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).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.
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.
Another famous designer who is known for this look is Kathryn Ireland.
Recently featured on Elle Décor is Alex Papachristidis’ home with wild pattern and color.
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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