Tuesday, January 14, 2014

5 GREAT Design Tips For Your Nursery

Select your key items, such as furniture for your nursery, first. It's easier to match paint to furniture then the other way around.

Choose soft and muted colors to help achieve a calming effect.

Think about safety when hanging items such as shelves, mirrors or wall decor in your nursery. Be sure they are securely fastened to the wall. Ask your hardware store for security mounts hardware.

Clean and simple is best. Don't overdecorate. Find clever ways to hide clutter such as: 

• putting a narrow chest of drawers in your closet


• use the space under the crib 


• use cubbyholes or bookcases for toys and books and add baskets to help hide toys and diapers

When choosing wall decor pick art that is meaningful to you. As your child grows, they can have more input on the choices. For some wonderful tips for arranging wall art visit Better Homes and Gardens' website.




Monday, January 13, 2014

Artist and entrepreneur friends...do you want more sales and traffic to your online shops?

Artist and entrepreneur friends...do you want more sales and traffic to your online shops?

Here is the wonderful marketing course that Bradley and I took to help triple our sales this past year at Phyllis Harris Designs.

The first 4 videos are FREE!



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2014 is the year of the horse

Did you know 2014 is the year of the horse in Chinese Zodiac?

Wouldn't these three prints be great as a set for a little girl who loves horses or for a big girl who has lots of fond memories of horses?

All of them are customizable, too! If you see a piece you love but it has the wrong hair color for your personal preference...PLEASE contact me and most likely I can accommodate you. Or maybe you would like to add a name or text? Just ask...




Monday, January 6, 2014

Polar Vortex?!

Polar Vortex?! CNN says...
  • 3,300 flights canceled
  • Coldest weather in 20 years
  • Not warming up anytime soon
And in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada cars frozen solid to the ground! Wow! Now that is COLD!!

With today's crazy cold temps, I think we all need a warm Bear Hug. This print would also make a great Valentine's gift to your sweetie. 


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

As the new year begins...

Happy New Year dear friends!

What a year 2013 turned out be. It was truly amazing! With the arrival of our first grandchild our hearts grew 10 sizes that day and continues to grow with each sweet smile we see. It was also a BIG year for Phyllis Harris Designs as we continue to grow with the help of all of you, my amazing friends and customers!
So once again I want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

Over the Christmas holiday I did find a few spare moments to create a new painting. Although this new print would work well for many occasions, I added the text with the expectant mother in mind. Most of the new mothers that I know would tell you that they loved their little one before they even met them. This art print would make a perfect addition to any little girl's nursery and would also make a great baby shower gift for the expectant mother who knows they will be having a little girl. To see the full painting just click on the image. NOTE: All prints are available with or without text.

Phyllis Harris Designs recently joined Instagram so be sure you follow us if you use Instagram to get a peek behind the scenes where we share work in progress on paintings along with lots of other fun stuff.

As the new year begins I cannot wait to see what is in store. We are already looking into some new opportunities for Phyllis Harris Designs that I will be sharing in the future but in the mean time here is wishing you ALL and very happy and healthy 2014!


Gifts that give back
Phyllis Harris Designs & You – Giving the gift of love and healing
Every purchase of a heart-warming Phyllis Harris Designs illustration print donates 5 percent of every illustration print sold from our website to Children's Mercy Hospital.