This Home Has Some of the Most Beautiful Hand-Painted Wallpaper Ever
Name: Kate Worum Location: East Isles — Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, renting Not all Minneapolis brownstones are created equal. The moment you step into Kate‘s spacious apartment, you forget where you are. Kate, one half of the Minneapolis-based custom hand-painted and printed wallpaper and furnishings company She She, lucked out when she nabbed this spacious, bright, and beautiful upper floor apartment.
Apr 29, 2019
A Warm, Organic Brooklyn Apartment Was Designed With Zero Waste in Mind
Name: Stevie Van Horn Location: Fort Greene — Brooklyn, New York Size: 950 square feet Years lived in: 2 months, renting Stevie Van Horn recently began renting this apartment in Brooklyn’s Fort Green neighborhood—employing “zero-waste” philosophies when decorating the interior.
Apr 29, 2019
We Just Found Out Urban Outfitters Sells One-of-a-Kind Vintage Rugs
Shopping vintage can be incredibly rewarding, yet equally as frustrating. Not only can it feel like a treasure hunt to find the perfect vintage piece, but oftentimes quality or style can be lacking. Rugs especially can be difficult to source, although several sites have popped up to meet the demand for authentic, gorgeous vintage rugs. That’s why we were intrigued to learn that genuine vintage rugs were being sold right under our noses on Urban Outfitters.
Apr 18, 2019
A Modern & Vintage London Maisonette
Caroline is owner of Patchwork Harmony, an interiors and lifestyle blog celebrating all that is vintage, thrifty and handmade.
Apr 14, 2019
Color, Pattern, and Patina in a Design Blogger’s London Home
Name: Ruth Matthews, husband Dan and son Ted Location: Wallington — London, UK Size: 1,050 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years “The right colour has such an impact on the way you feel about your home, and I like to think the colours we’ve used make ours a relaxed and happy home,” says Design Soda blogger and interior stylist Ruth Matthews of the London home she shares with her husband and their two-year-old son.
Apr 14, 2019
Get the Look: Artsy, Vintage & Functional
Jaime’s cozy Chicago loft is a perfect example of working with what you’ve got. While not short of beautiful, it showcases how to successfully implement gorgeous yet functional furniture to create an artsy and comfortable space. Check out the sources below to get this artful and vintage-inspired look in your home.
Apr 6, 2019
Yes, This Vintage and Antique Buyer’s Home IS Filled With Incredible Finds
Name: Sarah Camp and Zach Location: Fishtown — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Size: 1,035 square feet Years Lived In: 6 months, owned Sarah and Zach live in a beautifully-styled row home in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Sarah is a vintage and antique buyer at Jinxed Philadelphia, a variety store that offers goods from all eras and styles. She’s also a co-founder of Tavatine, which carries a closely curated collection of refined vintage objects, art, and sculpture.
Mar 22, 2019
Poet Morgan Parker’s LA Apartment Features Great Art, Cool Books, and One Seriously Sexy Sectional
Name: Morgan Parker and dog Shirley Location: Los Angeles, California Size: 1000 square feet Years Lived In: 1.5 years, renting Award-winning poet Morgan Parker is the honest and powerful voice behind “There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé,” “Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night,” and her most recent poetry collection “Magical Negro” (out February 5th).
Mar 21, 2019
Before and After: An Unloved A-Frame Turned Retro-Inspired Retreat
Name: Christina, husband Kele Dobrinski, and three kids Location: Serene Lakes atop Donner Summit, California. About 10 miles from Truckee and just two miles from Donner Lake. Size: 2,800 square feet Years lived in: 1 years, owned Our family is full of adventure seekers who love skiing, hiking and kayaking, so discovering an unloved A-frame cabin tucked away in the off-the-beaten path community of Serene Lakes had a ton of appeal to us.
Mar 21, 2019
Get the Look: A Home Full of Second-Hand Treasures
Hannah and Jean’s 1920s home in Australia is filled with amazing pieces sourced from Gumtree, discovered in op shops, and passed down from family and friends. If you don’t have a steady supply of secondhand treasures, don’t fret, because now you can shop the style!
Mar 1, 2019
Get the Look: A Tropical-Vintage-Folk Flat in Barcelona
Hortense’s Spanish home is cozily filled with beloved pieces—as she noted, “Every object or piece of furniture has a story.” She searched hard for each and every piece, but I’ve done the work for you!
Mar 1, 2019
The Mascot Owners’ Free-Spirited Full House
Name: Liz and Josh Carey (+ 3 human children and 2 canine children) Location: Santa Clarita, California Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years, rented Liz and Josh, owners of the well-being shop Mascot, are the youthful heads of a full household. With three children ranging from 14 to 22 years-old and two lively pups, there’s a lot of activity and a lot of opinions to consider.
Mar 1, 2019
Matt Makes His Tiny Rental into a Home
Name: Matt DeLeva Location: Silver Lake neighborhood, Los Angeles, California Size: 400 square feet Years lived in: 1 1/2 years, renting When Matt measured his home to give me the exact square footage, we both couldn’t believe that his place was only 400 square feet. Even though his house is small and a rental, he took the time to customize it to fit his needs. He is so proud of his small home and it shows!
Feb 20, 2019
Cullen’s 50s Collector’s Heaven in Brooklyn
Name: CullenLocation: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York I collect 1950s antiques and had a unique experience finding an unrenovated mid-century apartment. My search started after already living in New York for 8 years. I had moved just after turning 18 to go to college. After 1 year in the dorms I was ready for my own place and I found a great deal on a 1 bedroom in the West Village off Washington Square Park.
Feb 20, 2019
Homepolish’s Modern/Vintage Mix
Name: Homepolish Location: NoMad, New York, New York Size: 1,000 square feet Years worked in: 1 year When you’re a design team known for creating fabulous office spaces for high tech and high profile clients, the pressure can really be on when it comes to your own workspace. This was Homepolish’s challenge — and one that they’ve risen to with comfort and grace. The folks at Homepolish are known for mixing vintage treasures with modern and classic pieces.
Feb 20, 2019
Jordan’s Proper Man Den
Name: Jordan Weinstein Location: Sunnyside; Denver, Colorado Size: 670 square feet Years lived in: less than one year; Rented Ask Jordan what he does for a living and he’ll tell you, “peddling male vanity.” It’s an unusual cause, but one we can get behind. The owner of Denver’s now iconic Proper Barbershop has a strong sense of manly style that evokes both the dapperness of the 1920s and the dark corners of ’80s punk rock.
Feb 20, 2019
A Classic Mix of Vintage & New in a Chicago Condo
Name: Lauren Baker Location: Ravenswood; Chicago, Illinois Size: 927 square feet Years lived in: 10 months, owned From the moment Lauren opened the door, I knew this was going to be a fun tour. Lauren greeted me like an old friend, and her personal warmth and natural ease are evident throughout her home, as much of it is designed with one-of-a-kind pieces acquired through her relationships with local businesses and artisans.
Feb 20, 2019
A Fabulous ’50s Suburban Melbourne Home
Name: Dawn Lindsay Location: Bayside; Melbourne, Australia Size: 3 bedroom house (around 1300 square feet ) Years lived in: 17 yrs owned, with my husband. Dawn is a very talented lady of fabulous style and her home is a homage to an era she lives and breathes, be it as Dawn Lindsay, entrepreneur-around-town, or her alter-ego Dolores Daquiri, Queen of Burlesque! Dressed from her own vintage collection, Dawn welcomes me through the cherry red door and into her home.
Feb 20, 2019
Ashley’s Memory-Filled West Village Studio
Name: Ashley Clauss, of CLAUSS & CO., a communications consultancy specializing in brand strategy, public relations and event production. Location: West Village; New York, New York Size: 400 square feet Years lived in: 6 years; Rented Diligent editing and an honest desire to be surrounded in her apartment only by things she loves has served Ashley Clauss very well.
Feb 20, 2019
Amie, Emma, and Francesca’s “Goodbye to the Dorm” Apartment
Name: Amie, Emma, and Francesca Location: Toronto, Ontario Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Rented When these three met at University three years ago during orientation week they decided: “forget the dorm, let’s share an apartment together”. They found this 500 square foot downtown apartment on their only day of searching and they knew that they had to have it (especially after seeing the next one on their list).
Feb 20, 2019
Allison & Matt’s East Village Synergy
Name: Allison + Matt Location: East Village (Alphabet City); New York, New York Size: 750 square feet Years lived in: 9 months Allison and Matt moved into this one-bedroom apartment, their first as a couple, nine months ago. Together they’ve created a space that’s a perfect reflection of their roots (he’s from Tennessee, and she’s from Seattle), their mutual love of travel, and their new life together.
Feb 20, 2019
An Artist’s Creative, Art-Filled Australian Home
Name: Robyn Rich, husband Jonathan, and daughter Abbey Location: Frankston, Australia Size: 145 square meters, (1,560 sqft) Years lived in: 11 Years I stumbled upon Robyn via her Facebook page one night when I was probably avoiding doing other things. I’d “liked” one of my artist friend’s newest pieces and old Zuckerberg and pals asked if perhaps I’d like Robyn’s work too? Well, I think I would, thankyouverymuch.
Feb 20, 2019
A Cozy & Eclectic Portland Bungalow
Name: Elissa Hall Location: King; Portland, Oregon Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rented When Elissa finally found her Portland home, it had been preserved to honor the integrity of the architecture while also gently renovated to make the most of the space and available light. With the gift of a clean palette in front of her, Elissa’s challenge was then to make the space homey and reflective of her taste while nesting in with two other roommates.
Feb 20, 2019
Jennifer and Hans’ Bright and Natural Amsterdam Apartment
Name: Jennifer and Hans Location: Bos en Lommer — Amsterdam, Netherlands Size: 60 square meters (645 square feet) Years lived in: 5 years (Jennifer), 2.5 years (Hans); Rented We got our first peek of Jennifer and Hans’ apartment during their their House Call in June, and we’re excited to share the full tour today. When Jennifer moved into her apartment five years ago, she shared the space with a roommate.
Feb 20, 2019
Francesca’s Cozy & Refined Portland Studio Apartment
Name: Francesca and her cat, Shady Location: Southeast Portland, Oregon Size: 421 square feet Years lived in: 9 months: Rented When Francesca moved to Portland from upstate New York two years ago, she only brought a few suitcases with her. Since then, she’s been working for Airbnb, where she finds herself looking at beautiful interiors all day long and nesting beautifully in the first space she’s lived in by herself.
Feb 20, 2019
Boris & Maria’s Industrial LA Loft With a Vintage Twist
Name: Maria, Boris, and a dog named Fish Location: Fashion District, Downtown Los Angeles Size: 1500 square feet Years lived in: Rent for 1 year Maria and her boyfriend Boris share a sunny, industrial loft in the Fashion District of Downtown Los Angeles. A large and open space, the couple had to create rooms in a floor plan without many existing walls or distinct areas. They combined styles to craft cozy hangout spots all over the beautiful apartment.
Feb 19, 2019
Jessica’s Vintage Modern Nashville Home
Name: Jessica Davis and family Location: Nashville, Tennessee Size: 4200 square feet Years lived in: 2 years Full of fresh white walls, warm materials and bold splashes of color and pattern, it’s not surprising that the home of Jessica Davis, principal Interior Designer at JL Design Nashville, is lovely to look at. But it’s the way she has incorporated smart design choices—and fun—that has made this home so warm, welcoming and family friendly.
Feb 19, 2019
Warm, Creative & Eclectic Style in Brooklyn
Name: Andre Hueston Mack and Phoebe Damrosch Location: Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn Size: 2,200 square feet Years lived in: 5 years Andre Mack has a lot on his plate these days—sommelier, winemaker, author, graphic designer, and father to three charming boys. He and his wife Phoebe have created a beautiful family home in Brooklyn, where styles merge and creativity abounds. Our Style: Belongings with a soul and a story.
Feb 19, 2019
Get the Look: Art-Filled, Retro-Inspired Style
Inspired by the ‘50s, ’60s and a touch of ’70s, Chris and Neil’s Melbourne home is a colorful, textured, patterned delight. You can get their look, too, thanks to these shopping resources.
Feb 19, 2019
Get the Look: Budget-Friendly Multi-Era Style
Tavia has successfully furnished her Minneapolis home with numerous secondhand and thrifty finds. In the process she has filled her space with furniture and decor from numerous styles and eras, keeping a hard to come by cohesive look. Take a peek at her resource list to shop her style and blend together your favorite finds!
Feb 19, 2019
A Designer’s Rebellious “Art Deco Luxe” Apartment
Name: Gretchen Maull of GG Maull Location: Tribeca / City Hall — New York, NY Size: 1,800 square feet Years lived in: Rented 2 years I absolutely love seeing cleanly designed spaces that aren’t afraid to work with bold graphic patterns and colors. This beautifully designed home in the heart of Manhattan has everything that you’d want to see in a modern luxe New York apartment.
Feb 19, 2019
Get the Look: Retro & Funky Yet Minimal in Tennessee
Balee and Dylan’s Nashville home was inspired by Stanley Kubrick films and the Beverly Hills Hotel, and while you won’t be able to replicate the details and wood paneling original to the 1950s ranch house, the Mid-century modern-inspired furnishings are widely available!
Feb 19, 2019
Get the Look: Vintage, Artsy “Good Vibes” in Spain
Dora and Oliver’s Barcelona flat is full of quirky works of art, DIY pieces, and souvenirs from their travels that they use to make ever-changing vignettes around their home. Shop the style, and commence to arranging and rearranging to your heart’s content! Wall Hanging — Similar: West Elm Black and White Pillow — Similar: Overstock.
Feb 19, 2019
A World Traveler’s Tiny Minneapolis Studio
Name: Francesca Sifferlin Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 380 square feet Years lived in: 6 months, renting Francesca’s tiny natural-light-filled Minneapolis studio is the perfect size for her first place away from home. Just big enough to fit everything she needs, yet small enough to not gather too many odds and ends (or dust bunnies). With limited space, Francesca has included only the things that bring the most inspiration and fond memories to her tiny apartment near a lake.
Feb 19, 2019
Get the Look: Thrifty Modern & Eclectic Style
Colie and her husband have only lived in their 781 square foot North Loop Minneapolis apartment for a few months, but it doesn’t show. As the daughter of an interior decorator, Colie has great design instincts and an eye for a deal. Take a page from Colie’s book and shop her style for a modern eclectic look of your own!
Feb 19, 2019
A Floral Designer’s Classic, Elegant Florida Home
Name: Jenny, Glen, Stella (cat), Harley (cat) Location: Lake Worth, Florida Size: 2,000 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, owned Jenny, lead floral designer at Port + Palm Co., calls this charming 1950s-era house in Florida home. Only three miles from the ocean and two miles from downtown, it’s enviable for its proximity to the beach, but it’s also retained much of its original character. Not every room in Jenny’s home is “done.
Feb 19, 2019
A Filmmaker’s Teeny Tiny Greenwich Village Studio
Name: Alee Ruggieri Location: Greenwich Village — New York City Size: Roughly 200 square feet Years lived in: Rented 1.5 years Alee Ruggieri is a film director, editor, writer and photographer living in New York City’s bustling Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is filled with things to see and do; coffee shops, restaurants, vintage clothing stores and more.
Feb 19, 2019
Get the Look: Retro Coziness & Funk
Nisha and Tim’s London house is full of so many vintage treasures that they’ve acquired from thrift stores, flea markets, boot sales, curbs, family, and world travels. Here are the next best things to all those precious secondhand finds, so don’t fret if there aren’t boot sales in your neck of the woods!
Feb 19, 2019
A “Two-Apartments-in-One” Shared Barcelona Home
Name: Pere and Marta Location: Gracia — Barcelona, Spain. Size: 970 square feet Years lived in: 7 years, rented Pere has been living in this Barcelona apartment for seven years; a long time for a rental. And even more impressive when you learn he’s been sharing it with one of his best friends. How has such a feat of rental roommate relations been achieved?
Feb 19, 2019
An Eclectic, Provocative Italian Home
Name: Michal Turner Location: Vicenza, Italy Size: 1,900 square feet Years lived in: Less than one year, renting Michal’s apartment is a testament to her personality. Whether you’ve just met her, or have only been able to see photographs of her apartment, you immediately know this is a woman you want to befriend.
Feb 19, 2019
A 450-Square-Foot Vintage Americana Brooklyn Studio
Name: Eva Medoff, branded content editor at Well+Good, Delaney Rohan, and Scout (the cat) Location: Williamsburg — Brooklyn, New York Size: 450 square feet Years lived in: 6.5 years, renting When Eva moved into her Brooklyn studio apartment seven years ago, the space suited her needs: It’s centrally located in the trendy Williamsburg neighborhood and she has a great landlord. Despite the pros, “It didn’t feel like a real home,” Eva said.
Feb 19, 2019
Before and After: A $1300 Pottery Barn Desk Now Has a $60 Doppelgänger
A talented DIYer bought this old desk for $11.25 and managed to transform it into a dead-on knockoff of a $1,299 Pottery Barn desk while adding a clever upgrade in the process. Our intrepid DIYer needed a new desk, but wanted to spend less than $100: I picked up this desk for $11.25 at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Feb 19, 2019
A Cozy 500-Square-Foot Brooklyn Home Is Inspired by Travel
By visiting flea markets wherever they travel, the couple finds unusual objects to create a warm, romantic, and textural style throughout their home.
Feb 1, 2019
An Antique Store Owner’s Bold Barcelona Home
Name: Carina Casanovas Location: Gracias — Barcelona, Spain Size: 3,000 square feet Years lived in: 25 years, owned Carina has been buying, restoring and selling antiques for 28 years. Antiques are such a part of her life, that her house reflects this passion as well. The home she’s owned for 25 years does have some antique store vibes, but it’s still cozy and home-like. And there are tons of things to look at, from skulls to religious art.
Oct 12, 2018
Before and After: An Epic Tale of One Estate Sale Mid-Century Sofa
This estate sale sectional had its issues, but what it lacked in legs it made up for in mice. Don’t let the beautiful backdrop distract you: This sofa needed some serious (read: professional) TLC to go from threadbare and disintegrating to refined and rodent-free. Here’s how this sofa was acquired: The day before I moved 1,000 miles to my current home, I spotted a mid-century sectional sofa at an estate sale and bought it for my new place.
Sep 22, 2018
Furniture Store Owners Have a Stunning Chicago Home
Ty and Lynne are the owners of the award-winning furniture store An Orange Moon, located in the West of Western district of Chicago.
Sep 11, 2018
Every Room in This Stylist’s Swedish Home Is Dreamy
Name: Michaela Grut and family Location: Lidingö — Stockholm, Sweden Size: 1,936 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, owned Michaela Grut comes from a creative family—there have been artists in several generations of her history. So it comes as no surprise that she’s found herself in a career that stretches her artistic muscles.
Aug 27, 2018
5 Insider Tips for Buying Vintage Home Goods
While we like shiny, new objects as much as the next design lover, we also have a soft spot for all things vintage. Mixing the old with new—be it a sofa from the sixties, art deco drinkware, or linens from the 19th century—can add a cool, one-of-a-kind flair to your home.
Jul 16, 2018
5 Golden Rules for Shopping Vintage Rugs—According to the Experts
When talking vintage, a fine line surely exists between the vintage item that makes you the envy of your design-eyed friends, and the vintage that makes you question an object’s actual hygienic repercussions on your home. When the conversation becomes about vintage and antique rugs, as most conversations do(!), a whole new myriad of myths, musts and maybes are called into question— questions that are left best to the experts.
May 16, 2018
A Vintage Dealer’s Art-Inspired Mid-Mod Long Island Home
Name: Kate Pearce, husband, and kids, Eva and Jo Location: Long Island, New York Size: 2,300 square feet Years lived in: 10 months, owned Having studied Art History, Kate Pearce spent many years immersed in the art world, interning at places like the Guggenheim, the Whitney Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and more. But it wasn’t just art that fascinated her; she also fell in love with antiques.
May 14, 2018
Artist and Author Kimothy Joy’s Denver Home
Name: Kimothy Joy, her partner Gregory and their brand new baby girl, Luca Joy Location: Park Hill, Denver Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned “I love the original wood paneling, glass block, built-in shelves, and architectural ceiling tiles that make it unique to the era,” explains Denver-based artist and illustrator Kimothy Joy, of the 1940s-era home she’s owned for a year and shares with her partner (and the baby girl they welcomed just last month!).
May 14, 2018
This Atlanta Loft’s Style Is “Everything But the Kitchen Sink”
Name: Brittany Shields, husband Brett, brown lab, Bear, and little tabby cat, Gus Location: Midtown — Atlanta, Georgia Size: 1200 square feet Years lived in: 6 months, renting From a creative family, Brittany started her interior design company, Penny Shields, in 2010. It’s named after her “quirky and edgy grandmother,” and she offers her design services on residential and commercial projects.
May 9, 2018
Steal These Rental Decorating Hacks From a ’70s-Inspired Bachelorette Bungalow in California
Name: Kit Warchol Location: Eagle Rock — Los Angeles, California Size: 600 square feet Years lived in: Rent control baby! It’s no surprise Kit Warchol is a writer/Head of Content for the female-focused website Career Contessa. Citing Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem as an inspiring force behind her home’s overall aesthetic, her sophisticated ’70s-style bohemian home is lined with books and peppered with meaningful mementos.
May 7, 2018
A Scandinavian Design Collector’s Playful, Classic & Contemporary Home in Copenhagen
Name: Rasmus Warnke Nørregaard, his wife Maria and four children (Alberte, Viggo, Vega and Arthur) Location: Copenhagen, Denmark Size: 1614 square feet Years lived in: 10 years, owned This is the home of serious furniture collectors. Rasmus Warnke Nørregaard is the CEO and founder of Everclassic, an “online marketplace for beautiful Scandinavian vintage furniture, ceramics, art and other design objects.
Apr 26, 2018
A Pro’s Take on How to Avoid Buying Fake Antiques
It’s finally springtime, and if you’re an antiques lover like me, that means it’s antique market season. What a glorious feeling to be weeding your way through Brimfield Market or Les Puces de Saint-Ouen and coming across an alluring oil painting of someone 300 years older than you, or pair of Marcel Breuer Wassily Chairs that are just worn-in enough? It’s love at first sight and you have already begun mentally refinancing your mortgage to bring those babies home.
Apr 11, 2018
Stop Passing Up These 10 Treasures at Goodwill
If you’re not a seasoned thrifter, Goodwill can be a little intimidating. Filled with buzzing fluorescent lights, broken panini presses, laminated filing cabinets, and bouquets of plastic flowers that seem straight off of the Golden Girls set, it can be a little hard to see the potential wedged in between all the garage-sale junk. But it’s there! You just need to squint and know what you’re looking for.
Mar 26, 2018
10 Wacky But Brilliant Vintage Appliances They Should Just Go Ahead & Reinvent For Today
No matter how many decades pass, there are certain appliances that stick around. Washing machines were a godsend that released us from hours of hand-washing, fridges changed the game for cooking (and preserving), dishwashers saved households from being torn apart over fights about dirty dishes, and radios brought music into the kitchen. But along the way, those appliances have changed and updated — and sometimes those upgrades yielded some hilarious and fascinating results.
Mar 17, 2018
7 Passé Home Trends Designers Wish Would Make a Comeback
Wall-to-wall carpeting or sponge painted walls, anyone?
Dec 19, 2017
Shop It Like It’s Hot: The 10 Most Popular Vintage Items, According to Sellers
We picked the brains of five purveyors of vintage goods to see what people can't stop buying.
Aug 27, 2017
Guess the Decade Decor Quiz: Kitchens from the ’30s to ’80s
Trends in home decor can be short lived. Your typical en vogue item will be passé within a year or three (sometimes, even within months), but kitchens are a bit of an exception. Hardwired to a home, swapping out the style of your kitchen takes a much firmer commitment and, as a result, the aesthetics are slower to evolve. That being said, a 1950s kitchen looked like a 1950s kitchen for the majority of the decade and sometimes into the next.
Aug 19, 2017
Guess the Decade Decor Quiz: Living Rooms of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s
Most decades have a signature style (both in fashion and interior design), but that doesn’t always mean a room follows that aesthetic to a T. At times, it can be tricky to date a space just by looking at a photo, though there are usually telltale signs here and there. What’s that you say? You could spot a 1960s living room with one eye closed? We encourage you to put those eagle eyes to the test. All the spaces here are either from the 1950s, ’60s or ’70s.
Aug 13, 2017
Decorating Advice From 1948 That Still Totally Applies Today
If you suffer from decision fatigue, these time-tested tips could serve as a jumping-off point for designing your home with confidence.
Aug 11, 2017
The One That Got Away: The Vintage Buy I Didn’t Make That Still Haunts Me
Most people have a tale of “the one that got away.” For some, it might be a previous relationship that ended abruptly, or maybe a solemn story of unrequited love. But for me, it was a set of vintage chairs; Marcel Breuer Cesca caned dining chairs to be exact. Reliving the memory of the fateful day where I idiotically let these slip through my grip is painful, but it’s a saga worth telling, if only to help those that come after me never make a similar mistake.
Aug 8, 2017
10 Bookmark-Worthy Etsy Stores for Vintage Art Lovers
Vintage art always feels unique, personal and it carries a lot of history and whimsy — which is what makes it so fun to hunt down. One of our go-to sources? Etsy, though it takes a lot of sifting. To get you started on where to look, we gathered some great sellers of vintage art; they carry everything from maps and oils to old-school movie posters.
Aug 7, 2017
No Bad Buys: Expert Advice for Vintage Shopping Like a Pro
The web is brimming with user-friendly vintage decor sellers that make scoring a one-of-a-kind piece easier than ever. However, with all those online options, knowing what to look for, and more importantly, how to separate the good stuff from the bad, isn’t always easy.
Aug 1, 2017
Past Perfect: The 10 Best Etsy Shops for Vintage Furniture
Looking through Etsy can be a dizzying whirlwind, because it offers a mix of garage sale quality bric-a-brac and diamond-in-the-rough vintage gold…you just need the patience to sniff out the latter. To help you pick through the terrain just a little faster to get to the good stuff, we dug through to unearth 10 awesome Etsy storefronts specializing in vintage furniture. They might just inspire you to update a room or two!
Jul 29, 2017
Cash in the Casseroles: Your Vintage Pyrex Could Be Worth Big Bucks
Time to cash in those vintage casseroles, Pyrex lovers: it turns out that the hoard of collectibles hiding in your hutch could actually be worth beaucoup bucks. As NPR reports this week, some pieces of vintage Pyrex glassware are now selling for as much as $3,000 per piece.
Jul 28, 2017
8 Vintage Pieces Used in Unexpected & Brilliant Ways
I’m a big fan of vintage furniture: well-made and well-loved, the right piece can add a focal point to any space. But keeping in mind the old adage of having nothing in your home that isn’t beautiful or useful, you want to be sure that you aren’t just adding vintage pieces for the sake of them being, well, old. Check out the following for examples of vintage being brilliantly repurposed, reused, or just given the right surroundings.
Jul 12, 2017
The Ultimate “How to Shop Brimfield” Rookie Guide (From A Brimfield Vet)
There is a lot of great antiquing around the country, though few flea markets can compare to the Brimfield Antique Show. The massive market occurs three times each year—in May, July and September in the small town of Brimfield, Massachusetts, and while each month has its merits, I have been told that the best markets are in May and September (both of which I’ve been to and have not been disappointed with).
Jul 7, 2017
Take 10: Beautiful Bathroom Sink Consoles Made from Vintage Dressers
Vintage dressers are a bathroom renovator’s best friend, as they can lend a healthy dose of character to the old W.C. for a fraction of the price of most (boring) made-to-order vanities. What’s more is, if you know how to drill a hole into wood, you’re half way to repurposing your own vintage dresser into a vanity/ sink console.
Jun 26, 2017
The Best Places to Buy Genuine Vintage Hardware
Good hardware can make everything from dressers to cabinets look so much more stylish. While it’s easier than ever before to find cool hardware, authentic period hardware can be difficult to sort from the reproductions. Though there’s nothing wrong with a repro in many cases, sometimes you just want the character that a real piece of vintage or antique hardware brings to a project.
May 23, 2017
Collectible IKEA: Some Vintage Pieces Are Auctioning for Up to $50,000
When one thinks of IKEA, the questions of “collectible” and “resale value” aren’t generally ones that come to mind. More like, “Will this last?” But IKEA pieces dating back to catalogs as early as 1944 (yes, our stylist friends were just as shocked as you are RN) all of a sudden are generating major buzz on the auction and estate sale market.
May 16, 2017