Cecilia Walker C E C I L I A WA L K E R D E S I G N
photo credit: Kerry Brett
Cecilia Walker is a Boston area interior designer. Look for her space in the Junior League of Boston 2012 Showhouse in Newton, Massachusetts this October.
I love to scour Brimfield for unique, one-of-akind pieces for the home. My first shopping trip to Brimfield was almost fifteen years ago. As a newlywed on a limited budget, I was in search of furniture and décor for our first home. Three houses and four children later, the items I’ve acquired from Brimfield are some of my favorite things that I own – they make me happy. Over the years my style has changed, and even so, my Brimfield finds have stood the test of time and have fit within the different aesthetics as our homes evolved. Here are some of my favorite flea market tips: • Simple objects arranged in groupings of multiples are visually appealing when there is repetition of color, shape or materials. • Keep in mind, the rule of three – displaying things in “threes” or odd numbers keeps the eye moving and creates balance. • Simple found objects – like the blue bottles, mason jars, and tin buckets that I found at Brimfield – are great items that add color and function with a vintage feel, fairly inexpensively. • Wall art doesn’t have to come from an art gallery. You can frame negative space or find original art at flea markets.
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