Instagram Anyone?

I’m sort of addicted to Instagram. I’ve never totally understood Twitter*, but I definitely get the “a picture is worth 1000 words” value of Instagram. I use it almost exclusively as a source for design inspiration. I won’t follow anyone who posts too many pictures of their cat (except you, cousin Emma)! I often share random photos I’ve taken of Design Finds there, thinking they’re pictures I probably won’t use on the blog. But it occurred to me as I looked over my Instagram pictures yesterday, even though I might not have enough to say about individual photos to justify a blog post, as a collection they are fun and inspiring. So here they are (some of them, anyway)! Sources, if I have them, are listed. If you like what you see, follow me @alexandradesignfinds.

My Inspirations:

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If I could own a piece by any artist alive today, hands down it would be Dale Chihuly. My house isn’t quite big enough for this, but I would be willing to make do with something smaller. His work takes my breath away. Every time.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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The hardest thing about vintage is knowing you’ll never know the story behind the beautiful patina of age.

Trunk above and storage boxes below, Ekster Antiques.

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Vintage Sideboard in a field. It could not possibly look as beautiful indoors as it does here. Could it?

Source: Rust and Feathers

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Vintage midcentury switchplate. Private home, Bethesda MD.

Architectural salvage is so photogenic:

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Sources: Reclaimed doors, Lucketts Store. Window from Philadelphia Civic Center, Teds Bulletin Restaurant.

I’m always taken with industrial style lighting:

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Lighting sources, from top photo to bottom: Flora’s Feathered Nest, Crate and Barrel, Ekster Antiques, Crate and Barrel.

Of course, I take pictures of chairs. Lots of chairs.

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Vintage school chairs at Ted’s Bulletin restaurant.

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Yogurt shop color pop.

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Sources: Houndstooth chair, Crate and Barrel, Blue Stools, CB2

Random Fun Things:

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Mirror with frame made from reclaimed flooring from a North Carolina textile mill.

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Day of the Dead decor – do you love it or does it creep you out? I can never quite decide.

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Mirror: Lucketts Store Market. Throw pillows, artwork: Dwell, London.

*I don’t understand Twitter, but I am on it! Follow me there @alexdesignfinds

 

 

 

 

 

 

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