The One: A Vintage Poster That Brings On the Bright, Cheery Tones
Vibrant colors and a far-out design make up the one for Chelsea Bell: a vintage 1960s poster she found six years ago in Mystery Train Records in her hometown of Gloucester. A mere two dollars, it was a no-brainer purchase for Bell, who has a self-professed love of the late 1960s culture and the bright, cheery tones that go along with it.
Bell was so enamored with her vintage find that, for the first time, she decided to invest in a proper frame. She fearlessly opted for an electric blue that complements the poster’s bold style perfectly—and its enlivened each of her Boston apartments ever since. “My father always loved framing artwork for me,” Bell said. “It’s is really fun to see how you can change a space with a well-framed piece of art.”
Vivid color, artwork, and eclectic accents define Bell’s style at home. It’s a no-holds-barred design approach wonderfully executed against the backdrop of exposed brick accent walls, hardwood floors, and airy high ceilings. It’s a stunning dichotomy that embodies a “boho on acid” vibe that can’t help but make guests feel at ease and inexplicably lighthearted.
Chelsea Bell is the Tasting/Events Coordinator at Urban Grape, a concierge-style wine store in Chestnut Hill and Boston’s South End. She’s the vino-brilliance behind Urban Grapes vast array of offerings, including free weekly tastings, winemaker events, and private tasting events.