency sends 3 prints to their clients list, which includes Amanda. She has done some really cool things with these prints in various places around her house. Here on the dining room table she framed them with IKEA clear frames and uses them as trays for her plants. I think that negative space the clear frames create really elevates the look. Seriously I can't say it enough - she is so creative!
Can you believe how many tips there were in this one post? Thank you Amanda!! And that is only the first half - come back next week because there is a lot more to share! Speaking of sharing, please share this post with your friends that love art and decor. They will thank you and so will I!