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Etsy finds: Summer trends selected by The Lovely Drawer

Jul 9, 2014

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Teri Muncey describes herself as a designer, illustrator, stylist and crafter, and her gorgeous blog is high up on our inspiration list (get on over to browse Teri’s monthly free iPhone/iPad wallpaper illustration downloads). Teri originally trained in surface design, and now freelances as a designer working on projects from wedding stationery to corporate branding. Growing up, she says she was never far from a pencil, and her love of DIY and colour have shaped her creative life. She recently opened her own Etsy shop, where you can find her illustrations, prints and DIY wedding stationery.


“Im so excited to have skipped on over from The Lovely Drawer to team up with Etsy for this guest curator post! I love the wealth of talent and inspiration that this online treasure trove offers and its fantastic to know youre supporting independent designer makers with every purchase.

It was really tough to narrow down my picks but Im sharing a whole bunch of items within three very different but individually strong trends. 

Pale & Interesting

pale & interesting

A calm and dreamy palette that allows you to team each item with near enough anything. It’s all about subtlety; soft lines, barely there textures and hints of hues. This is sophisticated femininity.

(1) Small snow white cube, £20 by Made By Manos    (2) Peach triangle earrings, by SpanJewellery        (3) Print from £34.75 by Fieldandhedgerow  (4) Ombre statement tassel necklace, £14.90 by Freshfromthekiln  (5) Bright white textured ‘Elle’ iPad case/clutch £20 by LoraDoraSutton

Monochrome pattern frenzy

monochrome pattern frenzy

Black and white doesn’t have to be dull! These striking designs with a touch of tribal pattern makes for ‘kapow’statement pieces. A winner for your wardrobe or your home, these bold monochrome treats have such longevity.

(1) Chevron crown-knitted statement necklace, £58 by AmyLawrencedesigns  (2) Zipper pounch, £16 by bowsandonarrows  (3) Spaghettio planter by JodePankurst  (4) Ikat pillow cover £12.87 by CoupleHome  (5) Black and white triangle washi tape £2.25 by ChambyandCor

Mouth watering design

mouth watering design

Is it me or are watermelons popping up all over the place? Bright and fun, these juicy treats are perfect for our approaching summer. It’s all about fresh colours, adding some quirkiness and not taking ourselves to seriously.”

(1) Handmade leather watermelon slice earrings £14 by Benushop  (2) Watermelon notecards by ClamCorrespondence  (3) Watermelon iPhone case £15 by Vividplease  (4) Watermelon necklace £18 by LucieOellen  (5) Sandia watermellon pillow cover £20.47 by PillowandPocket

View all Teri’s summer picks here. Which is your favourite trend for summer?


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