Chintz & Swagger

January 30, 2013 3 Comments

Is there anything more idealized than the idea of strolling down the streets of the west village? The answer is no. Especially when that daydream is set to the tune of watercolor illustration.

If I had a dollar for every girl I've met here who said "well I first knew I wanted to move to NYC when I visited and my friends took me to brunch in the west village"... I'd be rich.

and if I had another dollar for every girl who said "and then I moved here and ended up in a fifth floor walk up on avenue B"...I'd be much richer.


When Colleen of Chintz & Swagger approached me to create this scene, I knew I had to take on the challenge.

I mean, it's the perfect storm of a commission request. Puppy, check. Cute store front with leopard Louis XIV chairs, check, passing taxi, check. Pretty blonde interior decorator, check!

Be sure to visit Colleen's new website, featuring my illustration and her lovely design aesthetic.

And while you're browsing, you should also visit the Layla Grayce Backroom to see my newest monthly installation. (pictured below)


Posted in chintz & swagger, colleen, illustration, Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, layla grayce, News and Events, NYC, west village

merry merry

December 25, 2012 7 Comments

Christmas is here! Time to pop the champagne!

Here's my holiday sketch for the Layla Grayce Blog. Hope you and yours are merry and bright this week.

Posted in bar cart, Christmas, Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, layla grayce, News and Events

November at Layla Grayce

November 28, 2012 0 Comments

Here is my newest illustration for the Layla Grayce blog "The Back Room"

This month I'm thinking about party dresses because everyone and their brother is having a holiday party. Visit the blog to read about my inspiration behind the post!

Posted in christmas parties, fashion illustration, Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, layla grayce, The Sketch Book, watercolor

October at Layla Grayce

October 12, 2012 3 Comments


My newest illustration for the Layla Grayce blog, The Backroom! This month I explore the joys of decorating my imaginary daughter's room. She didn't love the pink walls but, seeing as she is a figment of my imagination, she had no choice.

Ohh... my imaginary bundle of joy... she's such a riot.

I hope to someday have an actual daughter. I can't wait to hear her to finally confirm my suspicions and tell me I'm crazy. I don't think anyone gets a truly honest assessment of their life until they have a girl.

Anyway... visit the Layla Grayce blog and hear all about my choices for children's decor!

Ps. Thought you'd like to know that every time I typed the word daughter in this post I spelled it "daugther" and I also spelled suspicions as "suspiciouns"... am I alone in thinking I may have improved upon both words??

Happy Weekend!

Posted in Inslee By Design, layla grayce, the backroom, The Sketch Book

September at Layla Grayce

September 12, 2012 2 Comments

An illustration for the Layla Grayce Backroom Blog for September. Go check it out and read about my inspiration!

Posted in home design, interior, layla grayce, new studio, News and Events, september inspiration, watercolor

August at Layla Grayce

August 14, 2012 4 Comments

I'm guest posting today on the Layla Grayce blog: The Backroom!

Layla Grayce is an online boutique destination for design, clothing and gifts. I illustrated some of my favorite items from their collection for this month's sketch. You can read all about my inspiration on their blog too. Check back each month of the year for new LG items in the form of a sketch!

Posted in illustration, Inslee, layla grayce, News and Events, the back room, watercolor