secret of domestic bliss #18… decorating with vintage photography

If you flip open your favorite design books and magazines, it is likely that you will see photography in the homes of extremely chic and glamorous people. 
Being that I work in a photography art gallery, I have an extreme appreciation for vintage photography.
A photo creates a mood and can often conjure up a special memory.
It can speak volumes of your personality and style and gives a sophisticated touch to your home.
Lately, I have been seeing photography more and more in my favorite spaces and I am loving the look of these dynamic shots.
Black and whites are forever classic although sometimes I am drawn to shots with a punch of color!

images via stylishbird + belle maison 
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  1. Hey sweets!! love every single image. Im getting ready to paint and do a gallery wall in the stairway and needed inspiration, so thank you so much!!! have a great day!

  2. I have been trying to find the perfect black and white vintage photo to put up in my new place but couldn’t find one I absolutely loved so I was starting to give up. But I am now inspired to keep looking.
    I am loving the James Dean one in first pic!

    Thanks for the inspiration

  3. you know I love vintage photograogy ;) they make such a statement! Great choices Ashlina!!!

  4. Loving that second one down. It just screams sophistication!

  5. gorgeous ashlina, as usual…
    lovely roundup.

  6. oh, girl, you make me want to go buy some fabulous vintage photographs… like asap!!
    (and what a fabulous job you have :))

  7. Is that James Dean in the first pic? It’s lovely either way. Loving the pops of orange in the black and white offerings, too. Thanks for the inspiration as usual, Ashlina! xx

  8. These are great pics – love each and every room and photograph. Really crushing on the one with the lady in the orange coat. The black and white photos look so amazing with a deep colored wall. Love it!

  9. I love the character vintage photo bring into a room. These ones are all fabulous.

  10. Another fab post Ashlina! I am obsessed beyond obsession with that second and third image! Holy smokes I love that room!

  11. Love love love vintage pics…great images you have found!

  12. Some gorgeous, gorgeous images! Some of my faves.

  13. Ashlina all of these rooms were great examples of photography used well. I loved the black and white with the punch of orange, that was stunning!!You are very observant and I love your take on rooms, Kathysue

  14. Love that splash of orange in an otherwise black and whiteish photo…Why can’t I have a super talented paparazzi capture me in my glamorous moments? Perhaps I should begin by actually having glam moments!

  15. I love the first room, especially the wall color!

  16. Amazing post. Love it and can’t even decide which one is my favorite :)

  17. wow those rooms are fabulous!

  18. Is there any other way to decorate?? ;) LOVE vintage photography!

  19. So many ideas here, lady in orange is gorgeous.

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