Posts Tagged ‘design’

We Love…Habitat

We have often said how much we love Habitat’s style especially their iconic ranges from the 1960s and 1970s. The fact that they were the first UK store to sell a pasta jar, a duvet and a paper moon light shade makes them real trail blazers in design. Today though, rather than looking back we […] Read more…

David Whitehead Fabric as featured on Kate Beavis.com

D: David Whitehead Textiles

“The 1950s saw an explosion of pattern after the more conservative prints of the 1940s. During the war there was a shortage of yarn and dye so there were strict rules on what could be produced. Colours were restricted to four and the repeat pattern had to be small to reduce wastage during manufacturing. After […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Last weekend was an exciting one here at YVL HQ as we had our blog redesigned. We’ve wanted to do this for ages but it has taken time to find the WordPress theme that really looked how we wanted it to. Last Saturday, with the help of Kate from BamBam Design Services, we launched the new […] Read more…

Textile Design

We’re taking a break from the usual Thursday’s Get the Look blog to share this video with you. It has been created by Gavin Edwards. He has a design/illustration background but more recently has taught himself animation and motion graphics, making the change in career in the last few years. The video is based on […] Read more…

Get the Look: vintage decor

When people speak of vintage, they are often referring to the period around the 1940s and 1950s, but it seems there really is no limit to what ‘old’ items can be used to decorate the home and still be classed as vintage.   The vintage colour palette Pastels are often the main colour theme of […] Read more…

Beat the Monday Blues

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday, I introduce to you to a new magazine called Midcentury: The Guide to Modern Retro. It is […] Read more…

Another Patterned Palace

Any regular readers of our blog will know we have bought a Patterned Palace which we are totally renovating. Every wall and floor was covered in retro patterns..some good and some darn ugly! Slowly we are ripping it out and replacing it with, to be fair, not that much pattern. I love wallpaper and prints […] Read more…

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