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New Column - My Vintage Pad - Heather K. of Pretty Petals

Today I'm launching a new column on Vintage Indie called, "My Vintage Pad" We want to see your favorite room or your home if your decorating style features vintage or antique components. Our first Vintage Pad is a real treat.

I'd like you to meet Heather K of  Pretty Petals.
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What are your favorite decorating details in your home?

In my home, I love to create a vintage style that is pretty but practical. I enjoy white painted furniture because you can just paint any old piece white and it seems to look as if it were all meant to be together. I love chippy paint and roses. I use a lot of cupboards in my decorating and love to use the tops as display space and the insides for storage. My favorite things in my rooms are probably my wallpaper boxes and white painted vintage frames.

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Where do you find inspiration for decorating your home? 

I find inspiration from magazines, books and even blogs. I adore the color blue and love to mix it with soft browns, lots of green and touches of pink. I also love to collect things such as dolls and wallpaper boxes. My collections inspire me to use them in creative ways.

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How do vintage things play a role in your room? 

I think I am quite a “vintage” snob and don’t buy many new things for my home besides pillows or bedding. I love the time worn appeal of vintage furniture and mixing and matching old pieces just gives such a charm to a room.

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Any advice on creating your look? 

I would say the best way to create my look would be to choose a soothing tone for your walls, and then start painting some mix-matched furniture white. Accessorize by using pretty floral patterns and fabrics, and just a few dolls or treasures you love here and there.

A special thanks to Heather for sharing her gorgeous home and decorating style with us. Heather writes for her blog Pretty Petals a must see!

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Alright, time to wipe up the drool! Do you have a favorite room you want to share? We'd love to see it. Email submissions to us Subject: My Vintage Pad. We can't wait to see your vintage goodness!

Comments

Elise

Love this idea! Nice apartment-therapy twist, for those of us not wedded to the new (icky) things! :)

Heather~ Pretty Petals

Thank you SO much for featuring my little home in your column today... I love all you do here at Vintage Indie. Such great reading!

Heather

emmeline

What a wonderful, beautifully vintage home :)

As hard as I try, I just cant ever seem to pull my (vintage) house together. I scribble drawings of room layouts on scrap paper, make inspiration boards for each room … but I can never seem to accomplish what you have :)

Karen

Lovely Heather! It is always a treat to see photos of your home and your vintage treasures. You have such a pretty romantic style. Love it!

Karen at Ciderantiques

Elizabeth

Such a beautiful decorating style! I really enjoyed seeing all the great pictures! What a wonderful column!

Gabreial, Vintage Indie

Thank you everyone for all of your lovely comments. I'm so glad you like the new column. I can't wait to bring you the next one. Until then, please feel free to email me if you'd like to indulge us in your own vintage style.

Joy

Heather's a doll - great feature! Love your blog btw....

:)

Joy

Alice W.

Heather's home has been one of my favorites for a long time and so inspiring to see!!! She has such an eye for scouring the best vintage finds, embellishing and decorating!

Holly Abston

Heather's house is as lovely as she is. Love your new column and am off to cruise the rest of your blog.

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