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Shop Vintage for Second Hand September

17th September 2020
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joe colombo 4867 chairs for kartell via the peanut vendor

We may already be halfway through the month but did you know it was second-hand September – an Oxfam campaign to ask people to shop secondhand for the whole month to prevent some of the 13 million clothing items that end up in landfill every week. Shall we pause and read that again. Thirteen.Million.Every.Week. Now…

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The most popular interior styles of 2020

17th March 2020
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Vintage (Shutterstock - Pavlovska Yevheniia)

Now this dropped into my inbox a couple of days ago and I thought it might be fun to share; a round up of the top 20 interior design styles as evidenced by google searches so far this year. These things are often to be taken with a pinch of salt, not so much for…

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10 Tips For Buying Vintage Furniture

11th February 2020
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brass measuring cups via reclectic vintage interiors

With more and more of us thinking about where our furniture comes from and the resurgence of love for so-called brown furniture and antiques, I thought it might be timely to write a guide with tips on buying vintage. 1 There is no substitute for time spent on research. We’re all familiar with the phrase…

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New Shop Discovery: Lovely and Company

15th October 2015
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After all that controversial celebrity designer stuff the other day, we’re going back in time now to seek out few design classics. A bit of vintage. Every interior should have something vintage. Even if you prefer modern and contemporary, something old will ground the space and give it more character. This might be the place…

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Steel Desk

23rd August 2015
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I spent years wanting a vintage steel desk. For a long time there was one in the window of our local antique/retro/junk shop but it cost around £1,800 and was way out of our budget. I think perhaps it was way out of anyone else’s too as it was there for such a long time.…

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Monochrome Chairs by Florrie + Bill

2nd August 2015
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I’ve never been a great one for pattern but I am reliably informed (by people who know about such things) that pattern does very well when it comes to furniture. I find this both reassuring and baffling. I would have thought that everyone wanted to buy a plain chair and create a riot with the…

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Coral and Bone: new lifestyle store

17th December 2014
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carved cows head and bird cage frm coral and bone

Now this is a good place for that Christmas shopping… Look what I have found. This new online store, which has only just opened, has a great collection of eclectic and funky stuff which, not only do I love, but (and this is important) I haven’t seen all over everywhere else. Coral and Bone is…

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Reclaimed Tiles from Bert and May

14th December 2014
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vintage cement tiles

I love patterned tiles and reclaimed and vintage are among the best. Now, obviously the tile you choose can be dictated by how many are in stock and how big an area you need to tile but, having said that, there is a certain vogue for patchwork tiles at the moment so they don’t necessarily…

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Industrial Round Metal Shelving Unit

29th April 2014
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industrial round metal unit

This industrial round metal shelving unit can be wall-mounted or sit on the floor. It measures 120cm in diameter (and only 30cm deep) so you might feel it’s better on the floor but then again it will probably need some sort of fixing to prevent it from toppling over. It comes from Vincent and Barn,…

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Vintage Industrial Shelving

24th April 2014
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vintage industrial shelving from design vintage

    I don’t know about you but I have several dream kitchens. The one I currently own is definitely one of them. A few tweaks here and there – enough space for a slouchy sofa for example – and after that it’s perfect. But I have another dream too. One where nothing is fitted…

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