October 22, 2013

Home Decor: Framed Vintage Silhouettes

I love these vintage silhouettes hanging in the foyer of Jessika Goranson's Upper East Side rental apartment.  A mis-matched collection (different shapes and sizes) with a consistent underlying theme (black silhouette profile portraits) displayed in an intimately proportioned space yields a look that's both whimsical and sophisticated.


Here are more examples of vintage silhouettes displayed in the home.

A pair as part of a vignette.


A salon style gallery wall.


A pair of large silhouettes in a bedroom.


Part of a dining room vignette.


Displayed in a bathroom.



Whether you're looking to create an entire gallery wall, or add a pair to your home, vintage silhouettes are affordable and easy to find.

Here are some options from Etsy.  I pinned these, along with my other favorites here.

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Etsy: Abstract Expressionist Art



The Far Side Print 10x10 fro...
$35.00

Small Abstract Painting Rumi...
$25.00

Original Abstract Painting o...
$99.00

Abstract Painting on Canvas ...
$180.00

Festive - abstract original ...
$245.00

Original 16 x 20 pink abstra...
$100.00

Original Abstract Art, Hocus...
$200.00

Art,Painting,Abstract Art,Fi...
$55.00

Pink Leopard 1 Acrylic Abstr...
$152.00

9 x 12 abstract acrylic on h...
$15.00

Pink original 16 x 20 acryli...
$250.00

Orange Dreamsicle -9x12-Orig...
$48.00

8"x10" Colorful Or...
$40.00

graphic watercolor in neon p...
$10.00

Spinning -- gouache on paper...
$80.00

Fine Art Print. Stacked Flo...
$80.00

Frank Roop's Boston Condo

I initially saw this room designed by Frank Roop in House Beautiful The Home Book: Creating a Beautiful Home of Your Own.  I assumed this was a photo of a studio apartment.  The photo is located in the section of the book called "Making the Most of a Studio Apartment."



Turns out this is actually the master bedroom in Roop's 1,600 square foot condo located in Boston's  Back Bay neighborhood.

Photos via Frank Roop' design interiors.

I'm sad this room isn't the elegant studio I envisioned, but it's still a nice room.  You can see more of Roop's home here (click on the March 28, 2004 issue of Globe).