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Monday, April 28, 2008

Vintage in the News

Yes folks, it is time for another instalment of Vintage in the News!

Its been some time since we last posted about how Vintage is inspiring trends in everything from home decor to fashion (almost two months!). This segment is long overdue and though we focus primarily on news of home decor trends, we found an article, featuring DIY tips and links on how to make or remake Vintage clothing into a trendy one-off which we simply couldn't resist adding. Enjoy! features an article on the current trend of utilizing 60's colors and collectibles with modern home furnishings to add verve to a living space. We know we love the colors.Take me there!

From; Design trends including the 'multi-generational' mixing of old and new. Though there are many terms, including the aforementioned, being coined for this trend we prefer to call it 'eras colliding'. To quote the article; "...the increasingly robust trend of mixing vintage and new pieces in such a way that it’s difficult to tell which is which." This is a terrific jumping off point for anyone considering a room or home makeover. Take me there!
A classic grand old home punches the decor with modern elements in metallics.

The formal, almost stuffy, lines of this hall table are overcome with a modern paint treatment in a bold color.

Flair can be added to any decor by incorporating mid-century modern in a single piece or a grouping. The design front is seeing a trend in mid-century influenced pieces (as shown above) which offer an affordable alternative, and a current twist, to authentic mid-century furnishings.

The Life and Health section at the UK's Guardian website features "A Stitch in Time", an article looking at the massive jump in sewing machine sales which ponders the reasons and suggests retro and vintage fabrics in creating one-off fashions. They also provide links to some really cool DIY websites such as Craftster, Threadbanger and ReproDepot (amazing collection of vintage reproduction and retro inspired fabrics). Take me there!

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