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Our friend and office mate Patrick needs our help!

Patrick Weber, WallsNeedLove’s print specialist and featured artist known as Alpha-Tone, has suffered from a debilitating condition known as Charcot joints since he was ten years old. The condition left him with no cartilage in his right ankle and left toe joints. On top of that, Patrick suffers from neuropathy and is prone to bone and blood infections.

He was thirteen when his condition left the doctors with no choice but to amputate his right foot. After twenty years, seven more infections and over thirty surgeries, Patrick is once again in the hospital with a bone and blood infection. He underwent surgery last week and is now on 6-8 weeks of antibiotics and 3-4 weeks on a wound vac. The bills are piling up.

Throughout Patrick's life he has found many ways to give back. Despite his ailments he has devoted countless hours to help those less fortunate than him. Patrick has been out of the country three times to help build children's orphanages, hospitals and churches. He spent six years volunteering in inner city outreach programs, visiting the elderly in nursing homes, feeding and clothing the homeless. He also performed many motivational speeches at schools all across the country about combating the use of drugs, under-age drinking, and fighting suicide.

Unfortunately at this point in Patrick's life he needs your help as he gets through this difficult time. Here at WallsNeedLove, we couldn’t imagine not helping one of our own. What better way than to showcase his awesome talent! We are donating 50% of all Alpha-Tone purchases to help Patrick out. In addition to this fundraiser, if you find it in your heart you can donate on his Go Fund Me page.


June 26, 2015 by Ali Abrahimia

Happy Mother's Day from a New Mom!

Mother's Day means something very special and very different to each of us. For some, you are celebrating your own mother or mother figure. For others, you are the one they call mom. And some have lost that special mom in our lives. Whether it's a day of celebration or remembrance, this Sunday is a day to shed light on the hard-working, self-sacrificing, loving women that make up such an important part of us.

I have spent every Mother's Day trying to make my own mother feel special and EXTRA loved. As a family, each year we have struggled to find the perfect gift for her. Maybe we've made her breakfast or treated her to a special outing. My mom is such an amazing person. She is my best friend and I love her so much. As I have grown up, I have grown to appreciate her beyond words. So even though I try to show her how much she means to us everyday, Mother's Day is a chance to really shower her with love.

When my husband and I got married, I truly got a second mom. I couldn't think of a better person to have as a mother-in-law. In January of 2014, she suddenly passed away and all at once, my husband lost the woman he calls mom, HIS best friend. And I lost my second mom. It was such a devastation to lose someone close to me, but even more so to see my husband go through it. So now Mother's Day is also a day to remember and cherish the life and love of a wonderful mother-in-law.

Then this year, I gave birth to my first child, a little girl. For the first time, I am beginning to understand the endless, unconditional, unquenchable love my mom has for me. Every day as my baby grows, my heart grows and breaks at the same time. She is this perfect little person, full of wonder. I can't believe I get to be her mom. So this year, for my very first Mother's Day, I just want to spend time with my husband and little girl. I don't need to be celebrated. For me, she is the gift. I just want her to shine. Clara Gail Ozella was born on January 26th, 2015. I can't remember life without her.

Though it's still a work in progress, I wanted her to have a room to sleep, play and learn in. She's three months old now, and I'm slowly piecing together this simple space that she can call hers (though I keep my office space there as well). So here's how it's coming along:

2" Confetti Dots in Gold (on wall by changing table)  |  1-Month Dry Erase Calendar (above desk)  |  Owls & Friends (in closet & above light switch)  |  Robert Farkas Sleeping Cat POSTER (on wall next to closet) |  Easy Stripe in Gold & Antique White (as a border on nameplate, calendar & edge of furniture) |  Fantastically Floral Wallpaper (as a surface skin on desk)

May 08, 2015 by Jenni Ozella

Do You Fancy Us?

We’re sure you’ve noticed their adorable little social button (and the coolest favicon ever) all over our store, but what exactly is Fancy.com?

According to their site, “Fancy is the place to discover, collect and buy from a crowd-curated catalog of amazing goods, wonderful places and great stores.” Add together the social landscape of Pinterest, the beauty of Vogue, and the ordering ease of Amazon Prime, and you’ve got Fancy.

There are several driving factors behind the site’s success: it’s globally curated by affiliates (and just everyday shoppers like you and me!) who speak 33 languages. And then there are the features. If you’re having trouble deciding what you want to get your new sister-in-law for the holidays, try a Fancy Box. Each Box is hand-picked by a global style leader, so it’s sure to include amazing products. You’ll find tons of gift guides ready for your perusal, and of course, there’s the sale section with up to 70% off retail prices.

In full disclosure, WallsNeedLove.com is now a merchant on Fancy, and we’ve been featured in a Fancy Box before, but we’d promote the site even if our merchandise weren’t there. There’s just something magical about shopping apps.

January 15, 2015 by Tamara Scott

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

She's the numero uno, and she's also the best at giving gifts. Last year she got you that cashmere pashmina you've had your eye on for months, and all you could muster for her was another gift card and a bottle of Chardonnay. This year, though, you've got it all wrapped up because you've found her the perfect decal or wall print. It goes with her decor, it's unique, and it didn't break the bank. Nice work, you!

Sophia Flower Illustration - $72  |  Life Goes On Wall Quote - $32  |  Jen Rome’s Bird Brained Babe Circle - $28  |   J. Paul Moore’s Mt. Shuckson Headboard - $75  |  2” Confetti Dots - $12  |   Super Real Birch Trees - $78


He's perfect in so many ways: he is low maintenance, looks good in everything (or nothing), works hard when he needs to but knows how to let loose. This guy deserves more than just another man-sweater this year--although he makes them look good. Get him a decal that speaks to his wild side, like the American Bison Mount Adhesive Taxidermy, or something a little more tame and kicked-back like the Dutch Antique World Map. Your man will appreciate your sense of style, and because they're decals, he won't get any strange ideas about "permanence" either.

Mustache Mini-Pack - $12  |  Shakesbeer Wall Quote - $10  |  American Bison Mount - $36  |   Woodsman Clock - $58  |  Dutch Antique World Map - $48  |   Robert Farkas's Emmet Doc - $20


You've never had dinner at her house because they're always in the middle of the kitchen/bathroom/front hall remodel. You don't care, though, because you can't wait to see what amazing change she'll make next! Stoke those creative fires with a gift of EasyStripe wall stripes or some Perfectly Imperfect Dots. She's sure to find an inspiring way to use them in her home. We won't tell if you steal her ideas!

Easy Stripe - $12  |  Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky's Wallpaper - $68  |  Palm Trees Circle - $28  |  Dry Erase Label Wall Decals - $18  |  Create Wall Quote - $18  |  Perfectly Imperfect Dots - $12


Maybe he's 7, or he could be 37, we don't judge. This kid loves all the fun things in life, from putting googly-eyes on all the items in the refrigerator to the latest YA novel craze. Indulge your forever-young friend with a Leah Flores Wild Things decal (reminiscent of the classic Sendak book), or maybe a Dog Silhouettes Mini-Pack. All of these youth-friendly products are great for any room in the house, and like the song says, for kids from one to ninety-two.

Leah Flores's Wild Things - $34  |  World of Color Map - $54  |  Marceline Smith's Breakfast - $21  |  Patterned Letters - $22 each  |  Dog Silhouettes - $18


It could be your mom, your big sis, your boss, or maybe it's you? Whoever it is, your Type A friend loves to organize and de-clutter. You know this friend will be prompt (or early) and you can count on her to always have her to-do list handy. With the Dry Erase Notebook Paper and the Chalkboard Calendar, you're not enabling, you're just helping her organize in a way the whole family can enjoy. Oh, and she'll love the But First Coffee Wall Quote, because how else would she get through the day?

Dry Erase Notebook Paper - $26  |  But First Coffee Wall Quote - $30  |  Be Efficient Wall Quote - $48  |  Bianca Green's Weapons of Mass Creation - $28  |  Chalkboard Calendar - $28  |  Plus Signs Mini-Pack - $12




November 26, 2014 by Jenni Ozella

Homemade Cranberry Sauce & A Ginger Cranberry Cocktail

A little part of us will always love emptying that congealed can of cranberry onto a plate and serving it up, but we are trying to be a little more sophisticated these days. This recipe is a simple, absolutely delicious alternative to the can. This homemade rendition will take less than half an hour and can be simmering while you make all your other delicious trimmings for Thanksgiving dinner. Try this out and we dare you not to sneak a spoonful while it's cooling.

1/4 c sugar (can substitute other sweetener if desired)
1/2 c pineapple juice (can use other juice such as fresh squeezed orange)
1/2 c fresh or canned pineapple (crushed or finely diced)
12 oz of fresh cranberries
1/2 c water
1/4 tsp freshly ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
(optional) chopped walnuts or pecans for garnish
(optional) orange zest

Combine sugar, pineapple juice, crushed pineapple, cranberries, water, cinnamon and salt in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in fresh orange zest to taste. Top with chopped nuts if desired. Let cool completely before serving. Best if refrigerated for at least 2 hours.

Looking for a cranberry libation to accompany your festivities? We are loving this Ginger Cranberry Cocktail from the Food Network. We would make up our own version, but why mess with a good thing, right?
November 13, 2014 by Jenni Ozella

No-Cut Pumpkin Decorations for the Holidays

If you’re like us, you hate to see that great pumpkin-y goodness go to waste when you carve up your gourd for the holiday. Once you stick your jack-o-lantern out on the porch, you can kiss your dreams of pre-Thanksgiving pumpkin pie goodbye. So, how do you make a festive October display without killing your squash? Use mini-packs!


no-cut pumpkin

Aren’t these adorable? Sure, they’re not super-scary, but they’re also no-mess (at least until you’re ready to bake these puppies and turn them into a yummy meal!).

We used black and white plus signs, black flying arrows, white skulls, orange coronata stars, and black and gold lightning bolts for our design, but yours could be as simple as gold dots on a white pumpkin.

The best part about these designs are that you can remove the decals and keep the pumpkin on your porch long into November if you're not going to eat it.

What alternative pumpkin decorations have you used?

October 24, 2014 by Tamara Scott

Have You Seen This? | Wanelo.com

Have you heard about Wanelo? They are an amazing company out of San Fran that brings together shopping, pinning, and all-around beautiful products for a new experience. 

Here's the skinny: You sign up for Wanelo and make your feed with boards just like Pinterest. The difference with Wanelo is that products including pricing, sizing, and in-stock information just like Amazon or Google Shopping. 

When you click on any product in a Wanelo feed, you have the opportunity to "Save" or "Buy" the product. Save will add the product to one of your various boards, and Buy will take you directly to the retailer's site where you can purchase the product. Easy peasy!

To give you a little preview, here's a sample of the most loved WNL products on Wanelo right now:


October 22, 2014 by Tamara Scott

Alpha-Tone: Hometown Guy Makes Good

Back in March, we featured our very own in-house artist, Alpha-Tone (Patrick Weber) right here on this blog. Since then, Patrick has been busy printing your orders and designing fabulous new items for you to drool over in his spare moments.

The latest Alpha-Tone wallpapers and circle prints are fun juxtapositions that are beautiful enough for your living room. His beer series grew out of a local Nashville collaboration with PM restaurant and Turtle Anarchy brewery in Franklin, TN. We reap the (visually) delicious rewards.

WallsNeedLove isn’t the only place that you will find Alpha-Tone merch, though. Recently, Society6.com featured him on the front page of their website. To top it off, last night Society6 included Patrick's pattern, also found on our wallpaper version Don’t Stop to Smell The Roses, on their monthly style-watch blog post, “Six Pack.”

Patrick’s work attracted a lot of attention to our own site, with purchases from style makers like Garden and Gun magazine and the Wanelo offices, and for good reason. His mix of the beautiful with the off-putting, thrown in with a little bit of irony and humor, makes for fun wallpaper, prints, and designs that will make you look twice. We just can't enough of him.

October 16, 2014 by Tamara Scott

October Inspired: Healthy Slow Cooker Chili (GF, VG)

This gluten free and vegan chili is easy to make and so incredibly good for you. With protein from beans and tofu and all the amazing benefits of tomatoes & peppers this is one treat you can feel good about splurging on. 

2 Cups uncooked black beans

1 Cup uncooked kidney beans

1 Cup uncooked cannellini beans

4 Small organic tomatoes

1 Can organic tomato paste (6 oz)

1 Block organic extra firm tofu

1 Large red bell pepper

½ Small jalapeno

1 Large red onion

3 Pieces of garlic (less or more to taste)

2 Tablespoons turmeric

2 Tablespoons chili powder

1-2 Tablespoons oregano

Sriracha to taste

2-3 Cups veggie stock

Soak uncooked beans over night.
Next day cook with 2-3 pieces of pieces to increase digestibility for 2 hours
(Once they start to boil reduce heat and simmer for duration)
Chop and brown the peppers, onion and garlic lightly.
Chop tomatoes.
Add stock to slow cooker.
Then tomatoes and tomato paste.
Add spices.
Add browned veggies.
Add beans.
Cook on high for 2-3 hours.
Pull tofu apart with hands (smash it) & add to pot.
Cook on low 3-6 hours or until you’re happy with it.
Add sriracha.
Top with nutritional yeast and avocado!

October 09, 2014 by Elizabeth Moore

September Inspired Recipe: Red Wine and Mushroom Risotto

This is the perfect meal for the transitioning season. It is rich, warm and filling without being overly complicated. Because of the red wine, the final product is purple (and awesome). Risotto may sound intimidating, but anyone that says you can't do this can sit down. It's not a hard recipe at all, but like most great things, it requires work and attention. The great thing about this dish is that you can add anything you want to it. In this version I only use baby bella and white button mushrooms and onion. But you can add just about anything you can think of. My version is vegan as I substitute cheese for nutritional yeast, but parmesan cheese would also do quite well. I also use vegetable instead of chicken stock but either will work, just make sure if you use chicken stock that it's organic. Serve warm with a glass of your leftover wine, perfetto!

Okay let's get to work! 


2 cups arborio rice

1-2 cups red wine of your choice

2-4 cups vegetable or chicken stock 

Giant serving of mushrooms sliced

1-2 onions (either 1 or 2 is your choice)

Large pinch of dehydrated thyme or one large stalk of fresh silver thyme

3 tablespoons nutritional yeast or a handful of parmesan 

2 tablespoon coconut oil

2 large cloves garlic (optional)




You need two pots and one pan for this recipe.

1. In the first pot drop your first tablespoon of coconut oil and begin to brown your onion(s). 

2. In your second pot add the chicken stock and thyme. Cracked pepper to taste but no salt.

3. In the third pan brown your mushrooms with the remaining oil until they are the consistency you most desire (I like mine pretty well cooked which I think goes quite nicely with the risotto). 

4. Add the rice to the first pot with the onion and stir continuously for about 3 min and then add garlic.

5. Drop in your wine over the rice and onion mix. 

6. Once that starts to to absorb, begin adding your stock slowly about a cup at a time or less. Stir the whole time. Some people say you can leave it for a couple minutes but I say just keep stirring, you do not want this to stick.

7. About 3/4 of the way through your stock, add the mushrooms.

8. Do this until it's done! If you run out of stock then just add water or add fresh stock (you wont need to add more thyme to it). You will know it's done because the rice will be slightly "al dente" like pasta.

9. Add nutritional yeast or cheese and salt to taste. (The kind of salt you use matters, pink himalayan is my personal favorite).


Put some sort of pretty leaf or a sprig of thyme on top and look like a boss when you serve your friends this amazing purple dish. You little chef, you!  



September 17, 2014 by Elizabeth Moore