Posts Tagged ‘habitat’

Marks and Spencer starburst clock

High Street vintage reproduction: yay or nay?

There are a lot of vintage inspired homewares out there on the high street and I mean A LOT. Now you may say this is a great thing, as it is a great entry into vintage for the masses, or you may well be firmly in the camp that says stop copying the originals. Whatever you […] 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…

Vintage inspired lighting by Ikea as seen on Kate Beavis Home blog

Best Buys: Vintage lighting

Vintage lighting is a hard choice to make as it often needs re-wiring. All vintage sellers should do this for you before selling (and PAT test it) which can put the price up for you, the customer. So make sure you check before buying as it is so important you get a safe purchase. There […] Read more…

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…

Love your Habitat

I often mention Habitat in my articles as their influence on our homes during the 1960s was massive. The baby boomers rejected their parents stifling dark wood and chintz wallpaper, instead preferring the sleek new design that Habitat offered. It is with great sadness that a store that brought modern design to a whole generation in a time of […] Read more…

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