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Vintage Styling Tips: Autumn Cosiness

Cosy (noun).  Meanings 1)  Warmth and comfort.  2)  Friendliness; intimacy.  Autumn makes us want to be in our homes even more than we usually do.  Cosy textures such as chunky knits, faux fur, wood and layers of soft furnishings are key…follow these ideas and you wont want to emerge till Spring! Layer up a faux fur throw and […]

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The Day We Went Viral

Last week we proved that the power of Facebook is far from dead. Many people have been moving away from it as a social medium for their business due to “not being seen by their followers”. This is something we have discussed in the past in our business blogs, and last week we threw this […]

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Vintage Styling Tips- Fabulous Fireplaces

So, come on, admit it.  Who put their heating on last week?  We did and we’re not ashamed to admit it!  As we head through October the weather has definitely become a lot colder and there’s no escaping it…Autumn is finally here.  As well as putting the central heating on and switching the duvets, there […]

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Vintage Watches: A Timely Investment

In an age of mass-produced uniformity, vintage wristwatches are effortlessly eye-catching. Unique, antiquated, rare and possessed of a timeless elegance, they are starkly different to the large, crowingly metallic monstrosities that adorn the wrists of the rich and powerful, lewdly proclaiming their wealth to the world. Understated, demure and classic, they’re a subtle hint of […]

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Vintage Styling Tips: Hooked on hooks

Ok, we admit it…we’ve got way too much stuff.  Any idea that will help organise, sort or just generally get stuff off the floor (or draped over beds, chairs, exercise bikes etc.) is music to our ears.  And if its got great vintage styling too?  Perfect!!! The hallway is one of the places to create a great hooked area.  […]


Vintage Styling Tips: Have Tile Style!

Why use tiles in your vintage loving home?  Well, first off, tiles last a really long time. Good tiles are hard-wearing and easy to maintain. They have a simplicity about them and are available in a huge choice of designs and textures.  Tiles are made from environmentally friendly materials and have a very low rate of replacement […]

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Orla Kiely’s vintage style shoes

Who out there loves a vintage shoe? But how hard is it to find them in your size especially those that are not worn down within an inch of their lives? There are more brands popping up designing great vintage style shoes such as Miss L Fire and Agnes and Norman but all are very […]

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Vintage Styling Tips: Showers with Style

It wouldn’t be morning without a shower and a great shower can make the difference between feeling OK and feeling amazing.  Once it was all about baths in bathrooms, but now there are some amazing ways to fit a shower into your vintage loving home and make the entire space look amazing. The 1920’s and […]

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Fashion in the 1940s

Recently we were sent a new book to read called Fashion in the 1940s, written by Jayne Shrimpton and published by Osprey.It takes the reader through all the fashions of the time, from wartime utility styles to the New Look designed by Christian Dior. You can clearly see how fashions evolved in a time of […]

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A Guide to Antique Jewellery

‘Vintage’ is a cover all term used to describe jewellery from many different eras. This is mainly for jewellery from the 1940s onwards, however for the avid admirer of all things antique, here’s a quick guide to jewellery styles from the 1700s all the way through to war-ravaged 1914. Georgian Georgian jewellery hails from the […]

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Vintage Styling Tips: Fornasetti

Piero Fornasetti was a Milanese painter, sculptor, interior decorator, engraver of books and a creator of more than 11,000 products. In terms of variety of decoration, Fornasetti’s production of objects and furniture is one of the largest of the 20th century and he is celebrated as being among the most original creative talents of the […]

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Me and My Freddies

Back in the 1940s and 50s, Americans knew how to wear jeans. To be fair they probably still do, but at a time when we were still living through austerity, the US wore their jeans with style. They wore them high, the wore them turned up, they wore them dark and they wore them wide. […]

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Style your vintage garden

In the busy modern world, it’s appealing to think that your garden can be a peaceful place to escape to, a place that takes you back in time and away from the abruptness of day-to-day life. Creating a vintage garden is something anyone can do, even if they only have a small space to work […]

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Vintage Styling Tips: Clothes storage for a vintage fan

Ever since we saw Carrie Bradshaw’s amazing closet in her New York apartment in Sex and the City, we have dreamed of creating the perfect vintage girls closet.  Eclectic yet stylish, fun yet practical, and so feminine.  Just look at it, its amazing! source So how do you create a wardrobe you love?  Wardrobe solutions come in lots […]


Monsoon: Vintage Style

I have to admit that I love Monsoon. I worked for them throughout the 90s and have recently rediscovered  them due to spending more time at St Pancras station due to my consultancy work. I love their boho style which is something I am embracing more and more as I find myself mixing modern and vintage […]

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We Love…Planet Sputnik Homestyle

Over the last year so many people have asked me if I live in the stunning home featured on the front of my book, “Style Your Modern Vintage Home“. I can reveal that alas it is not mine, but belongs to Sarah from Planet Sputnik. She has created a wonderful 1950s home in North London […]

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Vintage Styling Tips: Small space gardens

In todays blog we look at what can be achieved in a small space garden.  Just because you don’t have a lot of space it doesn’t mean it can’t look amazing.  For a vintage lover there are many ways to create a unique look with clever use of the space you have using upcycling, repurposing and vertical gardening […]

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