Home is Where the Art Is

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Think you have to scour out-of-town stores and shop online for hot-ticket home décor items featured on the Today Show and in American Dream Cottages magazine? Try looking right under your nose here in Grand Rapids at the Artgoodies studio. Owner Lisa Price is behind the one-woman show selling tea towels, aprons, and pillows all embellished with Price’s original linocut block prints in bicycle, owl, and strawberry motifs.

“It’s amazing to be named one of the hottest housewares companies in the USA,” says Price on her blog. The artgoodies style is what happens when a degree in printmaking and a love for art, home goods, vintage styling, textiles, and nature collide. So, why do you need to own an ice cream emblazoned tea towel in your kitchen or a blue bike print pillow taking up room on the sofa?

“I like to think of it as bringing art into the everyday. You can have them in your home and it’s less intimidating than traditional art—those cute, cool, special things that you can actually utilize,” says Price.

Inspiration comes from good childhood memories of grandma, the “ultimate DIY queen,” says Price, who, when it comes to home styling, appreciates a merge of vintage and modern style with emphasis on blending whether with many, bright colors or by exercising a monochromatic-type mood.

If you’re in the mood to update the look of your home try a visually arresting pink cupcake accent pillow because in the artist’s words, “I can’t live without color. I’ve got to have color everywhere. It makes me feel more alive. It’s a totally different feeling.”

Click here to view all the artgoodies splendor! 

Written by: Missy Black is a freelance writer specializing in fashion. One of her favorite fashion interviews was Nigel Barker from America's Next Top Model. Her love of fashion keeps her awake at night dreaming of Cheetah print flats paired with red skinny jeans and anything lace. Missy lives in the Grand Rapids area and has written horoscopes, restaurant reviews, and enjoys another title as shoe copywriter. When her nose isn’t stuck in a book you’ll find her in an antique store or flea market. Photo: Lisa Price

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