It fascinates me how people can mix old, vintage home accessories with new, modern items so well. To combine these two very different looks successfully is certainly no easy task. Modern technology is an essential part of our lives and it can be a task to integrate the two together- how do you mix a distressed piece of furniture with something that is shiny and new?
Robert & Michelena show us how to get it right in their Apartment Therapy tour of their Dallas home…
A monochrome colour pallet seems the best option- perhaps it is enough just to mix surface textures and materials and not to involve too much colour. The distressed coffee and dining table fits in well amoungst the leather sofas. The patterned floor adds interest.
An interesting alternative to a conventional side table
The different shades of grey add dimension and depth
Fireplaces were once commonplace in the bedroom. I would make more of a feature of the four poster bed but it’s still a lovely, relaxing room.
Via Apartment Therapy
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I was flicking through this month’s issue of Ideal Home earlier. Have you noticed that all these glossy home magazines tend to feature home accessories from the same-old select few stores all the time? Of course there’s nothing wrong at all with big corporate companies such as John Lewis, Laura Ashley or Dwell etc (I love Dwell’s new autumn ranges) but I want to read about something new and I personally think it’s the small independent boutiques that not many people know about that need to be featured (hint hint…)!
These would make ideal Christmas gifts!
If you scan the magazine pages thoroughly, you’ll occasionally come across a little gem of a company, such as small independent homeware boutique, Country Cream. This inspirational home accessories company is the queen of all things country-style. Ideal if you love the shabby chic/faded/distressed look.
These jugs, above, look lovely when used as vases to display freshy-cut wild flowers.
Be sure to read about the interesting background of Country Cream and how many of the items are handcrafted locally.
All images via countrycream.co.uk. Currently available to buy online
Posted by Emily