There is a new kid in town -- in the auction biz, that is. Have you discovered Chairish yet? They work sort of like eBay, in that there is a listed price shown, but many items say "Make an Offer." Many also include free shipping. They can be found here. You can both buy and sell all kinds of good stuff! There is lots of vintage, but some things are much older than others, even some antiques.
|Vintage Gloria Vanderbilt painting. Very large.|
Holly at their site discovered my old blog -- the one nobody can see right now because I have so far been unmotivated to type in 100 email address -- and they asked me to design a room around one of their rugs. I chose this one:
|Turkish Anatolian Kilim from Chairish|
You can't get more colorful than this rug, right? I designed a living room in a city apartment for someone I am calling a Fearless Woman, one unafraid to express herself in Living Color. This was just like doing a design for a ShowHouse only without all the legwork. If you can go to one website and plan the whole room from there -- what on earth could be easier? If nothing else, you can live in your design imagination for a little while, just like armchair travel, yes?
Let's enter this apartment in the big city and take a look around, shall we?
I did them one better: All this stuff you are seeing in this room came from their site. It was so fun to step outside my own French Boho style to mid-century modern, but still incorporate that Boho feeling. All these items are vintage from the 60s, and right now all of them can be found on their site.
Isn't Your Imagination a wonderful playground?
|In a corner to the left of the bank of windows near a door to the kitchen/dining area, we have a very snazzy pedestal holding a great sculpture.|
Last but not least, on the wall to the left of the sofa wall, we have a drinks table set up.
|This vintage Italian poster hangs over the drinks table.|
So here we have it, an apartment in glorious Technicolor to launch this blog! This was fun, and I was not compensated in any way. I made these collages on collages.com.
Please let me know in your comments if you liked this post, because I plan to do more like this.
Linking to Best of the Nest at Simple Details ; also linking to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch; and Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life.