The Beauty in Quirky

December 5, 2014

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The interior design images I am most consistently enthralled by are the quirky ones. The ones full of personality and bold pieces. The ones that give you the impression that the person that lives there is cuckoo in the best possible way. This of course should be tempered with a certain level of taste and grounded with some timeless elements. I say that somewhat reluctantly because truly I believe you should decorate in whatever way makes you happiest, even if many might not call it tasteful. You do you. Especially if that includes little clothed duck dolls perched inside a glass cloche display.

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There are not many who have the gumption to use a wallpaper like this. I don’t think I do. But man do I respect it. You can see that the entire room is not wallpapered (at least the wall to the left is white) which was definitely a good call. Stepping into a whole room of that might feel like what I imagine taking acid feels like. The floor is also a clean white, so clearly these folks understand the benefit of balancing quirky with timeless. The Andy Warhol hearts artwork perfectly breaks up the wall of flowers creating a welcome break and focal point for your eyes.

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This bedroom vignette isn’t too wacky, but it definitely has personality to spare. Can we talk about the “cat” artwork with a man’s face superimposed over the cat’s? So silly and usual, and undoubtedly can make a person smile every time they see it. I’m realizing that that table lamp is a lot like one I just bought for a song at the antiques mall. It’s also a brass base but in a different shape. Didn’t come with a shade. I popped a vintage style Edison bulb on it and suddenly it’s the most charming little table lamp you ever did see. The base literally cost like two bucks. When I saw the price tag I said out loud to myself, “Why yes I will buy you for two dollars adorable little table lamp!” Please tell me I’m not the only one that gets goofy at the antique store.

one | Milk via desire to inspire
two | Lonny via desire to inspire
three | Old Brand New

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  • Reply Marja December 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Love the pics! Especially the last one, ah.

  • Reply View From Above and Below December 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    That wall paper is pretty funky, I think as the back drop for something fun like a bar cart it’s perfect!

  • Reply PoshPedlar December 6, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Just be brave!

  • Reply lindaglovinghome December 6, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Agreed!…Love your sentence; “the person that lives there is cuckoo in the best possible way”. Too funny. But homes like this is where I get so much inspiration. Love the owl macramé hanging under the hat. Great post.

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