Friday, February 22, 2013

Design Crush: Neon Signs

Funny story- a few weeks ago my sweet, innocent mother and I were at an antique market.  We came across a booth with a neon sign in it that said, "GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!" My mom, without any hesitation, says, "How cute would that be in a baby girl's nursery?!"  I just looked at her in shock as I realized she had no idea that used to be the sign for a gentleman's club. For the rest of the day I couldn't stop laughing at the thought of the sign hanging above a newborn's crib.

Although I couldn't think of a reason to buy that sign, I have come across a few interiors that utilized neon signs and made me want to try it in my own house.  Mixing it in with fine art creates a funny, playful juxtaposition:






If I were going to purchase a neon sign for my current bachelorette pad, I'd have to go for some lips:


Or maybe this one would be more appropriate...?

I don't think neon signs are just for bachelor pads and man caves anymore- as long as it isn't a Budweiser or Hooters sign- in that case, it should definitely stay in the man cave.

{You can purchase your own custom neon sign here.}

23 comments:

  1. I love seeing these in people's homes...they add some color and bring in some urban style....it is a little daring....Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Ahhhhhh I love these! I totally wish I had the balls to pull this trend of. Also, you are my design crush.

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  3. Your mom sounds so innocent - what a cutie! Great inspiration.

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  4. Oh my gosh, thank your mom for a good laugh because that was Hi-larious! Probably because it sounds like something my sister would say...gotta love 'em! And that EM Designs is one of my all time favorite uses of a neon, it's just too adorable!

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  5. haha ok that is hilarious! I have actually had my eyes peeled for the perfect sign to put in my home! Have yet to see a good one in person.

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  6. Your mom knows what she's talkn' about :) Love these!

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  7. cute pics; DD


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  8. HA! That is the best intro to neon pics in a home EVER!

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  9. Sam I want that Girls Girls GIrls sign SO bad!!!! How much was it????

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  10. Sam, such a great idea! I'm surprised we don't see this very often. What a brilliant way to liven and spruce up a space. Be sure to share with us your neon sign!

    Kylie
    shimmermepretty.com

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  11. These are really cool. I like the one that reads "You Only Live Once."

    Angelica
    www.savvygirllife.com

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  12. I am dying laughing at your moms comment, too funny! I like the idea of neon sign maybe in a cool bar room or man room?

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  13. Funny story! I am a fan of neon signage for inside the home. You're right the juxtaposition is very cool when mixed with fine art.

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  14. Oh I LOVE that story. I can totally see my mom saying something just like that :) But I do love this neon sign trend--so fun!

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  15. I love the look of a good neon sign. Looks like you guys have done some nice work too!

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  16. I've so been crushing on neon signs as well. have a couple of the above "pinned"...Love the story of shopping with mom. too funny.

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