On a cold cheerless February day, we bring you a colourful feast for the eyes. This is the Victorian home of ‘The Girl with The Green Sofa’ commonly known as Nicola. Nicola’s maxim is to mix the old and new, and throw in as much pattern and colour as possible to achieve this maximalist and eclectic style.
‘Vintage Home: 20th-Century Design for Contemporary Living’, by Judith Miller is a fabulous book for the discerning collector of vintage, and a style guide for how to combine vintage and contemporary pieces to create a visual feast. Here’s a little sneak peak…
Most objects have several uses if you think outside the box a little and it makes your home just that little bit different and quirkier, as well as making great presents. We all use calendars and teacups so I thought let’s start with a couple of ideas for their alternative uses.
Jacqui has contributed to the Period Living Magazine blog again and this month is the final instalment in the 3 part series on styling current interiors trends using vintage pieces. This one is my favourite so far- I love the images and both trends are very big at the moment- Jacqui looks at how to style animal inspired pieces and arguably THE biggest trend of the season- house plants.
In our second post for Period Living magazine we look at how to style two current interiors trends in your home using vintage items. This month we’re giving tips on how to style warm metals and indigo.
Styling vintage pieces in a modern home can be tricky. I will address these issues and give my top tips for styling current interiors trends using vintage pieces.
Aren’t these vintage brass scales beautiful? Far too beautiful to be put away in a cupboard so we thought they would make a lovely photo.
I was thrilled to be invited to take part in a blogging series called, The Voice of a Vignette which is a story about a scene which reflects who we are, what we cherish and how we live authentically.
Sunshine, daffodils, blossom and an antique centre in Harrogate – what more could we wish for? We spent a very lovely afternoon browsing this large antiques centre.
I’ve just bought a wonderful book by London florist, Vic Brotherson called ‘Vintage Flowers’. This is not any old flower arranging book but a feast for the eyes – from the kitsch to the classical, with of course a strong emphasis on vintage vases. The photography and styling is so stunning that it’s a book […]
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