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Kate Beavis 2016 Review

My 2016 Review – Realisation, Relaxation, Acceptance

I wasn’t planning to write a round up blog post of 2016 for a few reasons, hence this one being late. But on reading everyone else’s and feeling super proud of their achievements I started to think about what I had achieved and my overwhelming feeling was that I hadn’t achieved that much. Now this […] Read more…

How to source mid-century furniture by Kate 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

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…

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

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

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

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…

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…

Le Creuset Oasis pastel range as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Pretty pastels from Le Creuset’s Oasis range

I often write about Le Creuset as they are one of the kitchen brands that have stood the test of time. Their saucepans  even appeared in my book! But whenever I write about them, I am always talking about the bright orange designs until now…. Le Creuset have introduced a pastel coloured range called Oasis […] Read more…

Kate Beavis Vintage Retro Home featured on Home Style magazine

My vintage home featured in Home Style magazine

Recently my vintage home was featured in a new magazine called Home Style. The magazine is a monthly mag featuring lots of real homes and DIY ideas all really colourful and fun. It also has recipes, styling ideas, advice and top tips from bloggers as well as the home owners. I had a great day […] Read more…

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