Sometimes the flea market is overflowing with great things, sometimes its a bit scant– we all know this. Here are a few notable things from our trip to the flea market at the NC Fair Grounds in Raleigh.
I’ve been to Carol Patterson’s booth at the Raleigh flea twice and both times I’ve been tempted. Carol has an eclectic mix and I like that. Carol has four spaces at the Granddaddy’s Antiques Mall in Burlington, NC if you’re ever around. Granddaddy’s says they are the “Largest in the Carolinas”, two acres of treasure. These are Carol’s pieces at the flea,
Oh, this color blue would draw anyone in to the booth, there was actually a low dresser available to match this one,
The rug is from 1960s Vietnam. The colors were vivid and it looked perfect displayed over the blue dresser.
The industrial look still rules and there were some good stools there but no mates in sight,
The only interesting pair I saw at the flea,
We love a lot of layer and texture in our homes. Adding a vintage piece as an accent chair is a great trick to achieve this. It creates warmth, depth and interest to an overall room scheme. If you are seeking a casual and eclectic aesthetic, one thing to keep in mind is the mix! This maximalist approach requires mastering a combination of complimentary colors, textures and styles from multiple eras. You don’t want to lean too mid-century by placing all large pieces from the same era into one room, but a vintage accent piece is a step in the right direction!
Practice mixing up eras and styles by selecting a traditional if not timeless anchor in your sofa, then layer on a more brilliant selection with your side chairs and accessories. Don’t forget to pull in some organic textures by selecting woods and grasses, and you don’t have to shy away from color either. If it feels overwhelming, just have a look at how we’ve done it here, as each of us were challenged to design around a Chairish accent chair.
I don’t live in CA but I love a SoCal look that is modern, bohemian, eclectic and laid back. Achieving SoCal cool is my objective here.
Sources: Jaxon Sofa I Chairish Accent Chair I Table Lamp I Flower photograph I Accent Table I Coffee Table I Mirror I Seagrass Cube
Block print pillow I Striped pillow I Mudcloth pillow I Rug I Floor Lamp I Chair I Abstract Painting
If taking advice from Billy Baldwin, which we all should, his suggestion is that your large pieces of furniture sit quietly permanent, while your floating chairs are free to be brilliant. With this design board, I took the nod, (well – assuming that a light pink sofa is “quietly permanent”) and I paired it with some candy colored accessories. The overall on-trend indigo theme keeps the looked pulled together, and all of that colorful garnish gives off an eclectic warmth. Using a disciplined color palette creates a cohesive design while mixing pieces and patterns that span time and culture.
Sources: Chairish Accent Chair I Embroidered Pouf I Kilim Cubes I Macrame Wall Hanging I
Over-dyed Rug I Custom Sofa by Jaxon Home I Grass Rug I Safavieh Lamp I Selamat Coffee Table I Light Fixture I Indigo Pillows
I went to the flea market in Raleigh this past weekend and thought I’d share,
This antique dresser makes an excellent bath vanity, marble already on top.
Set of three mid century upholstered chairs, with chrome and teak arms. Made in High Point, NC
Cool rope daybed, how about topped with a french cushion in a living room, library, bedroom
mod green swivel chairs,
shoulda bought this, my immediate instinct was in a little boys room, I’m thinking a striped duvet and mount this striking scene on dark walls
I met this guy in my stroll around. His name is Titus and he is enormous, two year old Great Pyrenees/lab mix. His Mom & Dad rescued him in Missouri but we have a Great Pyrenees rescue right here in NC. You probably have one in your state too.
a sea of chairs,
Again shoulda bought this little slice of folk art,
vintage shave kit, very smart on display in a bath
Seize the opportunity to do it up Tom Scheerer style,
And grab this cool bamboo stand in our Etsy shop,