Posts Tagged ‘ercol’

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…

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…

Vintage G Plan fresco desk dressing table as seen in Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

A Flat Pack Backlash: Choose Vintage Furniture!

I wrote this article for Vintage Life magazine many moons ago and it still feels relevant today. Don’t get me wrong, I love stores like IKEA especially some of their reproductions of their original designs form the 1950s and 1960s but there is just something wonderful about the craftmanship in vintage furniture. Time for a […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

February has come and gone in what feels like a whirl wind….I know it’s a short month but we have been so busy the weeks have simply flown by. And what with launching our new business on Monday…(yes you heard right, we are launching a new business next week)….it seems March will go just as […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Well it’s been a dreadful week for most with storms and flooding – we really feel for people who have lost their homes. We can’t even begin to imagine what that feels like, but for someone who loves their furniture and “stuff” it must be devastating. We drove across the country on Saturday, last weekend […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

It’s been a week of two halves this week, firstly getting ready for Christmas and secondly being ill! I have a bad cold which has wiped me out, I don’t often get them but when I do I get them badly! On the business front we teamed up with Vintage Life magazine’s Facebook competition and […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

This week has flown by and at this rate it will be Christmas before we know it. Well with all the festive magazines dropping through the letterbox, you cannot help but starting to visualise how to decorate the house. Considering we have already had round one of Christmas some weeks back we ought to be […] 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…

Our Vintage Life

We had a great weekend off this week and we went to London. Last Christmas we were bought a night in a hotel so we finally booked up. Turns out it was the same weekend as the Classic Car Boot Sale. Think classic cars, street food, booze on a double-decker bus and vintage shopping..yay! This cute pink two […] 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…

Our Vintage Life

This week has been all about getting ready for our magazine shoot next Tuesday. We are going to be featured in a 6 page feature of our home at Christmas so Mr YVL has been finishing all those jobs we never seem to have time for. He’s finished tiling the kitchen and has plastered inside […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

As ever, it has been a busy week here at Your Vintage Life, but when the weather is hot it seems to make every task seem easier. Team that up with finally wearing my summer vintage floral dresses and peep toe sandals, overall it’s been a great week. Last Friday I went down to London […] Read more…

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A Sunday Retrospective

Every Sunday we like to lie on the sofa, and catch up with reading magazines and blogs. We love vintage home magazines here at Your Vintage Life and none come better than wedding magazines. Not only are they filled with images of beautiful brides but we especially love the ideas, articles and adverts to inspire […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

We have had a lovely week, what with easter, chocolate, school holidays…… We had lots of family around all weekend and the kids enjoyed not one, not two, but three easter egg hunts. To be honest, it got a bit crazy with too much chocolate resulting in huge highs and incredible lows. The Easter bunny […] Read more…

Flat-pack Backlash!

Here is our latest article for Vintage Life Magazine called “Flat-pack backlash”. Why not have a read…… The Flat-pack Backlash! Today’s modern furniture comes in a flat box with an Allen key and a set of instructions. Often the end result is a flimsy, soulless cabinet which is the same as everyone else’s.  Maybe it’s […] Read more…

Beauti-flea retro

We are selling at the upcoming Furniture Flea on 27th March. It is a retro furniture and homeware sale at Bethnal Green. The fair comes from the same team who bring Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair that we also sell through. The aim is to sell mid century treasures at affordable prices…something a tad rare in […] Read more…

Ercol-lection!

Last week we picked up our latest edition to our Ercol family…a gorgoeus 1960’s elm framed day bed with it’s original cushions. It is simply beautiful with it’s elegant bentwood curved arms and it’s practical design. The back is a piece of solid elm with stunning grain to the wood. The cushions are a deep […] Read more…

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