Occasionally, those of us who decorate with vintage need some sort of approval for our eclectic ways. The truth is, this is who we are. As a matter of fact, I believe even top designers have been doing it for centuries. Family heirlooms often play important roles in design. No matter how you say it, we are all mixing old and new.
For those of you who would like a little more assurance in “who you are” as far as design and style, then the book Creating Vintage Style by Lucinda Ganderton is just for you. (RYLAND PETERS & SMALL, ISBN 978-1845971250,110pages,$16.95) Creative Vintage Style gives you the design backbone for pulling off this style effectively. Everything becomes much more clear after you’ve read this book. For example, Creative Vintage Style suggests not to over design your own vintage style living space. Taking inspiration from the interior itself.
Chapters include Living Rooms, Kitchens & Dining Rooms, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Children's Rooms, Workrooms and Outdoors. Each chapter features key elements giving a more in depth look at planning and purpose giving beautiful color examples. Next there are more in depth details about including fabrics along with a DIY project for each and final thoughts with finishing touches.
I really enjoyed the photographs in this book. They are bright and practical, and give you the confidence in creating this style in your own home. You can find this book in our reviewed section of our Amazon Store here. (sponsored link)