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Styling Ideas: Printed Polaroid Photo Collages

When was the last time you printed your photographs? I bet there is a whole generation out there who didn’t even realise you could. Remember when we used to have photo albums? Remember taking your film to the chemist or sending it away in a green envelope, only to get them back and realise your […] Read more…

Heaton hall Farm vintage wedding venue

Get The Look: Vintage Wedding Ideas

As you may know  I run the National Vintage Wedding Fair as well as the new venture, Unique Bride Club, focusing on providing all the vintage styling, dresses, music and more for your wedding day. Creating an elegant, vintage look has become, over the last few years, one of the most popular and increasingly common ways to […] Read more…

Vintage bedroom with mirrored furniture by Kate Beavis Vintage Home Blog

My Vintage Bedroom / Dressing Room

We recently (finally) decorated our vintage bedroom. It is the second from last room to be totally renovated in our 5 year project. Until now it has been a dumping ground for anything and everything as well as doubling up as my dressing room. To be honest, the only thing going for it was the gorgeous […] Read more…

Sarah Maguire's Vintage Eclectic Retro Upcucled Home shared by Kate Beavis

Get The Look: A colourful vintage home

I love Instagram, I literally cannot stop looking at the wonderful photos that vintage loving people have taken all over the world. On one of my regular visits, a beautiful, colourful home caught my eye and I knew in an instant that I wanted to share it with you all. What is interesting about this […] Read more…

vintage floral flower style trunk from The Basket Company reviewed by Kate Beavis Home

Beautiful Vintage Storage

Storage is so important in your home but can we make something so functional look pretty? I don’t know about you but we have so much “stuff” that really needs putting away especially in our children’s rooms. Boy do they have silly amounts of “stuff”! Kitty (aged 4.5) has a really pretty vintage room, which […] Read more…

vintage wallpaper shelves from kate Beavis

Styling Ideas Using Vintage Wallpaper

Wallpaper can brighten up any room providing pattern, texture and sometimes a sense of fun. But I always feel that once it is up, you don’t want to change it especially if you have gone to the expense of hiring someone to install it. By adding it to other items around your home, you can […] Read more…

vintage retro kids childrens playroom by Kate Beavis

Our Vintage Playroom

An age ago, Sarah wrote a blog post featuting styling ideas for displaying your wall art. Since then I have been meaning to revisit my kids playroom to create a wall for their many creations. They are very lucky to have a playroom (I so wish it was my office) and it was featured in […] Read more…

Vintage Styling Tips - reclaimed materials - vintage crates as kitchen storage via Your Vintage Life by Kate Beavis

Vintage Styling Tips: Reclaimed Materials

Reclaimed materials are the perfect choice of any vintage lover.  Green, sustainable and often quirky to look at they can also save you a lot of money.  Whether you use them in the construction of your home or look for furniture and design made from up-cycled pieces. One of the easiest ways to use reclaimed […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

Get The Look: Front Doors

The front door is the focal point of your home’s façade and primary entrance into your house and life. Dressed with the correct choice of door furniture with an appealing traditional door knob, knocker and letterbox it can provide a welcoming and appealing entryway into your home. source When making improvements to their homes, people […] Read more…

Get The Look: 1960s Vintage Bar

We recently had a fabulous 1960s bar for sale at Your Vintage Life. It was quite large, covered in black vinyl faux leather and we thought it would make a great counter for a shop. It was snapped up by the team at Justice: a cool jewellers based in Winchester. We caught up with Thomas […] Read more…

Get The Look: The Vintage Home Office

“Working from home is a modern trend, with so many of us enjoying the flexibility this brings us especially when managing our own business. With the arrival of the home computer in the 1981, internet in the early 1990s and efficient broadband in more recent times, having a study or home office has never been […] Read more…

Get The Look: Vintage Gardens

With this lovely weather setting in, we are spending more and more time in the garden, sitting in a striped vintage deck chair, bought for our DIY wedding a few years back. With plans afoot for decking, I’ve been busy pinning images on to boards to show Adam ideas for the whole space. We are […] Read more…

Get The Look: Vintage Walls

Today’s Get The Look features our home and our love of hanging things on the walls. Plates, plaques, prints, mirrors, fabric and even handbags all adorn our walls. The Lounge is a mixture of teal and red with retro prints that match. We have 2 Picasso prints also which work well with the space. The Kitchen/Diner […] Read more…

Get The Look: Vintage Photographs

Nothing evokes the memory quite like a vintage photograph, whether it is of a global event, such as a picture depicting the horrors of the First World War or the faded image of family ancestor; for example, a great grandmother photographed as a child. Photo by Simon Whitmore for FW Media for Style Your Modern […] Read more…

Get The Look: A 1950s Vintage Wedding

Here is our latest feature for Vintage Life magazine called Save The Date: the 1950s which some of our exhibitors contributed towards. A big thank you to all of them! Save the Date: 1950s Kate Beavis from the National Vintage Wedding Fair shares 3 key looks for a 1950s vintage wedding all of which are […] Read more…

Get The Look: Dawn O’Porter

We are hugely excited to share with you our interview with Dawn O’Porter. Dawn has become the face of vintage recently, having written a book called This Old Thing which was released earlier this month and appearing on 2 vintage magazine covers. With a Channel 4 show to accompany it hot on it’s heels, this summer […] Read more…

Get The Look: Love ur Look

This week we present to you the fabulous vintage 1950s style from LoveurLook. We caught up with the founder to find out more about the business, the inspirations and the recent collection. YVL: What inspired you to start your business? Starting my own brand had always been a life dream of mine. With my love […] Read more…

Get The Look: English Rose Kitchens

Today’s Get The Look post features the pure drool-worthy English Rose kitchens. Having featured one in our book Style Your Modern Vintage Home we have secretly dreamed of owning one. This is the one we featured courtesy of Sarah from Planet Sputnik photo by Simon Whitmore for FW Media It has also appeared on photo […] Read more…

Get The Look: Vintage Pyrex

We love vintage Pyrex here at Your Vintage Life, but amazingly we don’t collect it. Having posted various images of great collections recently on our Facebook page Kate Beavis Vintage we thought we would share some on here. Here are some of our favourite photos: First up is the one we styled for the book. It […] Read more…

Get The Look: Choosing Your Vintage Home

When it comes to setting up a vintage home, creating that vintage ‘experience’ is crucial, whether you’re buying/renting a retro inspired pad or even choosing a shop to sell from. For those who are setting up home, deciding upon the actual bricks and mortar building is crucial as this will always be the backdrop to […] Read more…

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