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.
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.
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.
Vintage Sideboard in a field. It could not possibly look as beautiful indoors as it does here. Could it?
Source: Rust and Feathers
Vintage midcentury switchplate. Private home, Bethesda MD.
Architectural salvage is so photogenic:
Sources: Reclaimed doors, Lucketts Store. Window from Philadelphia Civic Center, Teds Bulletin Restaurant.
I’m always taken with industrial style lighting:
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.
Vintage school chairs at Ted’s Bulletin restaurant.
Yogurt shop color pop.
Sources: Houndstooth chair, Crate and Barrel, Blue Stools, CB2
Random Fun Things:
Mirror with frame made from reclaimed flooring from a North Carolina textile mill.
Day of the Dead decor – do you love it or does it creep you out? I can never quite decide.
Mirror: Lucketts Store Market. Throw pillows, artwork: Dwell, London.
*I don’t understand Twitter, but I am on it! Follow me there @alexdesignfinds