Posts Tagged ‘home’

How to create a vintage garden

How to create a vintage garden

Vintage Garden History: Amateur gardening was a popular pastime in the 1930s, with rows of neat flower beds in the front and back gardens of the newly built suburbs. These quickly turned into allotment styled gardens in the 1940s as the government asked us all to “Dig for Victory”. Before now a lot of food […] Read more…

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…

I Love Vintage Tins by Kate Beavis.com

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…

Vintage Style Hunkydory Home orange cushion on Ercol as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

My favourite vintage inspired cushions

This week I did a photo shoot in the most amazing house in Manchester. It was filled with amazing vintage, beautiful coloured sofas and packed with fun, kitsch homewares without any of it looking kitsch at all! The one thing that struck a chord with me, was the amount of cushions they had everywhere. They […] Read more…

Have a vintage Christmas with Next

Today sees the start of a new series of blogs, showcasing my favourite homewares from High Street retailers – all with a vintage Christmas feel. I am starting with Next, who always have a lovely Christmas department at an accessible price point. I have chosen a silver/white theme with a Nordic influence as well as […] 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…

Vintage cushions s featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog incl William Morris fabric

5 ways to give your home a vintage autumn feel

Even though it has been warm of late, you can still feel autumn in the air. The misty mornings, all those cobwebs that I keep walking into and the yearly obsession with finding conkers has arrived, as has the need to put the heating on at night. For me, it is time to cosy up […] Read more…

Vintage glass vases as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Turning Back the Vintage Clocks this Autumn

Remember that feeling of when, as a child you started the new year at school? Full of anticipation with shiny new shoes and a packed pencil case, full of tales of a glorious summer holiday in 6 weeks of hot sun. Well now is the time to feel that optimism again. Just swap the new stationary set […] Read more…

Vintage kitchen Alessi by Kate Beavis Vintage Home (photo by Simon Whitmore for FW Media)

1980s Vintage Homewares

So the big question is this: is the 1980s vintage? I think we all accept that 1980s fashion is now vintage (well it is over 30 years ago) but what about homewares and furniture? When I was asked to include the 1980s and early 1990s in my book, Style Your Modern Vintage Home, I must […] 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 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…

Vintage kitchen pyrex by Kate Beavis Vintage Home (photo by Simon Whitmore for FW Media)

7 Vintage Kitchen Brands That Have Stood the Test of Time

As a vintage collector, writer and seller, there are vintage kitchen brands that I just love and cannot resist buying. Interestingly my favourites have been in production for many decades and are still made and admired today. Vintage Kitchen Brands 1:  Pyrex The American company Corning Incorporated, developed a toughened glass that could withstand extreme heat […] Read more…

1980s vintage handbags by Kate Beavis

10 reasons why I love the 1980s

I love to fill my home with vintage items, whether it be home wares, books, records or clothes. When I wrote my book and added a chapter on the 1980s, many die hard vintage fans were shocked. The 1980s? Vintage? (hey I even included the early 1990s!!) So to back up my love of all […] Read more…

Planet Sputnik Homestyle Your Vintage Life

We Love…Planet Sputnik Homestyle

Over the last year so many people have asked me if I live in the stunning home featured on the front of my book, “Style Your Modern Vintage Home“. I can reveal that alas it is not mine, but belongs to Sarah from Planet Sputnik. She has created a wonderful 1950s home in North London […] Read more…

Get The Look: Front Doors

The front door is the focal point of your home’s façade and primary entrance into your house and life. Dressed with the correct choice of door furniture with an appealing traditional door knob, knocker and letterbox it can provide a welcoming and appealing entryway into your home. source When making improvements to their homes, people […] Read more…

Get The Look: Choosing Your Vintage Home

When it comes to setting up a vintage home, creating that vintage ‘experience’ is crucial, whether you’re buying/renting a retro inspired pad or even choosing a shop to sell from. For those who are setting up home, deciding upon the actual bricks and mortar building is crucial as this will always be the backdrop to […] Read more…

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