Archive of ‘Vintage Home and Fashion’ category

How to source mid-century furniture by Kate Beavis.com Vintage Home blog

How to source mid century furniture

Mid century furniture is mainly thought to cover three decades of the middle of the 20th century:  from the fun yet sometimes kitsch 1950s through to the space age 1960s and into the dark teak, quite masculine look of the 1970s. These styles have grown in popularity over the last ten years resulting in prices […] Read more…

Get The Look: A mid century dining room by Kate Beavis.com

Get The Look: A Mid Century Dining Room

I love everything about this room. The pops of orange in the pendant lights that stand out against the white walls remind me of my own kitchen/dining room/lounge area which incidentally is also filled with Ercol, like this table. Here are some of my best buys to get this look on your own home. (Photo by […] Read more…

A 1960s brown tweed autumn vintage dress

I have recently found quite a few vintage dresses that I adore – some from charity shops (i.e. cheap!) and some from vintage shops (where I spent more money!). I will share them over the next few weeks but the first one I want to show you is this 1960s autumn vintage dress. It is […] Read more…

My autumn fashion monochrome wish list by Kate Beavis.com

My Autumn Fashion Monochrome Wish List

Yes I know that it is still summer and thankfully it is gloriously sunny right now, but if you pick up any fashion magazine or go out onto the high street, you will see them packed with autumn fashion. While you may not be wanting to wear any of it right now, it is always […] Read more…

Life Through A Lens: My Instagram July 2016

July flew by, especially as I went on holiday for two weeks to Zante in Greece. My Instagram feed revealed only a few holiday snaps as I was without wifi for most of the fortnight which was great as I totally relaxed. Here are some of my favourite moments from July. My new blouse from […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial: How to make a bike wheel clock by Kate Beavis.com

DIY Tutorial: How to make a bike wheel clock

I recently wrote this article showing you how to make a bike wheel clock for Reloved Magazine for Father’s Day. However it makes a great project for anyone in the house! Choosing something for your father or even your children’s father can be difficult, so why not make him something this year that is not only […] Read more…

12 Iconic Great British designs of the 20th century as featured on Kate Beavis.com

12 iconic Great British designs from the 20th century

Today I have teamed up with Distinctive Chesterfields to share our top 12 Great British iconic designs that you and I collect today and were “must have” items in the past. I personally am lucky enough to have quite a few of these – which ones do you have? Ercol pebble tables The nest of curved tables […] Read more…

I Love Vintage Tins by Kate Beavis.com

I Love Vintage Tins

Regular readers of my blog and social media sites will know that I grew up with tins. From the mid 1970s, my parents ran a successful tinware business designing many familiar tins that we all had growing up and now collect today. With this in mind, alongside my love of vintage, it is only natural […] Read more…

Kate Beavis Vintage Thrifting

Kate’s Vintage Thrifting

The last few weeks have been really hectic what with managing two wedding fairs and spraining my foot (ouch) so I have hardly had any time to go thrifting! I have also been immersed in my new articles for Reloved magazine so much of my buying has been on second hand and vintage craft supplies. […] Read more…

Get The Look: Kate Middletons Boho Style

Anyone who loves  fashion won’t have failed to notice Kate Middleton’s boho style seen on her recent trip to India and Bhutan. She has embraced a relaxed modern vintage, late 60s/70s style with paisleys, patchwork cottons, long earrings and  maxi dresses with deep red tones. I love this look on her, she looks relaxed and in keeping […] Read more…

Chesterfield sofa, the Heritage trend, on kate Beavis Vintage Home blog working with The Original Sofa Company

Different ways to style the Heritage trend with a Chesterfield sofa.

The Chesterfield sofa really does represent true British heritage; our long-standing tradition of beautiful pieces, created at an unprecedented level of fine craftsmanship and detail. When I think of a Chesterfield I think of gentlemens clubs but also cosy snugs with beamed ceilings in traditional houses, however recently this style of sofa is becoming more at home in […] Read more…

1950s vintage fashion as photographed by Mark Newton as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog (for Festival of Vintage)

Vintage Fashion at the Festival of Vintage

The Festival of Vintage is back next weekend at York Racecourse and I am so excited to share that I will be there on the Saturday. And not selling or just shopping (although I bet I will be definitely doing the latter!) but helping to write an article for Vintage Life magazine. I will be […] Read more…

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