Get the Vintage Look

GET THE VINTAGE LOOK: INTRODUCING OUR NEW VINTAGE FOX LUXURY FAUX FUR THROW

Simply uttering the word vintage will have people nostal­gic­al­ly reminiscing sweeter times with 1940’s glamour and homes that boasted gorgeous make-do and mend furniture.

Nowadays, most of us believe that “vintage” has to do with anything that’s, well, for a lack of better word, old. Needless to say, that is not the case.

In fact, there is no era that is more beautiful to recreate in your home, especially since it incorporates luscious fabrics, inviting colours and an original blend of elements.

Instead of going for a perfect, “finished” style, vintage home décor has based much of its appeal on mixing and matching looks, styles and pieces (from family heirlooms and hand-me-downs to contemporary pieces).

VINTAGE DESIGN STYLES: KEY FEATURES

While vintage home décor revolves around luscious elements, layering and surprising com­bi­nati­ons, interior designers have been able to incorporate vintage design into homes that still have a modern look. The foundation of vintage design is:

• Incor­porating 1940’s or 1950’s furniture pieces

• A rich, regal, layered look

• Choose jewel tones and light colours (chalky shades are also welcome)

• Intersper­sing antique furniture pieces (including Victorian and French-style pieces) with contemporary ones

• Choosing feminine silhouettes

• Opting for elements that boast intricate detailing and finishes

• Using luxurious fabrics for pillows, curtains, upholstery, etc. (florals and jacquards are excellent, paisleys, folk and ethnic motifs are also a choice)

• Choosing appropriate lighting (embellished lamps and, for the daring, crystal chandeliers)

• Sufficient decorative accents and art