Modern Vintage Style

Modern Vintage Style

Book - 2017
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In Modern Vintage Style, Emily Chalmers--interiors stylist and owner of hip boutique Caravan--shows how using vintage items in a contemporary context can introduce humor, flair, and personality to any home.

Think antique and brand new, machine-made and handcrafted, shiny smooth and distressed, plastic and porcelain, all mixed up in a fresh, original way. Decorating should be fun and inspiring, so there are no style diktats; no "this-must-go-with-that". Modern vintage is all about trusting your instincts and taste and using a bit of imagination in seeking out the right items to create a perfect balance of old and new. In the first section of the book, Inspirations, Emily offers up imaginative and varied examples of furniture, lighting, textiles, decorating, and collections & display. In the second section, Style, she shows you exactly how to pull the look together, applying her decorating philosophy so you can cook & eat, live, sleep, and bathe in tune with Modern Vintage Style.

Publisher: London :, Ryland Peters & Small,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781849758024
Branch Call Number: ANF 747 CHA
Characteristics: 160 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm


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Aug 12, 2020

Pros: Beautiful pictures, great for design inspiration

Cons: Vintage look provided is a bit English and won't necessarily translate well into a modern home without some very careful planning. Also, the perennial issue with design books - the look isn't always very practical. Either the people don't have kids/pets, or the room is staged to within and inch of its' life.

Mar 24, 2013

A beautiful book with great pictures.

debwalker Nov 13, 2011

Gorgeous ideas for using vintage in contemporary homes.

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