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!

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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.

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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.

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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

[/slider][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”true”]El Bait Shop, Downtown Des Moines[/custom_headline]

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

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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).

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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?

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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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