Jan Eleni’s Smart Art Collages

I just caught up with all my recorded episodes of Home by Novogratz.  I’m a big fan of Cortney and Robert ‘s work.  Their spaces always manage to be so warm and fun, yet also so chic and artistic…not an easy feat.  In one episode, Cortney worked with New York City designer, Jan Eleni, who creates these amazing collages out of children’s artwork (image above).  I remember reading about this several years ago in the now defunct Cookie magazine, and thinking it was brilliant at the time.  With school starting in a few weeks, it won’t be long before the backpacks come home bursting with precious masterpieces, none of which I can part with.  But with only so much wall space, I’ll be contacting Jan Eleni to commission at least one of these smart collages.  Ms. Eleni is also a fantastic designer, with some of the most darling and creative children’s rooms I’ve ever seen.  Have a look!

P.S. ~ Don’t forget to check out my Joss and Main sale today at 3pm!

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  1. Dora wrote:

    I love the art on the wall in the first picture. And the chairs are so cute 🙂

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  2. Karena wrote:

    The children's art collage is perfect, we do only have so much room, and can't frame everything.Great solution!


    Art by Karena

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  3. Cara wrote:

    wow stunning!

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  4. Erika wrote:

    that dining room and kids room is ME! – that's MY design eye!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  5. so pretty, i love the canopy in the last room! xoxo jillian:: don't miss my fishs eddy dish giveaway!

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  6. Love the kid's bedrooms!
    So so so excited about your feature today!

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  7. I have read about these as well but thank you for the reminder!! I had never seen her design work however – love!! Good luck at Joss and Main!!

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  8. What a great way to keep the kids art work! A must have for parents.
    Angela and Renee

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  9. Lily wrote:

    Love it !! Cant wait to see your sale.


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  10. CDS wrote:

    That's a really sweet idea for a family room! I think too often we think of "children's art work" and forget that usually means it is fun and whimsical and probably sends off the good yummy vibes that most of your home needs. Kids art should have a place all over the home! 🙂

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  11. Lovely and fresh ideas…they are all so perfect…

    Claudia xo

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  12. Kate wrote:

    Love the clean, light rooms in these images…they have inspired me to re-paint my lounge and dining room this weekend. I can't afford to do a full makeover but I coat of white or light grey paint could make a big difference. Thanks for the inspiration! x

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