Design Inspiration: Gloria Vanderbilt and patchwork details!

It's no secret that I fancy a good example of the "Uptown Bohemian" look… be it a powder room, a handbag or a hotel lobby.  Well, take a look at this vintage image of the socialite "swan", Gloria Vanderbilt.  Though GV certainly had her hand in the disco denim revolution of the 1970's, let's take a moment to celebrate this patchwork masterpiece!

Gloria Vanderbilt and her bedroom, circa 1970
So, inspired by GV and her insanely beautiful Manhattan apartment from the same era… Check out these fantastic "patchwork" pieces!
A little pouf will do you!  The Collage Pouf, crafted from pieces of silk & embroidered fabrics, is a fantastic way to add extra seating with some serious patchwork style.
Not exactly "patchwork", but the sustainably made ABC Squares Cabinet at Green With Glamour, certainly follows suit with Ms. Vanderbilt's look of luxe bohemia.
The Scalloped Organic Patchwork quilt & shams from Pottery Barn combines cool colors with asymmetrical quilting for a more modern vibe.
And I just couldn't resist!  Though the Silk Scrap Piggy Bank may not be the epitome of elegance, it's just about as cute as can be.  Crafted from scrap material, this little guy could be the perfect gift for a chic little G.V. in the making!
A modern day Gloria Vanderbilt with son, Anderson Cooper.  Perhaps she's moved past the patchwork, but the style still lingers!

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