Get The Look – Iris Apfel

iris apfel

Hi! It is time for another installment of “Inspired by DIY.” This time we are using Iris Apfel wonderful style as inspiration to create a DIY or Interior Design project. I chose the photo above to guide my post today.

So what did I come up with?

Well, because I am a good human, I trolled many, many web pages looking for home decór pieces that fit her style(somewhat), but that I would also like to have in my home.

I am not into Baroque or Victorian decorations that much, which is a problem as she loves pieces like that, but there is a middle place where color meets velvet in which Iris Apfel and I completely agree with.

Take a look:
iris apfel get the look

1-Gliming Primrose Mirror / 2-Sunset Vintage Kantha3-Linen Beatrix Dining Chair / 4-Brass Plam Taper5-Julie Swivel Chair6-Velvet Orianna Headboard / 7-Velvet Ardmore Chair / 8-Spiced Saffron Vintage Kantha9-Laurette Rug /  10-Velvet Lyre Chesterfield Grand Sofa11-Velvet Leonelle Sofa / 12-Elephant Bookends


That velvet blue chair and the dark pink sofa are my favorites. Iris was a big textile fanatic, that is why I included the two Kanthas shown above (2 & 8). The business that made most of her money in the early years was a textile shop. She traveled around the world looking for beautiful textiles to sell in the US. Can I have that job, please?

For other of my projects from the “Inspired by DIY” series, here is the link to cement planters inspired by Wes Anderson,  a flower arrangement inspired in Genevieve Gorder, and a fun painting + printables inspired by Miles Redd.

Thanks to Kathryn from Up to Date Interiors and Jess from Domicile 37 for hosting this challenge every month!

Now, I would recommend you head over to check out what my other fellow blogger friends did for this series. Here are the links to their posts:

Up to Date Interiors | Domicile 37 | The Gathered Home | Semigloss Design | PMQ for Two | The Rath Project

Thanks for stopping by!

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14 replies
    • Mila says:

      Agree, I love it, but I think I will have to wait for my kids to be 40 before I get something like this. They ruin everything!

    • Mila says:

      I think it would go great in your home! I don’t know if the color works good for my living room but it might! I love that chair!

  1. Kathy says:

    Those are some fantastic pieces Mila! Love the palm taper and velvet chesterfield. Great color palette, perfect for Iris Apfel inspiration!

  2. Ariel says:

    The only thing missing is a giant pile of teddy bears! Other than that, perfection! I love that all the basic colours (in my and Iris’s colour rainbow) are present.


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