A Typographic Home

By Victoria Smith of sfgirlbybay.

Lately it seems that many of the spaces I save as inspiration all have one thing in common – pops of beautiful and graphic typographic decorative elements. I’ll them all – the vintage metal letters, oversized, or paired with others. Like the “L A D” seen above from photographer Seth Smoot, using letters as accent pieces around your home or office is a great way to bring unique visual elements to a space that could spell out meaning, or hold a more abstract message.

This bright, yellow “B” is sure to get the conversation started in this dining room. The scale is surprising at first, but works beautifully when factored in with this pop of color paired against the dark walls.

“A” marks the spot where I’d like to lounge in this beautifully photographed home by Peter Kragballe. The vintage peach color fits in nicely with the neutral pastel palette of this home.

Why not bring the typography outdoors? I’m loving this outdoor swing reading area designed by stylist Hans Blomquist. The letters paired with fun throw pillows transform this space into a more personalized experience.

Vanessa Steele and Peter Braig share this home together in Australia, and have filled it with beautifully interesting artifacts. Via The Design Files, “the pair love to travel, inevitably collecting things to bring home with every trip.”

Find more of Victoria on her blog.

  1. Robin Andrews

    Beautiful and very graphic typography!

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  3. ooh i love that giant yellow B – i wonder what the story is behind it? a few years ago my family’s old company sign was taken down from a giant warehouse and i asked the new owners to save me the first letter and it ended up in the trash. i was so devastated and also so sad – those beautiful letters could have gone to many different homes! great roundup, victoria! i