vintage inspiration

vintage inspiration: peach floral pots

by Amy Azzarito

These peach planters were one of the things Grace and I brought home from the Mother’s Day trip to Brimfield this spring. Not only did we love the lady-like shade of peach, but we also loved just how old they felt. The dealer said they were 18th-century French, and they’ve certainly been around the block — there are huge ceramic staples on the inside, and cracks are visible on the outside. The imperfections only made us love the planters more. We were in the midst of setting up the Design*Sponge office and had purchased a lot of new furniture, so it felt right to bring something really old to offset all the newness in the space. My imaginary living space would be filled with objects in shades of peach, pink and blues. I’d love to sit in this space with a nice cup of tea . . . I’m feeling more relaxed already. — Amy Azzarito

Photographs by Maxwell Tielman

Image above, clockwise from left: Light Pink Cushion, $250; Recycled Mat, $37.08; Calcite Printed Silk Journal, $57; Banded Glass Table Lamp, $348; Loll Side Table, $295; White Matchbox, $7; Lee Industries Sofa, (price available upon request); Paule Marrot Pink Maze Artwork, $1400

Image above, paint colors from right to left: Benjamin Moore’s Peach Blossom 2175-50, Rosewood 2082-40, In the Twilight 1434, Smoke 2122-40 (I took a photo of the vase using the Benjamin Moore iPhone app to come up with the paint color)

Image above, clockwise from left: Embroidery Print Scarf, $96; Marabou Brooch, $18.54; Air Plant Pod, $11; Thermal Vase, $70; Lena Overdyed Organza Pillow, $95; Elements Rectangle Bean Bag, $595; Garden Armchair, $228; Sempe Clampe Desk Lamp, $500; Peach Fade Vessel, $46

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