Vintage posters have been a love of mine for years and over time I have picked up quite a few during holidays abroad to Italy and France. They are my all-time favourite type of artwork, in particular vintage advertising posters which originated in France in the late 1800s. There is something about a vintage poster that draws me in-the colours, the fonts and the whimsical imagery. Vintage posters are not just suitable in traditonal or vintage style interiors, they can work perfectly in contemporary spaces aswell.
In this large eclectic living space a wall of framed French vintage posters create a stunning and colourful display against a stark white wall in this SoHo loft apartment. A traditional Chesterfield sofa, vintage cabinet, traditional rug and super contemporary sofa all work in perfect harmony.
This is an inspiration image that I saved a few years ago when I was designing our home. I absolutely love it. The large vintage French framed poster adds so much character and personality to a space that could otherwise be a little boring. I already have a poster in mind for my own bathroom, I just haven’t gotten around to framing it yet!
I love the punch of colour this vintage poster adds to this modern monochrome living space.
An oversized French advertising poster adds a dramatic statement in this entry hall.
And we all remember the French poster Monica had hanging over the TV in her apartment? LOVE this poster!
The bedding picks out the colours in the vintage-inspired New York poster over the bed.
I love the colours in these framed posters in this child’s bedroom. Instant charm.
This Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec poster may be familiar to some fellow Carlovians who are fond of a certain Lautrecs Brasserie in town
One of my favourite vintage posters ever. The iconic Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen advertising poster for Le Chat Noir, thought to be the first ever cabaret in the late 1800′s.
For more inspiration, check out my post over at House and Home magazine…