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As much as I enjoy just looking at everything in the kitschen, it’s that continuity I love the most. That we are using cabinets every day which were built in a factory over 50 years ago. It appeals to my thrifty side!
In our son’s room I love that he has accumulated his own boy’s brand of vintage which has nothing about it that is pink or floral!
Where do you find inspiration for decorating your home?
For me vintage is about getting use out of things, whether these are family heirlooms and hand-me-downs or happy finds on trips to charity shops, markets and auctions. I like to make still-life displays around the house that catch my eye and make me smile. I see no point in having collections which are hidden away, I don’t do precious! I think what makes our house a home is that it has grown over many years. Things have been added, a few things taken away, but mostly it has just developed so it’s a comfortable space to be in!
Big Blue Dog
Any advice for creating your look?
I would always say not to worry what other’s might think about your choices for your home. Buy things that make your heart dance and if you’re in the mood to buy things for your home, never take a shopping list! Just see what sings out to you when you get there! It’s not sensible, but it is fun!
A special thanks to Teena for sharing her beautiful home with us. You can see more of Teena's home and her current projects at her blog Kitschen Pink. Also, visit her shop on Etsy to purchase her adorable puppies.
All photographs in this feature are copyright Teena Vallerine