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.
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.
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.
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.
(office area pictured)
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!
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!