Displaying posts labeled "Vintage"

Industrial chic

Posted on Fri, 24 Dec 2010 by KiM

One more sleep until Christmas!! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend filled with joy and laughter, lots of good food and granny naps. I’m not sure what Jo’s plans are for blogging (I’ve missed her on MSN the last couple of days) but I’m going to go ahead and say I likely won’t be blogging tomorrow or Sunday. So enjoy yourselves, but first, I’d love to show you this home I found on the website of French magazine Le Journal de la Maison. I LOVE this home. The owner seems to love natural materials and flea market finds, particularly with an industrial vibe (me too!!). I was drooling over each one of her funky light fixtures (hello Jielde!). See you all soon!!

***Update: speaking of industrial/thrift finds, check out this post on my page for my latest find!

photos by Marie-José Jarry

Straight into my inspiration folder

Posted on Sun, 19 Dec 2010 by KiM

I saw a couple photos of a home on Emma’s blog the other day and I swear I thought I was going to have a stroke. It’s so perfectly eclectic and funky and random that I had to post it here so I can refer to it at least once a day for the next 10 years. (It belongs to interior designer Marie Olsson Nylander, her husband and 3 children and was featured in Residence magazine).

Flickr finds – flea market style

Posted on Sun, 5 Sep 2010 by KiM

Retro going, going, gone

Posted on Tue, 1 Jun 2010 by midcenturyjo

At last dear readers we turn the final pages of Storage, A House and Garden Book, Melinda Davis, Pantheon Books, New York, 1978. I’m sad to be finished. It was an interesting look at retro rooms that at times didn’t appear all too retro. It just goes to show that good design is timeless (and bad design a giggle many years on). I would truly move into the first home in a heart beat and the second, the bedroom, is spot on for the latest rustic southern European look sweeping blogs and magazines. Even the vintage TV is a hot collector’s item! There is the strangest fireplace that has me shaking my head. I think it’s the gold leaf ceiling and I think I like it! So retro lovers and loathers which ones push your buttons?

  

  

    

  

Off the shelf retro

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2010 by midcenturyjo

I’m still flipping through the pages of Storage, A House and Garden Book, Melinda Davis, Pantheon Books, New York, 1978. Fab homes and fab ideas. I’d move right in to any of them. OK I lie. I just can’t do primary colours. Never could. So no red chairs and green walls and what I think is the world’s largest stack of Componibili storage units. I will however spend tonight dreaming of the Shaker room. Sigh.