I had the chance to go on a personal shopping adventure with a good friend to help pick out a few accents for her modern apartment.
She already has amazing taste and great style sense (think feminine A-line dresses, chiffon draped blouses, classic skinnies, oodles of statement necklaces…basically an understated Anthropologie).
On our shopping adventure I introduced her to one of my favorites – the Issaquah Gilman Gallery. Here you can find trinkets and treasures galore, most of which are modestly priced depending on the vendor. I firmly believe in creating a home that incorporates a mix of styles to create a sense of cohesion and the feeling that a space is collected rather than decorated. Every space needs a vintage piece – whether it’s a gilded frame, English bone china tea cup, or grandma’s hand me down serving platter.
Just a few collaboratively chosen antique picks and < $100 later (not too shabby!), we found the right accents to add a vintage feminine vibe to her mod apartment. (Not pictured – hanging, glass pendant light).
gold mirror trio [$15]
gilded French frame [$10] – this frame originally had a French etoile print, but I recommended nixing it and using the empty frame to showcase a cool monogram.Don’t you just love antique stores? It’s all about the treasure hunt. You never know what unexpected trinkets you will stumble upon.