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Vintage

Mid-Century Style

A key inspiration for me and my home is mid-century style. I love the colour palette used in the fifties, the shapes and materials used for furniture, the fun graphic patterns and the general sense of life and optimism it holds.  Here are some picks which highlight key aspects of mid-century interiors and tips on how you can introduce them into your own home: Gorgeous warm wood tones Image credit: Plastolux A mid-century modern dining room in Denmark filled with the warm wood tones so often seen in this period of design. The almost amber shine of the teak cabinet works perfectly with the...
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Date: 03 Feb 2014 18:57
Author: Becky
Tags: interior design Vintage

Patterned Tiles

Patterned tiles are becoming an obsession of mine. Anyone who follows me on Instagram (prettydandybex), Pinterest, or twitter for that matter, will confirm this! Since moving to Barcelona I have begun spotting and recording them while out and about around the city. I've long been partial to pattern, colour, vintage design and - in particular - Barcelona's Modernisme style and these decorative tiles fulfill all of those passions. I'm now keen to learn more about these beautiful objects, to find out more about how they are made and their history and whether they are still being used today. So far I've established...
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Date: 07 Jan 2014 19:33
Author: Becky
Tags: art inspiration interior design Vintage

Vintage Home Decor

As you may have noticed from browsing the site, vintage home accessories and vintage home décor are pretty dear to my heart. In fact, I can remember the exact moment I fell in love with vintage homewares. I was a student at the time and my budget meant I did a lot more looking and dreaming than actually buying. One day, whilst happily browsing around a second hand shop near my house, I spotted a hanging wicker chair – I think probably early 1970’s – and fell in love. It was a bit battered, the metal support had rusted and the wicker...
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Date: 05 Jun 2012 22:44
Author: Becky
Tags: interior design Vintage

Statement Chairs #1 - Hans Wegner

One of the things I am banned from purchasing more of in our house is mugs. We've got hundreds, I'm a sucker for a lovely mug (like these!). I'm also a sucker for a statement chair - the second thing I'm no longer allowed to collect! We already have a fabulous seventies hanging wicker chair, some vintage danish dining chairs, a circular mustard velour sofa/armchair and various others too many to mention. My husband will be delighted to hear that instead of purchasing more, I'm going to collect them here on the blog. Welcome to Statement Chairs #1 - the first of...
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Date: 29 Dec 2011 17:06
Author: Becky
Tags: home accessories interior design Vintage