My name is Vanessa and I can't get enough of prints and patterns. I blame the fact that I'm moving into a new apartment in a few weeks, something about it feels like a clean slate. Instead of packing and downsizing my closet, I'm pouring over the possibilities available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace. I've always played it safe with solid colors but now is the time to be bold with bright patterns and eye-catching prints for the walls. Take a look at this week's haul.
Splurge: Velvet Printed Cowhide Bench
The printed cowhide on these velvet benches only amplifies the elegant structure of the X-leg base. With the addition of nailhead trim, this accent seating elevates a bedroom or living room. Splurge and pick up two for optimal impact. Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $249.
Splurge: Meet George Jetson Fine Art Print
Part of a planetary series, contemporary artist Victoria Mlady completed Meet George Jetson when NASA's Juno was hurtling toward Jupiter. The modern combination of blues and grays really pop against a simple frame. The print measures 16×24 inches with a one inch white border, but the artist is offering the print in multiple sizes. Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $220.
This vintage wood ottoman came from local furniture shop Biggar's in Pasadena. A solid find with sturdy, traditional legs, yet what makes this item special is the bold patterned upholstery. The tribal-inspired pattern warms up a living room. Add a tray on top and this item doubles as a coffee table. Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $200.
This one of a kind set of handmade botanical prints is a find you'll save on. The artist gathered and pressed each plant by hand on quality archival paper before framing them. Each stunning print is 8×10 inches and comes framed in a black frame with real glass. The presentation really enhances the uniqueness of each plant. Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $250.
Does it get sweeter than this patchwork throw pillow? I don't think so. The soft blue and white color scheme ties together the contrasting floral and graphic patterns. Made by designer Mina Victory, this cotton pillow comes with polyester filler. Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $35.
Designed by Swedish artist Astrid Sampe, the vintage Almedahls "Persons Kryddskap" wall hanging fits right at home in a kitchen. The printed linen features herbs and spice jars. In excellent condition with few signs of age. Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $98.