Saturday, March 28, 2020

VINTAGE PORTRAITS--INSTANT ANCESTORS

Have you noticed rooms with vintage oil portraits as decor?  I've been seeing them in every room of the home.  I call it instant ancestors, and especially like the juxtaposition of them in a modern setting.  Here are some images to inspire you to layer some history, character, and some strangers into your home.

I've had this portrait in my kitchen for a long time.  I've shared it before.




Here are some more of my favorite unfamiliar faces in the kitchen.


TUMBLR

The vintage oil mixes easily with modern decor.  It's the perfect juxtaposition.

SFGIRLBYBAY

These truly are instant ancestors.  They blend perfectly with the modern ghost chair.

JEFFREY HARRIS DESIGN

I love dark walls.

LITTLE BLUE DEER

ZSA ZSA BELLAGIO

An oversized portrait makes a statement and gives this room a European vibe.  The addition of the modern Pantone chairs is the perfect mix and match style.

VKVVISUALS

A vintage oil actually matches the look of the room.

CARLA ASTON DESIGN

I couldn't pass up including this bohemian space.
 I've always loved boho, and the layering over the drapery is absolutely wonderful.

TUMBLR

If you're patient, you can create a portrait gallery wall.

PRIMITIVE MODERNISM

Are you familiar with "altered art".   It's become quite popular.   The artist and designer,  Josh Young, has many creations of this unique design twist on vintage art.    You should really follow the link for a tour of his Chicago home.   You can also follow him and shop on his Instagram account.

THE CURATED INTERIOR
Altered art has been recreated on Etsy with printable downloads.
Follow the link for this art, or simply search altered art on Etsy.

ETSY

Let me know if you'd like to add some instant ancestors to your decor.

I can't publish this post without saying that I hope all my readers stay healthy and safe.
I also want to ask your opinion about design blog posts.   I'm feeling kind of shallow talking about decorating in this uncertain time.  How do you feel?  Is it shallow or a welcome distraction?
I also want to say that these horrible events have made me slow down and appreciate every moment of the day and focus on what's important.

How are you managing?

If you want to see more vintage portraits, visit my Pinterest Page, Portraits.

If you liked this post, you might what to read a related post I've written about Art In The Kitchen.


IMAGE SOURCES:  CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO BE DIRECTED TO ORIGINAL SOURCE.


2 comments:

  1. A most welcome distraction, thank you. I live in Florida and have elderly (90's) in-laws here also. It is very weird and terrifying times for sure. Your posts have always been fascinating and entertaining to me. Thanks for your time, design perspective and unique posts as always.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments and encouragement. May you and your family stay safe and healthy.

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