I am a jewelry and accessory designer and I've been selling through my Etsy shop Nest Pretty Things for 8 years now, I also have a jewelry shop for girls Nest Pretty Things Kids and one for brides Nest Pretty Brides I also have a blog nestprettythings.com
My color story starts many many years ago as a child, I come from a family of artists, my grandfather and my mother were both painters and my dad an architect, I grew up surrounded with color, art, textiles and design. I am originally from NYC but moved to Tel Aviv with my parents as a child, I spent most of my childhood going back and forth between Tel-Aviv and NYC, eventually going to college at Parsons School Of Design in NY were I majored in Communication Design, not long after graduation I moved back to Tel Aviv, got married and started a family, we have three beautiful boys.
I spent many many years working as a Fashion Stylist, Creative Director and Fashion Editor in the magazine industry. About 9 years ago we moved back to the USA to a tiny picturesque Vermont village.
Our home is full of color, I love to sew and I can spend days planning out colors for a new batch of sofa pillows... I am very inspired by art, gardens and textiles - I love vintage fabrics and anything with flowers on it, the more the better and a trip to a museum is like music to my ears, I try to visit nyc as much as I can even though I love the country life I'm still a city girl and the urban life, markets, colors and movement also keep my juices going.
All of this really shows up in in my work, I try to use unusual and surprising color mixes such as aqua with lilac and orange, reds with blushes and chartreuse and mismatched fabrics that create a bohemian look, the flowers in my garden are a big color inspiration too, the beaded jewelry are all inspired by my summer garden, but I also love a soft romantic palate, pinks and blushes, pale aqua and whites.
This year our youngest son went off to college and I decided that it's finally time to move my work space out of the house and the corner of the dining room and into a new studio space in town, it's so exciting to have this new inspiring space and room to move around!
To see more of Tamar's new studio and gorgeous home take a peek at her blog here or be sure to check out this recent post on sfgirlbybay. And if you are like me and just can't get enough of her fabulous colour sense use the links above to explore the rest of her colourful world.
Thank you dearest Tamar for sharing your colour story today, a visit from you is always so uplifting and energising. You have absolutely made my day!