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Have you shopped Anthropologie’s new arrivals for home lately? During the design process, we were having a bit of an ocean-inspired nautical moment and I couldn’t help myself while designing this Love Knots wallpaper. I was totally inspired by some of my favorite knots used when climbing, but also one very sweetly tied bow! I illustrated each knot and loop by hand, then layered in watercolor washes to make it super painterly. Then I added a touch of silver metallic to define the rope because you always need a little shine!

Be sure to check out my Love Knots Wallpaper for Anthropologie here!

images via Anthropologie

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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  1. 3.31.13

    WOW. So beautiful. I could see this in my house in a heart beat. I also love hearing about your process.

  2. 3.31.13

    Adorable work! Great to hear about your process they really feel hand drawn, love the movement going on!

  3. 3.31.13

    It’s wonderful! The looseness of it makes me feel physically relaxed and the watercolor washes are perfect. I really appreciate design like this that simply nods toward a theme, proof that you don’t have to stick and gold anchor and a sailor hat on something to make it nautical, no need to go overboard ;)

    • 3.31.13
      joanna said:

      exactly, joani! love your insights :)

  4. 3.29.13
    joy said:


  5. 3.29.13
    Sarah said:

    Beautiful! I can imagine this in a salon, floor to ceiling in a rich lady’s walk in closet, or very chic little girl’s room. What’s up with the antrho site, the whole thing seems to be down?

    • 3.29.13
      joanna said:

      thanks so much, sarah! i’m not sure what’s up with the site, it seems to be working on my end.

  6. 3.29.13

    So cool, love it!