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Wednesday
Jul302008

Decorating with rock art

Colleen of Milwaukee emailed the other day with her design dilemma: "I'm a long time reader currently moving into my first 1 bedroom apartment. It's the first time I'll be able to decorate just the way I like it. I've been out of college for a year and finally financially able to put a little more quality into my decor. I like a clean, comfy aesthetic, but while I've found a few pieces I am currently purchasing (including this Ikea chaise) I'm struggling to decorate. I'd like to find a way to incorporate both my passions: music & travel. I love photography, especially black and whites, and the majority of the prints I have taken or collected are of concerts, musicians & various places I've traveled. I've looked, but I can't seem to find rooms centered on these ideas for inspiration that aren't strictly 'modern' (which is visually harsh to me). Do you have any suggestions?" Colleen, I think you've got it easier than you think. Black and white photography goes with anything, and I think this is true regardless of the subject. I think a vintage/boho look would be cool with your photography (which I'd love to see by the way), with a couple funky knick knacks/pillows here and there to relate to the photos. A wall painted black with a bunch of your photos framed in black (maybe with white mats) would be fabulous (if you own and can go that drastic). I also like the idea of the photos contrasting with the decor, like hung against a vintage granny floral wallpaper, with a retro leather couch or Victorian style settee below. I collected some photos that might help, and hopefully show you that the sky is the limit...

Antony ToddNew York Social Diary
DominoRob Fiocca
Jen FongElle Deco
Hans ZeegersLiving Etc.
DominoGhislaine Viñas
House BeautifulHans Zeegers
Apartment TherapyApartment Therapy
House to HomeBoligtorvet
DominoHomes & Gardens

Reader Comments (2)

Does anyone know the wallpaper in the
NY Social Diary photo and if I can find it in LA??

30 Jul 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShanon

Love b&w photos on top of granny wallpaper.

30 Jul 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

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