This is my favorite kind of vintage desk to see, one that is loved and used by someone for creative endeavors! Today I am going to break down the styling of the pieces that make this so fun.
This photo comes from a photo essay by Design Sponge called, A Florist’s Brooklyn Home, which features the home of Nicolette Owen. There are some great fun shots of her rail road style apartment in the article, definitely take a peek!
Vintage Desk Photography and Styling
Because this is a less styled, more natural shot, today we are going to take a peek at what makes this vignette so appealing!
As you can see in this shot, there is a lot going on for one little vintage desk, but that is kind of the beauty of one of these shots.
All the different elements and colors blend to make a pleasing whole.
Let’s start at the top with this vintage mirror. The shading in the glass comes from age and is what adds to the charm throughout this home.
Had this glass been “perfect” and clear, there would be something garish and glaring about having it in the shot, but with a mercury patina it is just perfect.
These black and white photos add an ambiance and kind of date the room. Unframed, they seem like they might have been hanging on this wall for the last 50 or so years and must depict some amazing travel and friends.
A vintage camera is always great to include in your shot. It is immediately recognizable as coming from another age and time. Plus it matches the black and white photos on the wall perfectly!
This is my favorite part of this shot as I am also enamored by stacks of boxes and containers. The mix of khaki and green and tan of the cigar box is just so pleasing there at the end of the desk.
I have to say that this vignette has sparked in me EVEN MORE need to fill my office and work space with cute little pockets of charm and whimsy.
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