Vintage Eclectic Interiors with Bold Pops of Color

Those of you who know me are aware of my tremendous LOVE for antiques and vintage furnishings from all eras. And that my passion for visiting historic sites and architectural gems is so powerful! I often drag my wonderful fourteen year old son, Grady, around with me (he really does have fun and we enjoy spending the time together).

My son, Grady, in front of Nemours: the Dupont Mansion in Delaware.  Just one of the fabulous historic sites we've visited together.

My son, Grady, in front of Nemours: the Dupont Mansion in Delaware. Just one of the many fabulous historic sites we’ve visited together.

I’m also thankful to do this type of activity with my Questers group on a regular basis throughout the year. It’s extremely rewarding to experience history with a group of like-minded individuals! You can find out more about Questers International here: http://www.questers1944.org/

These frequent excursions to historic sites and my own love for antiques and vintage furnishings have definitely influenced my design work over the years.

Today I want to share some images with you from a fantastic new Pinterest board I created called ‘Eclectic Mix of Vintage and Color’. You can check it out here: http://www.pinterest.com/robinsonint/eclectic-mix-of-vintage-and-color/
This look was, in part, my inspiration for my recent Bucks County Designer House sunroom project.

A wonderfully collected eclectic and colorful room by Todd Alexander Romano found on Pinterest.

A wonderfully collected eclectic and colorful room by Todd Alexander Romano found on Pinterest.

I’m just loving how many notable designers are combining a bohemian mix of items in an UNdecorated feel…surrounding themselves with pieces they truly love.
A colorful pink sofa with a large mirror used behind it is very similar to the statement pieces in my Bucks County Designer House sunroom.

A colorful pink sofa with a large mirror used behind it is very similar to the statement pieces in my Bucks County Designer House sunroom.

One of my favorite blogs, Cote De Texas, wrote a post about what she calls “The cluttered English Country home style”. The author, Joni Webb also has a fondness for this bohemian mix of antiques and color. Read her wonderful post about it here: http://cotedetexas.blogspot.com/2008/05/to-clutter-or-not-to-clutter.html

It takes courage, and flair to implement this look, but the style is so truly energizing, free…and edgy. I just love it!

So I’m sharing here, today, some of my favorite designers who are masters at this style. The first is Windsor Smith, an A-list designer from Los Angeles, CA.

A very bold color scheme is used here by Windsor Smith, using Vintage, Antiques, and Ethnic pieces.

A very bold color scheme is used here by Windsor Smith, using Vintage, Antiques, and Ethnic pieces.


Another famous designer who is known for this look is Kathryn Ireland.
Designer Kathryn Ireland uses a wide variety of ethnic fabrics and fine antiques to create her own unique style with bold colors and strong patterns.

Designer Kathryn Ireland uses a wide variety of ethnic fabrics and fine antiques to create her own unique style with bold colors and strong patterns.


Recently featured on Elle D├ęcor is Alex Papachristidis’ home with wild pattern and color.
Another A-list designer, Alex Papachristidis, uses an exotic mix of antiques, pattern and bold color in his own home.

Another A-list designer, Alex Papachristidis, uses an exotic mix of antiques, pattern and bold color in his own home.

Not everyone embraces this courageous style, but one can appreciate the fearless quality and sense of curated high-fashion that it evokes. What do you think of this current trend in the design world…do you crave some Boho Chic as well?

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