2.17.2011

Personal Style Defined: Vintage

Welcome to round three of part two of our Personal Style Defined series.  Every other week Jill of Good Life For Less and I are exploring different elements of personal style: Jill working on the fashion end and myself covering interiors.  

In case you have missed them, here are all the styles we have covered so far in the series:

Part I

Part II
and today: 



Vintage!  It can encompass any of the styles we have already explored, depending on the look you are going for.  Where would we be without vintage?  One thing is for sure, when you add vintage finds to your decor it gives it that extra special personalized touch that you would not get otherwise.  Anyone can go to Target and buy a lamp or pillow from the shelves, but not everyone will have that one quirky accessory you found at an antique store.

Here are some wonderful examples of how others have used vintage finds to bring personality to their homes:


Here we have an industrial country look, which I love.  The items that could very well be vintage in this photo include the antlers on the fireplace, the brass tray and milk glass bowl on the coffee table, and the chair and ottoman in the corner.  You can see how just a few pieces bring loads of charm to the space.


Library card catalogs are huge right now, and if you go to any antique fair you are sure to run across a few. The display of vintage floral paintings in mismatched frames on top make for great visual impact.  Often times when you become interested in antiquing you will also become interested in collecting.  It's fun to have a few things that you are always on the lookout for.


Here we have a vintage modern look, consisting of a classic Saarinen tulip table and Wegner Wishbone chairs.  Both highly sought-after, and will bring a definite timeless sophistication to your home.


Vintage posters are another great way to bring a unique point of view to your home.  They run the gamut from travel posters, to movie posters to magazine covers (like the Vogue one I have).  The possibilities are endless.  You can find originals or reproductions that will be more economical. 

I hope this has given you some ideas on how to incorporate vintage finds into your decor.  From furniture, to accessories, to artwork, there are plenty of ways to add character to your home with vintage finds.

Speaking of, my vintage home goods shop One Sweet Find has re-opened for business! I am fully on the mend now and ready to ship out any orders that come in.  I am also in the process of listing new items as well, so be sure to check in for those.

Now hop on over to Jill's blog to see what fashion inspirations she has put together with vintage in mind!

1 comment:

  1. Love the vintage look! We just bought our first house and I've been scouring thrift stores for some fun finds to decorate with. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Glad to hear you're on the mend!

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