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The Vintage Home: Clever Finds and Faded Treasures for Today's Chic Living (Small Book of Home Ideas)by Judith Wilson
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Theres an enduring charm to the shabby-chic, Bohemian and ultra relaxed look we now know as Vintage. Its the perfect choice for anyone tired of modern white interiors, and ideal for family living as there is minimal maintenance. Yet opting for Vintage is also a way of life: once youve started scouring for finds, it will become a pleasurable habit hard to break. Best of all, it has become an eco choice: the more we salvage, the better we feel. In short, creating your very own ‘Vintage Home is the perfect antidote to our throwaway world. For anyone keen to escape the wasteland of pared down architecture and identikit shopping, The Vintage Home will show them how to shop cleverly, mix creatively, and put together unique, welcoming and eclectic interiors that are perfect for modern living. Judith Wilson initiates the reader with an exploration of Vintage styles five key looks -‘Country Vintage, ‘Boudoir Vintage, ‘Retro Vintage, ‘Urban Vintage and ‘Modern Vintage. As putting together your chosen look involves a combination of sifting through what youve already got and some leg work, The Vintage Home then takes you shopping in the consumer peripheries of car boots, antique shops and vintage websites. Finally theres a look at each individual room in the house, and at the elements that give a home its sense of style -from radiators and door handles, to sofas, chairs and tables, from lighting to soft furnishings, and from glass and ceramics to paintings and photos. With page after page of inspirational photographs and a wealth of practical ideas, The Vintage Home will show you how to embrace todays new decorative, eclectic mood.
Looks at the enduring charm of shabby-chic, Bohemian and ultra relaxed look we now know as Vintage.
The shabby-chic, Bohemian look known as vintage has both charm and plenty of practicality. It is the perfect alternative for modern white interiors, ideal for family living—as extra scuffs wont ruin the look—and low maintenance as well as relatively inexpensive. For home designers looking to develop a new style from old looks, this essential resource provides information on how to shop and search creatively as well as how to identify and avoid fakes. Tips are also included on mixing various vintage objects creatively in order to create welcoming and eclectic interiors in any room.
About the Author
Judith Wilson is a journalist specializing in style and interior design and the former decorating editor for Homes & Gardens magazine. She is the author of several books, including Essential Home, Harmonious Home, Living Room Essentials, and The Well-Organized Home.
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