“I stood at the doorstep of Ryan Lammie and Maddison Fyffe’s house, with a coffee tray in one hand and pastries from our favorite Lawrenceville bakery, La Gourmandine, in the other.”

Already sounds like a pretty good day to us.

The writer of Lu Curates, an independent art and lifestyle blog with the tagline “Life is how you curate it,” recently took a tour of Pittsburgh artist Ryan Lammie and Maddison Fyffe’s shared home–and it’s a winner.

The tour was part photo shoot, part interview, part relaxed visit with close friends. Melissa, the pen behind the blog, captured in her photos the aesthetic harmony that the couple’s art collection, in cooperation with their furniture and design, brings to their living space.

“There is an air of kindness and community that rings through their home. The pieces of artwork embody the tales of untold stories and friendship. One of my favorites and their most recent  addition is a bright pink mesh sculpture by artist Atticus Adams. It is one of the few pieces Ryan and Maddison both fell in love with. I can see a part of each them in the work. The bright playful color and form reflect Maddison’s style. On the other hand, the piece is made of metal mesh, an industrial medium that reminds me of the work Ryan creates.,” she writes.

Photo by Lu Curates

Ryan Lammie, who was born in Pittsburgh and now works out of Lawrenceville, has been working on two separate collections, “Origins” and “Gravity,” since moving back from Brooklyn where he attended the Pratt Institute. He has been named an artist of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial.

The full blog post, with more stunning photos, can be found here.

Rebekah Zook is a Duquesne grad and all-around story-telling enthusiast. A former fellow at WESA, she worked as a production assistant for their daily talk show. Most recently, she taught in the Propel Charter School system as a visiting artist. When she isn’t writing, Rebekah is a trip leader for the local non-profit organization Venture Outdoors. You can usually find her in a bright yellow kayak.