Susanna Salk’s Decorate Fearlessly

Awhile ago I picked up a few decorating books at my local library.

(But you already knew that if you follow me on Instagram!)
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Let me start by saying that all four of the books that I picked up are well worth your time.

But I’m obsessing over Susanna Salk’s Decorate Fearlessly.

Susanna Salk's Decorate Fearlessly // Pursuing Vintage

Susanna Salk / Decorate Fearlessly / via Pinterest

 

When I opened it, I was immediately drawn into the pages upon pages of stunningly colorful rooms.  Layers of patterns, textures, and colors.  Salk has compiled rooms that are truly exquisite eye candy.  Let me share a few with you (sourced from Salk’s Pinterest boards).

Susanna Salk’s Decorate Fearlessly // Pursuing Vintage

Design by Miles Redd as found in Decorate Fearlessly

 

Susanna Salk’s Decorate Fearlessly // Pursuing Vintage

Design by Mary McDonald as found in Decorate Fearlessly

 

Susanna Salk’s Decorate Fearlessly // Pursuing Vintage

Design by Jonathan Adler as found in Decorate Fearlessly

 

Susanna Salk’s Decorate Fearlessly // Pursuing Vintage

Design by Kate McIntyre and Brad Huntzinger as found in Decorate Fearlessly

 

Susanna Salk’s Decorate Fearlessly // Pursuing Vintage

Design by Fabrizio Rollo as found in Decorate Fearlessly

 

Susanna Salk’s Decorate Fearlessly // Pursuing Vintage

Alessandra Branca as found in Decorate Fearlessly

 

Susanna Salk’s Decorate Fearlessly // Pursuing Vintage

Amanda Nisbet as found in Decorate Fearlessly

 

Susanna Salk’s Decorate Fearlessly // Pursuing Vintage

Design by Jacqueline Coumans as found in Decorate Fearlessly

 

Aren’t these rooms amazing?  I could get lost in this book – I could spend days taking in all the details and oogling over the use of all the layers of vintage pieces mixed with beautiful textiles and modern elements.

I think the title of the book, Decorate Fearlessly, says it all.  If you want to design a room like those that Salk has shared, one has to leave fear behind.  Fear of failure, fear of missing the mark.  I would say that I am not one to “decorate fearlessly”.  It is something I’d like to strive for – to take more risks with my decor.  I tend to play it safe, although when I do take a risk (and it works) I end up in love with that space.  My powder room makeover is a perfect example of me taking risks.  I was told by many that the color was going to be too dark.  I went with my gut, took the risk, and am beyond pleased with the dark walls and how it all came together.

This book has inspired me – so much so that I’ll be adding it to my personal library of books.  I urge you to check it out!  (I don’t receive any compensation from recommending this book – it is just something I love and want to share with you!)

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A Classic Table

La Barge Rams Foot Cocktail Table : Pursuing Vintage

Meet one of the newest additions to the Pursuing Vintage Shop: a vintage La Barge rams foot brass hexagon cocktail table.  Isn’t she beautiful?!

Here are a few ways to style the table:

via Apartment Therapy

 

via Spray Paint & Mascara

 

via Etsy

 

This is a classic table that can be used in either a more traditional home, or “glammed up” like the photos above.  It’s one of those pieces that can work just about anywhere!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see the latest additions to the shop!

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Where Are They Now

Where Are They Now

I just love it when people share photos of Pursuing Vintage items in their new homes.  Incorporating vintage items into one’s current home decor is what I’m all about, so when photos are shared with me, I want to share them with you!

Katie purchased this adorable framed needlepoint from me back in November, and sent me this photo of how she used it on her console table.

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I love her collection of unique items (that bowl is beautiful!!!). The needlepoint is right at home, and adds a “pop” of color.  Great vignette, Katie!

Another customer purchased this really cool vintage globe.

Vintage Globe / Pursuing Vintage

She added it to her son’s “vintage airplane” themed room.

Globe in plane room

She placed it in the beautiful corner cabinet with other airplane memorabilia.  (And check out that propeller fan!  I love that detail!).

Take a look at other Pursuing Vintage items in their new homes.

If you’ve added a Pursuing Vintage item to your home, I’d love to see a photo!

And if you’re still searching for the perfect addition to your decor, be sure to follow me on Instagram to be the first to see new arrivals!

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