Stronger colors, harder lines, a humorous element. Vintage part 2 takes on a totally different twist and look, compliments of the Keim northeast-bound-road-trip and the last hurrah for the summer of 2011 . . Jersey ultimate destination. First stop. The diner, the northern diner that is … Second stop. The roadside HoJo’s.
A few key words . . Stainless, old pine, brick, the color coral, black . . and a lot of white tile, vinyl, exposed cords, retro / vintage signs and maybe just a little faded and worn . . in a good way.
(by the way … get the new Iphone 4. The pictures are amazing for a phone !!)
True Vintage . .
. . and what I mean by humor.
“The Circus” is on Route 35 in Wall Township, New Jersey, circa ‘1954 (www.circusdrivein.com)
Anyway, the point of this is …
If you are a designer, artist, photographer or just overly creative, you look at things differently, you notice materials, shapes, colors and in my case, these all-consuming images fill my head and I starting thinking of how to translate them into interiors. Metal bar stools, a stainless back splash, red accent colors and a black and white chevron rug . . from the things I see, places we travel . . let’s see just how I would translate them.
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a close up of a piece Keith worked on recently . . love the colors and style with the vintage look I am going for here . . and of course a little utilitarian reproduction.
and compliments of www.thevintagewren.blogspot.com . .
Creating the vintage mix can be a little tricky. You can tend to get carried away with too many similar things. . putting too many Coke Signs in your den only takes away from how cool the ONE is (unless you are a collector - then go nuts). Here are a few more images from the portfolio of the Novagrats who know how to do it right (www.thenovogratz.com). Comfortable furniture, strong colors, a little shimmer, and best of all a little humor. Take a look at a few of their designs.
The weekend is almost here …