step into the salon.
by victoria comment

1/17/13

dining-room-portrait-gallery

i love a lovely salon, or home gallery of vintage portraits and paintings. the more personal the better, and the more unusual — well let’s just say i’ve got a thing for the unique, whether it’s the unexpected placement or the painting itself. it’s why i’ve held on to good old rico suave for so long, but lately i just can’t seem to find a spot for him. i went looking for a little inspiration and found some great little salons, boasting everything from a very kitschy mother and child to the beloved family dog. oh, rico, where will you go?

paintings

clockwise, l to r: lonny; dos family; oliver jeffers.

pet-portrait

english family antiques.

chocolate-painting-pillow

chocolate creative’s pillows make for a nice, unexpected placement.

design-sponge

i like this portrait all on its lonesome, via design*sponge.

ernest-hemingway

ernest hemingway looks just swell here, via photographer alexi hobbs.

llamasvalley

a lovely collectio of vintage paintings from llamas’ valley.

kitchen-sink

this image of paintings above the kitchen sink has always been a favorite of mine, via lyla & blu.

vintage-paintings

home life and house and home

• top images skona hem.

20 responses to “step into the salon.”

  1. Thanks so much for all of the inspiration you provide, Victoria. What lovely pictures!

    Regarding Rico, how about placing him in a spot above your kitchen cabinets? I love a man in a kitchen.

  2. Gorgeous photos. I love the mix of traditional style painting and sculpture with contemporary rooms. They all felt lived in and totally chic. I especially enjoyed the dog portrait with the wooden heads. It’s an update to surrealism. Thanks for posting!

  3. I am so loving all these pictures, they are great inspiration. I love unique decorating, and am always attracted to something unexpected and beautiful.
    I grew up in a home that was decorated from Sears, and everything matched and there was nothing unique at all to look at. This is no reflection on my parents, it’s simply the way it was.
    Thanks for your fabulous blog, I adore coming here every day!!

  4. I really like the half covered painting of the lady only leaving her eyes. For some reason it reminds me of some Banksy pieces of his defaced art style work.

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