Street Art Inspiration | Hm Loves Des Moines!

Have you been downtown lately? If not, we recommend you head down soon. It’s no secret that we love Des Moines, and lately, we’ve been finding inspiration everywhere! After visiting the Sculpture Garden last month, we decided we wanted to explore some more. This time, we’ve found inspiration in the wild, vibrant street art that is becoming more and more prevalent downtown. We love to make a statement, and we love how these pieces from our showroom bring the punchy fun of Des Moines street art right to your home!

No Action Too Small, East Village

At 30 feet tall and 60 feet wide, No Action Too Small is one of the larger works of street art in Des Moines. Commissioned by the Metro Waste Authority for its office in the East Village in 2013, No Action Too Small is meant to be a tool to educate the public about smart waste disposal and the importance of recycling. No Action Too Small was painted by Chris Vance of Bondurant, an Iowa State graduate whose inspiration lies in “a blend of cartoons, music, graffiti, and skateboard culture”. You can visit Mr. Vance’s website here.

At 30 feet tall and 60 feet wide, No Action Too Small is one of the larger works of street art in Des Moines. Commissioned by the Metro Waste Authority for its office in the East Village in 2013, No Action Too Small is meant to be a tool to educate the public about smart waste disposal and the importance of recycling. No Action Too Small was painted by Chris Vance of Bondurant, an Iowa State graduate whose inspiration lies in “a blend of cartoons, music, graffiti, and skateboard culture”. You can visit Mr. Vance’s website here.

  • Sphinx Kaleidoscope 4 x 6 Rug, homemakers furniture, sphinx

    Sphinx Kaleidoscope 4 x 6 Rug

  • Loloi 5 x 8 Rug in Cool Hues, homemakers furniture, loloi

    Loloi 5 x 8 Rug in Cool Hues

  • Loloi Barcelona 5 x 8 Rug in Warm Hues, homemakers furniture, loloi

    Loloi Barcelona 5 x 8 Rug in Warm Hues

El Bait Shop, Downtown Des Moines

We love the huge vintage-looking signs hanging outside El Bait Shop (and the delicious food and drinks that await inside!).

When we think El Bait Shop, we think of a relaxing night spent with friends in a casual, laid back environment. We think the same thing when we look at this retro-inspired living room, complete with giant scrabble tiles, beer pillows and fun wall art. You can shop these looks in our showroom now (and if you just can’t wait, here’s the sofa).

Flower Wall, East Village

How fun and happy is this flowering wall in the East Village?! Just looking at this art is an instant mood-booster, and who wouldn’t that in their home?

We’re not sure who the artist is on this one, but we’d love to have him or her come paint our walls. In the meantime, we’ve found some fun, flowering pieces to bring happiness into any room in your home.

  • Chooty & Co. Monaco Breeze Solid 17 x 17 Pillows (Set of 2), homemakers furniture

    Chooty & Co. Monaco Breeze Solid 17 x 17 Pillows (Set of 2)

  • Jonathan Louis Dorsey Accent Chair, homemakers furniture

    Jonathan Louis Dorsey Accent Chair

  • Coaster 902 Collection Accent Chair, Homemakers Furniture

    Coaster 902 Collection Accent Chair

  • Nourison Aloha 5 x 8 Rug, homemakers furniture

    Nourison Aloha 5 x 8 Rug

  • Ashley Honnally Accent Chair, homemakers furniture

    Ashley Honnally Accent Chair

Killer Rabbits, East Village

Located in the parking lot of the soon-to-be closed New World Café (cue the waterworks), this piece of street art showed up a few years ago and has been there ever since. We can’t help but giggle every time we look at it.

Did you come in and visit our Spring Marketplace? It was set up like a farmers’ market, and we had these fun little carrots everywhere! You can still find them here and there throughout our showroom; they’re such a fun way to go garden-chic!

Have you been inspired by the street art downtown? How have you incorporated it into your daily life? We’d love to see your photos – share them with us here or on social media, listed below. We can’t wait to see what you’ve done with your place!

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