Posts Tagged ‘bedroom’

10 ways to create a vintage mid century bedroom by Kate Beavis.com

10 ways to create a vintage bedroom

The bedroom is probably the easiest room to create a vintage look in, as it tends to be the space where it is accepted to be more feminine with floral linens and pretty wallpapers. There are two ways to get a vintage or mid century bedroom which I will share today – a mid-century modern […] Read more…

Five Little Diamonds Vintage Home as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog vintage sideboard

Get The Look: A bright, vintage, Scandinavian patterned home

Today’s real home is a lovely one, filled with colourful vintage with a slight Scandinavian feel to it. It belongs to Cathy Locke and her husband Kieran and their daughter Rosina, in Chelmsford, Essex. She runs an online shop filled with equally lovely goodies called Five Little Diamonds. I found her by the power of Instagram […] Read more…

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Vintage Colour Inspiration: Purple

It’s the fourth week in my vintage colour inspiration series and today I am featuring the colour purple. When I was a goth back in the late 1980s, I loved purple. I had an amazing crushed velvet midi skirt that to be honest, I wish I still had! However, now my home is anything but […] Read more…

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How do you value your vintage possessions?

I have recently been asked how I value my vintage things? Well I believe that there are two ways to value them: financially and sentimentally. The clever people at Legal and General have written an interesting article on how much people value their possessions, and have asked me to consider what in my home I value and […] 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…

Kate Beavis vintage 1950s 1960s bedroom

My Vintage Bedroom

We decorated our vintage bedroom a few years ago as part of our 5 year renovation of our 1920s home. However, it never felt calm, which I really wanted for this room. I love white walls so the colour of my vintage collections simply pop out, but this didn’t seem to work here. I think […] 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 Boy bedroom by Kate Beavis

My Vintage Home: A Boys Bedroom

Late last year we finally decorated our son, Herbie’s bedroom. Don’t get me wrong, he had a nice bedroom but it was done when he was 3 and now felt a little young for him. I featured it a long time ago here. We wanted to create something that he could grow older with, something that […] Read more…

We Love…Sanderson

We love wallpapers and fabrics from Sanderson especially their 1950s range. This launched a few years back now and all have a real atomic feel to them. Some are copies of original Sanderson prints from the mid 20th century and some are simply influenced by the originals. We love Mobiles in all 4 colour ways […] Read more…

Get the Look: Your New Vintage Bedroom

With every season change, I find myself sometimes growing bored of my style. The re-emergence of past clothing and hair trends pulls at my threads and begs for a new look: shall I go 1960s mod this year or go for the 1920s Downton look? Fortunately, it’s easy to change. An on-line shop here, a vintage […] 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…

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Vintage style bedrooms

Tips for decorating your bedroom in a vintage style Decorating a bedroom in a vintage style doesn’t have to be expensive. A typical vintage look can easily be created with light and soft colours, intricate patterns and textured fabric and distressed furniture to reflect a historical era. All you may need to do to your bedroom […] Read more…

Herbie goes bananas!

Firstly, let me recap. We bought a huge renovation project back in February, in a lovely village called Cranfield. It took an age to find the right house as our demanding list exasperated all the estate agents. We wanted: Somewhere we could renovate not wanting to spend a premium for someone elses work (and as […] Read more…

Fabulous Fifi

For anyone that follows our blogs, you will know we are renovating a poorly neglected 1920s house. Check out “Our Patterned Palace” for a glimpse of the array of 60s wallpaper and carpet on every (and I mean every) wall. It has been a labour of love with many items hitting the skip and bin but…… […] Read more…

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