ARTISTRY

Dec­o­rate for the sea­son by keep­ing close what you love and ad­mire.

Cottages & Bungalows - - Contents - BY ANNE BRINK

As au­tumn set­tles in and win­ter ap­proaches, many days feel cooler and crisper. But are you won­der­ing how you’ll add cozy warmth to your home in beau­ti­ful and time­less style?

A good place to start is with the prac­ti­cal and pretty hand­made home goods from Jacque Ann Dé­cor. These quilts, pil­lows and ta­ble linens are ac­cent pieces that fit eas­ily into your dé­cor for added pops of color and in­stant room up­dates.

Artist and shop owner Jacque Ann Ford prefers to use nat­u­ral fibers. She says, “My prod­ucts are made with 100% pure pre­mium cot­ton and are easy-care and ma­chine wash­able. I strive to cre­ate qual­ity, time­less de­signs that mix well with vin­tage finds and mod­ern schemes alike.”

VIN­TAGE-STYLE AES­THETIC

Jacque Ann started her busi­ness in 2012 when her two daugh­ters reached high school age. She was ready to re­turn to work and didn’t want to spend her days in an of­fice cu­bi­cle. Now she crafts her beau­ti­ful pieces in her home sewing stu­dio in south­west Mis­souri’s Ozark re­gion. “I find hap­pi­ness in de­sign­ing and cre­at­ing home dé­cor ac­ces­sories,” she says.

Nos­tal­gic me­mories of her grand­mother and great-aunts are a ma­jor source of in­spi­ra­tion too. Jacque Ann elab­o­rates: “They were ex­tra­or­di­nary women, who en­dured the Great De­pres­sion. They in­tu­itively had the skill set to pro­duce, pre­serve and pre­pare their own food. They sewed and cro­cheted their own gar­ments and home ac­ces­sories. ”To­day she is moved as a maker to cre­ate quilts, pil­lows and ta­ble linens in much the same way her fe­male rel­a­tives did in the past, but now to dec­o­rate her home and yours.

AN ART­FUL VIN­TAGE VIBE

Look­ing to bring home an easy, at­trac­tive vin­tage look? Hand­made quilts, pil­lows and ta­ble linens can in­fuse a space with unique pat­terns and per­son­al­ity. Lay­er­ing ta­ble run­ners in as­sorted col­ors and sizes helps cre­ate warm, com­fort­able gath­er­ing ar­eas for wel­com­ing fam­ily and friends.

“A vin­tage vibe comes through in my prod­ucts,” says Jacque Ann, “with the use of color, re­pro­duc­tion fabrics and pe­riod quilt pat­terns. I am in­trigued by pe­riod quilts and can spend hours study­ing the fabrics, col­ors and shapes used in their con­struc­tion .” These con­cepts then find their way into her de­signs.

And when her pieces find their way into your home, you’ll adore the col­ors, pat­terns, and warm, nat­u­ral feel they bring to your dé­cor. Their clas­sic in­spi­ra­tion and time­less look will help in­fuse your home with all you love and ad­mire, and a few nos­tal­gic me­mories too.

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