Style your Modern Vintage Home: A guide to buying, restoring and styling from the 1920s to 1990s

Style your Modern Vintage Home: A guide to buying, restoring and styling from the 1920s to 1990s

By: Kate Beavis (author), Paloma Faith (foreword_author)Hardback

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Description

Style Your Modern Vintage Home is an inspirational book for all vintage enthusiasts. It encompasses everything vintage lovers want in one place: every vintage decade, every practical tip for buying, styling and restoring your vintage homewares and achieving your perfectly styled vintage home. With 'real' homes, 'real' people and 'real' affordable items, this book shows you how you can achieve a stylish vintage/modern home too. Vintage enthusiasts can see how these must-have items or styles work in their own home and how to integrate vintage with modern. Each chapter covers a decade from the 1920s to the 1990s. Every chapter introduces the fascinating social history from that period and how what was going on in the world influenced the interior homes of that time. The chapters are divided by sub-sections for the main rooms in the house, including, living room, bedroom, kitchen, study, hall and even the garden, showing the must-have items from for those rooms in each period. There are practical styling tips, restoration and cleaning tips, and useful watch out advice for buying vintage pieces. Although chapters are separated by decade, some styles from different eras may be used alongside each other and so there are useful cross references to other chapters. The final section of the book includes a useful and accessible treasurebox directory with the best vintage traders, both in the UK and US, as well as further reading should you wish to learn more about the topics covered in this book. Beautiful lifestyle photography of all of the must-have vintage pieces and real homes make this a fun, stylish and contemporary interior design book, but also a fascinating read to understand the history behind the pieces in our homes, that all vintage enthusiasts will want to use time and again when decorating their homes. There is a Foreword by UK singer and actress, Paloma Faith, a vintage style icon both in the UK and US.

About Author

With an 18-year career in retail design and visual merchandising, Kate Beavis is a successful online retailer of collectible homewares, furnishings and clothing. She manages her website 'Your Vintage Life' full-time with her partner. Kate's website has featured as website of the month in Period Living 2011, with regular press in Homes and Antiques and Homes and Gardens. Kate is a regular blogger about vintage homes, fashion and lifestyle. Kate writes regular articles for Vintage Life magazine, one of the largest vintage magazines in the UK, selling both in the UK and internationally, in main retailers on the high streets, as well as subscriptions. Your Vintage Life won 'Best Online Homewares Retailer' at the National Vintage Awards 2013.

Contents

Contents Foreword by US contributor Introduction What is vintage? Why buy vintage? Introduce the decades covered. Aims of the book - focus on its practical nature. 1. 1920s/30s - Introduction to the period, prosperity after war, Wall Street Crash and depression - Lounge: practical tips for buying key items from the period and practical steps for integrating them into your modern lounge e.g. cocktail bar/bar ware/deco styling - Kitchen: practical tips for buying key items from the period and practical steps for integrating them into your modern kitchen e.g. deco teapot - Bedroom: practical tips for buying key items from the period and practical steps for integrating them into your modern bedroom e.g. dressing table sets. 2. 1940s - 1950s - Introduction to the periods, rationing, war, feeling after war in US/UK, new design, molecular forms, hope, Festival of Britain - Lounge: practical tips for buying key items from the period and practical steps for integrating them into your modern lounge e.g. utility furniture (40s), flat pack furniture (50s) - Kitchen: practical tips for buying key items from the period and practical steps for integrating them into your modern kitchen e.g. enamel ware (40s), fitted kitchens, key accessories (50s) - Bedroom: practical tips for buying key items from the period and practical steps for integrating them into your modern bedroom e.g. make do and mend, blouses for pillowcases - Hall: practical tips for buying key items from the period and practical steps for integrating them into your modern hall e.g. telephone 4. 1960s - 1970s - Introduction to the period, space race, birth of teenager, package holidays (60s), baby boomers setting up home, recession (70s) - Lounge: practical tips for buying key items from the period and practical steps for integrating them into your modern lounge e.g. teak, art glass, rocket lamps (60s), shag pile rugs (70s) - Kitchen: practical tips for buying key items from the period and practical steps for integrating them into your modern kitchen e.g. pasta jars, pull down lights (60s), brown, soda streams (70s) - Bedroom: practical tips for buying key items from the period and practical steps for integrating them into your modern bedroom e.g. dansette record player - Playroom: practical tips for buying key items from the period and practical steps for integrating them into your modern playroom e.g. toys/games 6. 1980s - 1990s - Introduction to the period, boom, look back to the 50s, US and UK as superpowers, technology, (80s) recession, look back to 1970s style (90s) - Lounge: practical tips for buying key items from the period and practical steps for integrating them into your modern lounge e.g. the colour red (80s), crystals (90s) - Kitchen: practical tips for buying key items from the period and practical steps for integrating them into your modern kitchen e.g. microwave - Bedroom: practical tips for buying key items from the period and practical steps for integrating them into your modern bedroom e.g. velvet 8. Repairing, restoring and preserving vintage furniture - Creative ideas for upcycling e.g. making own curtains - top tips e.g. drink rings out of teak, tea stains out of bone china etc 9. Directory An alphabetical list of the main vintage furniture stockists to find all the genuine and affordable vintage treasures in the UK, US and Australia Index Picture Credits Acknowledgements

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446303443
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781446303443
  • ISBN10: 1446303446

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