Shopping Inspiration: Alex's Granny Chic

Shopping Inspiration: Alex's Granny Chic

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Aug 10, 2010
When we got a peek into Alex’s U Street Corridor apartment last summer, the reader response was overwhelmingly positive. This DC resident pairs a keen eye for low price, high quality antiques with an intrepid use of color. While you might not be as bold in your paint choices, one way to get a similar look to Alex's is perusing the vintage items on Etsy. Shown above, left to right: 1. In his bedroom, which has the airiest feel in the apartment, Alex’s classic wooden dresser boasts a beautiful, oversized artichoke lamp. 2. These vintage lamps ($100 for two) from Etsy seller DuchessFare are diminutive in comparison to Alex’s, but they make a similar statement. 3. Vintage portraits, decanters, and stacked suitcases give the bar corner a lived-in, quirky yet classy feel. 4. To start building a collection of decanters, try an inexpensive pair ($14.50) from TheLovelys. 5. Complement your new cut glass with a beautifully worn suitcase ($50) from LittleByrdVintage. If you like Alex's apartment, you might also like these Etsy shops: Dixielarue for vintage painted portaits: Dixielarue TheSundayTimesMarket for knickknacks: TheSundayTimesMarket FabulousMess, for mid-century modern decor and furniture : FabulousMess - Kim Rinehimer
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