Archive of ‘Home Styling and Organisation’ category

Get The Look: Vintage Lighting

We love vintage lights here at Your Vintage Life. Whether it’s an anglepoise, a rocket lamp or an atomic shade, we have them all in our home (as well as in our shop) At our desk, which is actually a G Plan dressing table, we use  retro items to store our papers in such as this […] Read more…

Get The Look: Modern Vintage Appliances

Those of you who follow this blog will know we have a slight orange obsession…ok, ok, we have a HUGE orange obsession. It all started when Adam was on a quest for an orange teapot which then triggered a buying spree of everything, and I mean everything orange for his kitchen. When my grandma passed away in 2007, […] Read more…

Get The Look: A 1970s Home, Romford, Essex

Today we are sharing a great 1970s home with an interior designed to fit the space beautifully. The mix of retro homewares and furniture teamed with patterned wallpaper has created a cool yet cosy space. They have added modern pieces too creating a true modern vintage home! The home owners are Becky and Jamie Wash, who […] Read more…

Get The Look: Your modern vintage kitchen

Let’s face it, when people say they’re looking to design a ‘vintage kitchen’, they don’t usually mean vintage appliances, or doing without intelligent stoves, dishwashers or the microwave. All of us want a kitchen that combines modern gadgetry with a style suited to the house we live in and our own personality, which often means […] Read more…

Get the Look: The 1940s style

It feels like everyone is finally realising how suave and sexy fashion actually was in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Women embraced their feminine charm and curvaceous bodies, and now the modern woman is starting to appreciate classic dresses that accentuate a her hips and thighs. They love wearing stunning hats that can’t help but attract positive attention. […] Read more…

Get The Look: refreshing your spare room

Easter will soon be upon us and Grandma is on her way over to stay. This normally would be a great occasion but there’s no room at the moment. Putting our thinking caps on, there’s only one solution bar raising the attic for an additional floor and that is to convert the spare room which at […] Read more…

Get The Look: Tatyanna Vintage Style

Those of you that know us well, know that Kate, our director, loves a pretty vintage frock. Finding one that fits though isn’t always easy so choosing a vintage style one is often the best choice. We have a great sponsor called Tatyanna who sell such beautiful dresses. We caught up with Zoe, the lady […] Read more…

Get the Look: Your Vintage Christmas

Last week we featured our vintage home at Christmas, and this week it’s your turn! We asked via Twitter and the blog for you to send us photos of your vintage homes and boy did we get a lot! We’ve rounded it up to 3 though… First up is this home filled with glorious vintage […] Read more…

Get the Look: Our Vintage Christmas Home

We’re finally getting round to decorating our home for Christmas and it’s definitely a vintage affair. We sell lots of vintage decorations all year so sometimes it can be hard to decide which ones to keep. Most of our items have been collected for many years however with some having been in our family for years. […] Read more…

Get The Look: A Handmade Lace Necklace

Today’s Get the Look blog post comes from Emma Milroy who organises for Judy Berger, the Cambridge Affordable Vintage Fair. She recently made the cutest necklace and posted it on Facebook…we loved it so much we asked her to share how she did it with you all. Over to Emma: “The other weekend I went […] Read more…

Get the Look: Dark Ercol Furniture

Often it is said that Ercol furniture is only wanted in the blond English elm finish rather than the darker stained version. Well, let us show you how it can look great- and  it was even good enough to feature in our book! But first a little about Ercol: The Ercol brand was established in 1920 by […] Read more…

Styling Tips: Vintage Garden Rakes as decoration

If you’ve read some of my blogs lately you’ll know I have recently moved into a new (but still older) house which we are trying to improve a little.  We’ve been clearing out areas and this week found some rusty old garden tools in the garage.   They were destined for the skip but all of a sudden […] Read more…

Get the Look: 1960’s retro bedroom

A few weeks back we sold this 1960s retro tissue box. Made from yellow plastic, it reminded us of the Crayonne range sold through Habitat. The buyer sent us through this photo with it taking pride of place in their spare room. Sitting pretty on a G Plan 1950s Brendan bedside table alongside a classic […] Read more…

Styling Tip: 1930s crochet

I cannot stop buying vintage linen. I have bags and bags of it, from large embroidered tablecloths to small doily like tray covers. We do not use them in our home (which is a 1960s affair) and to be honest, we don’t really sell them either. Other people sell them so well but they don’t really […] Read more…

retrp wallpaper

Styling Tip: Vintage Wallpaper

A while back we wrote about the fabulous FiFi wallpaper which we chose for a feature wall in our bedroom. It is a reproduction of a 1950s design by Sanderson. The story goes that someone found it in a loft and they had actually forgotten that it ever existed. It is hand drawn sketches of […] Read more…

1 2 3

As Seen In

The Vintage Newsletter

Join my mailing list for news and Vintage Pin Club launches

You have Successfully Subscribed!