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Desert Days


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Nothing captures the spirit of the open road like a picture of the famous Route 66 going through a desert landscape. The dusty colours give the image a melancholy, vintage feel. This photograph is by Etsy store MerakiBrooklyn.

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This is a great mix of desert vegetation, open skies, pastel colours and a bit of water in case you get thirsty. The light wooden frames complement the pictures beautifully. All prints are available at Wilder California.


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To give your interior a vintage feel, pick a desert image in black and white, with a mount and a frame of lacquered wood. The little flowering pot plant in front of it is a smart touch, it lightens the stark image.

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If you think desert pictures only fit a bohemian interior, take a look at this room by Greenhouse Interiors. It is chic, minimalist and classy, but the pastel tones of the picture add softness and warmth.

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Another lovely collection of images with a desert theme, this time for a charming home office. A group of just cacti and succulents would have been a tad boring; it’s the desert picture with the horses that enhances the whole.


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Photographer and writer Jordan Sullivan made the most beautiful pictures of the mountains in Death Valley. Hanging a bunch of them together will showcase the arresting shapes and colours at their best.

Having a picture of a landscape next to your bed is like having a window with a great view. This one is a fabulous fit for the colours of the furniture, wallpaper and accessories in the room. The rose gold lamp is a good find: it adds shine to the mix of soft textures.

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Two desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, meet in the Joshua Tree National Park. It is a wonderful site, made famous by the 1987 U2 album The Joshua Tree. Pictures of the landscape, like these by society6, will have you dreaming about a US road trip.


Images from: wildercalifornia.com, bloglovin.com, etsy.com, society6.com, lowstoluxe.com, greenhouseinteriors.com.au, yesterdayssweetheart.com

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Smart Deco


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Black walls are a big trend, but an all black wall might be a bit too grim. What about a shimmering art deco work like this one in a thin brass frame to lighten the mood? You’ll make the room pop!

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For those who are into the all white, Nordic style: an art deco artwork could – surprisingly – make for an interesting style clash. This artwork in gold and black brings elegance to this simple room. It’s from Etsy shop Lovely Posters.

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Designing your dining room? Why not consider a wooden art deco wall panel? This one by Katie Martinez Design is an absolute feast for the eye. It will make even the simplest of dinners a classy experience.


Art deco wallpaper will instantly transform your room into a very chic space. The one on the left is called Metropolis, designed by Catherine Martin, and we definitely think it’s a winner. The one in the middle and on the right are by Think Noir Wallpaper.

 

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There are a lot of affordable art deco interior accessories available, like these pretty cushions from webshop Zazzle.nl. We love the fan pattern, as this is such an iconic pattern for the art deco period.


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This huge art deco artwork is a gorgeous match for the lovely piece of furniture. The lines of the print itself, of the frame and of the credenza look great together. Also cool: the way the brass legs of the credenza reflect the shiny artwork.

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The fonts that are associated with the art deco period look just wonderful. And a quote of the period, like this one by F. Scott Fitzgerald, in one of those snazzy fonts? It will be a fetching presence on any cabinet or credenza.

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Wow! Check out this amazing art deco panel in brushed aluminium by Etsy shop Moda Industria. It looks modern and nostalgic at the same time. The artwork is an impressive eye catcher but due to its lightness it’s not over the top. It’s just perfect.

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French Icons


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When he was in his heyday, nobody was more broodingly handsome than Alain Delon. A vintage movie poster featuring the actor, like this one of Un Flic, is an unexpected and beautiful addition to a classic interior.

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This gallery wall brings quite an eclectic but good-looking company together. Bien étonnés de se trouver ensemble, like the French would say. Scarlett Johansson, autumn leaves and old family portraits are joined by a glamorous picture of Birkin and Gainsbourg.

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Another picture of Jane, looking wonderful with her bangs and pretty pea coat. She fits right in between the playful paintings, photobooks and knick-knacks like the piece of coral. A bohemian resident for a bohemian interior.


Jane Birkin is British but she has been living and working in France since the late sixties. She nailed the laid back, bohemian French style like no other, as shown in this fabulous black and white picture of young Jane. With a gold frame and gold accessories, it looks quite chic.
 
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It’s Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin! The mythic couple, although known for their bohemian lifestyle, look great in this monochrome Scandinavian room. A few items in earthy colours, like the vases, keep the room from looking too stark.
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When he was in his heyday, nobody was more broodingly handsome than Alain Delon. A vintage movie poster featuring the This is a cute little corner honouring the love between Birkin and Gainsbourg, like a small altar. The use of a clipboard and tape, instead of frames, give it a light touch. The branch and candles add warmth.

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No article on French icons is complete without Catherine Deneuve. This classic little corner is made quite a bit more intriguing by the film poster of Belle de Jour, one of Deneuves’s most famous movies.

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Singer and actress Françoise Hardy rose to fame in the sixties. She was the ultimate cool girl, often clad in jeans and leather. This picture of her wearing futurist sunglasses is an original addition to this quite traditional bedroom.


Images from: lonny.com, brit.co, vintageandchicblog.com, scandinavianlovesong.com, domainehome.com, pinterest.com, lottaagaton.blogspot.se, etsy.com

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Under the Microscope


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Michael W. Davidson, working at Florida State University, put some spirits and cocktails under the microscope. The resulting images are simply stunning. No wonder the drinks make you feel light-headed.


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The vibrant colours of microscopic art work well in a simple, mainly white interior. This print is by Ilus Art, a company that sells scientific images of human cells and donates part of the proceeds to research.

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Looking for a cool finishing touch? How about these throw cushions, with microscopic images in gorgeous colours? They’re available from Etsy shop MacroGrafiks.under-the-microscope-82


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A microscopic image will look great as part of a wall gallery, too. Of course, the danger is that the other pictures will seem a bit tame compared to it. But that’s the secret to a good collection: it’s all about the balance. Btw: this is an image of a kidney stone!

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Even for the lovers of dark and moody colours, there are microscopic images to be found. Like this beautiful one of vitamin C! It’s a great, unexpected pick for this Scandi chic interior.

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Microscopic images aren’t all bright colours and psychedelic shapes. Some have softer shades and shapes, like this one of plant cells. And that’s why it looks great in a pastel interior.


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Dutch company 4BlueCells turns microscopic images of body cells of you or your loved ones into very personal pieces of art. Now there’s an original idea. And who knew stuff like blood and hair could look this good?


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More drinks! It’s no wonder the gorgeous microscopic images of alcohol, created by Michael W. Davidson, were turned into art. At Bevshots.com you can find them as wall art and on scarves and hip flasks.


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Portrait of a Lady


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AD Magazine shows how to do modern dark romance! Your stately female portrait – this one is by Thomas Gibson – belongs on a dramatic black wall, with an impressive console table in front of it. Use a super chic silver frame, and don’t forget an exquisite lamp to illuminate the art.

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Your bedroom a bit boring? Give it a classy makeover with pastel colours and some dramatic drapery. This combo of luxurious fabrics in faded pink and the portrait of a lady in warm tones is fascinating, and the use of blue and chocolate brown paint makes the story complete. The portrait is by Anewall.

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The pink dress of the lady seems the starting point for the styling of this room. Note how the lamp (Gradient Lamp by Studio WM), the sophisticated couch, the walls and the antique portrait form a romantic yet modern unity. The golden frame adds the necessary amount of chic.


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Englands Glenham Hall – dating from the year 1560 and nowadays a fantastic wedding venue – features enlarged 18th century art pieces as wallpaper. It really adds drama and atmosphere to the rooms. The pictures are part of the series Blow Up for W Magazine, by the great photographer Tim Walker.


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The wall gallery in this Scandi-boho space is a true eye catcher, especially because of the intriguing warm artwork. We like the white frame for the portrait: this way the colours blend with the interior. The chessboard as wall art is an utterly cool idea, too.

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Check this eclectic wall gallery: two vintage portraits, two little antique frames and a small mirror that reflects the river stones in the bowl. Great idea! The black and white cabinet keeps the setting cool, the clear vase with green leaves keeps it fresh.

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The bathroom might not be the most logical place to display your historical portrait but imagine what this bathroom would look like without the art. Missing something, no? Choose a striking antique or vintage frame, as it’s all about mixing opposites.

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This modern but classic room is beautifully designed by designer Jean-Louis Deniot: see how the dress of the lady heightens the whole colour scheme. It’s a perfect marriage between greys, blues, white, black and gold.