New patterns for SURTEX

I have been madly preparing for SURTEX- the Surface design show in NYC May 19-21st.

Here is a new Vintage ornaments pattern in pink colourway.

Here it is in Blue colourway. 

I'll have many more brand new patterns available which I'll reveal at my booth. 
If you're in NYC do pop by Booth 340 and say hello 
or send me an email to set up an appointment.

New Greek Vase pattern

This is a reworking of a pattern I originally posted about here.


Greek vases in Cerise
copyright Alanna Cavanagh 2012


Greek Vases in Limey green
copyright Alanna Cavanagh 2012


Above is my original pen + ink sketch which I used to created the patterns.

*If you would like to license this pattern please contact my rep Shelley Brown at i2i art.
shelley@i2iart.com www.i2iart.com 416 505 - 9522

Great bathroom + paint colour



Great bathroom of Illustrator Sandra Dionisi found in back issue (May 2011) of Covet garden magazine. Love the paint colour - so serene + looks great contrasted with those bowling pins! Sandra let me know the colour is Para paint B748-1 Jadeite.

ps. Speaking of bathrooms... Reno update: Last week I painted my bathroom. I chose Ben Moore Florentine Plaster and it was a Disaster! (that rhymes) so it's back to the drawing board. These pics inspire me to try a jewel tone...

Juicy pinks

I've got pink on my mind this week.
First this gorgeous ad from Madeline Weinrib resurfaced in my inspiration pile.

I just love the mix of ikat, zig zags and dots - all in varying shades of pink. So juicy.

Then I saw this freshly painted column in a friend's house. It added such dimension to the room + provided such a nice background for the artwork.

Then I found this great hallway in an issue of House Beautiful entirely dedicated to pink!
The paint colour is Ben Moore Razzle Dazzle.

I think pink might be the perfect colour for my kitchen wall. It'll join my other zingy shades of lime green + red which pop off the Chelsea grey in the hallway so nicely.

What I've been up to: Lots of Limey Green


Choosing colour for my kitchen + part of studio
Beautitone's F 130 Cactus: A great limey green - also known as chartreuse!

Starting the job
The green works really well as a zingy complement to the subdued chelsea grey in the space.

Alas this is not my kitchen but it was the inspiration for the colour.

I couldn't spend 10,000.oo on new cabinetry so decided to bring this hue + quirky vibe to my space with a 26.00 litre of paint. :-)

After pics coming soon!
ps. am very happy with this green however if you'd like something more yellowy I've also used Ben Moore Eve Green + Citron. Both great too.