Guest Post: Vintage signs for Eclectic spaces


I hope you’re having a good day. I’m still in Melbourne but am really happy to introduce Joanna Crain from Arcadian Home Blog who has kindly offered to write a guest post with inspiration using vintage sign in Eclectic spaces. This is something close to my heart so I’ve been looking forward to sharing this with you which I hope you’ll enjoy.

Joanna is a writer/blogger specializing in the interior design/home decor niche for over 10 years. She writes daily for numerous design blogs and home furnishings e-commerce websites. She trained in interior design at the Art Institute of Houston and has over 15 years of interior decorating experience. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping others create beautiful, functional spaces that will bring them joy each and every day. So over to Joanna. xD

Hello, everyone! It’s Joanna here from Arcadian Home blog, a beautiful place to find lots of decorating ideas for lovely table decor, wonderful wall mirrors and a myriad of wonderful light fixtures. I’m excited to be guest posting here on Diary of an Interior Novice. I’ve pulled together images of eclectic spaces that include all sorts of vintage signs.

From formal rooms with big and bold signs to casual looks with rustic touches and smaller metal ones, these eight photos show off some of the interesting possibilities for adding the appealing look of vintage signs to interior designs and outdoor spaces too. I hope you’ll be inspired to explore ways to include one or more of these treasures in your own design projects. Please enjoy!

1 Vintage Sign

Beautiful in red and white, a gracefully-shaped Boardwalk sign gets its neon back above the second floor landing of this lovely eclectic home. The front door and foyer are visible below and a home office space with heavy duty industrial lighting occupies the open space above.

2 Vintage Sign

Highly distressed, but still maintaining its bright colors, a vintage metal sign is the focal point in this small eclectic kitchen.

3 Vintage Sign

A flea market treasure, this vintage zinc pharmacy sign fits in beautifully with the eclectic look of contemporary art prints, French chairs and a lovely curved glass pendant light.

4 Vintage Sign

Rustic and natural elements meet contemporary style in this interesting bath. Color is added to the space with pops of green that include the “Way Out” sign, a tall cactus plant, tiny area rug and towels.

5 Vintage Sign

Vintage signs are also great wall art for outdoor living spaces. Rust-worn soft drink signs make for a charming collage on the wall of this open-air dining room.

6 Vintage Sign

Subway signs, both vintage and reproduction, look lovely in just about any style home. This white entryway with low-hung subway sign opens into rooms that are both exquisitely eclectic and alive with color and pattern.

7 Vintage Sign

Andy Warhol loved to capture the everyday beauty of corporate logos. Here he immortalized the iconic Mobilgas winged horse—perhaps the ultimate “metal” vintage sign in our collection today.

8 Vintage Sign

From Warhol’s Mobilgas on a rich mahogany paneled wall above, we turn to a vintage Gulf sign hung against white-painted wide boards. Gulf signs are highly-prized for the bright orange and gold color—perfect for rooms infused with Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango. Here, the rotund Gulf sign looks great with spindly contemporary lamps.

What do you think of these vintage signs and eclectic spaces? Leave us your thoughts below and be sure to visit us for more home decor and lighting inspiration!

Thanks Joanna! I hope you enjoyed her very inspiring post. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll be in touch again soon. xD

Image Source: 1 – 47parkay, 2 – designsponge, 3- elledecor, 4 –, 5 – thedesignfiles, 6 – desiretoinspire, 7 – thefrontrowview, 8 – coastal living


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