Posts Tagged ‘kitchen’

Get the Vintage 1950s Kitchen Look English Rose from Style Your Modern Vintage home book by Kate Beavis

Get the Vintage 1950s Kitchen Look

We have decorated our bathrooms and kitchens in a stark white for the last 2 decades, but we are now starting to see colour creeping back in, which is perfect if you love the vintage look. With gadgets looking like the originals, the continued support for the Great British Bake Off and retailers bringing in […] Read more…

Le Creuset Oasis pastel range as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Pretty pastels from Le Creuset’s Oasis range

I often write about Le Creuset as they are one of the kitchen brands that have stood the test of time. Their saucepans  even appeared in my book! But whenever I write about them, I am always talking about the bright orange designs until now…. Le Creuset have introduced a pastel coloured range called Oasis […] Read more…

Pots and Pans, and Orla Kiely fans!

Firstly before we begin can we give my husband a big round of applause for coming up with this title! So as you know I do love a bit of Orla Kiely. It’s odd as I don’t usually go for reproduction things especially in the home, but there is something about her prints that warms […] 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 Swedish piggy bank as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Vintage Colour Inspiration: Green

I have chosen the colour green for the second in my series: Vintage Colour Inspiration. Each week I am choosing a colour and sharing some of my favourite items in the hue. There is quite a bit of green in my home as it mixes so well with other colours, especially orange. As my kitchen […] 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 orange 1960s three tiered cake tin as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

A 1960s vintage cake tin based on a 1940s design

Last weekend I bought this three tiered vintage cake tin by Johnson Bros. I haven’t seen a tiered cake tin with a 1960s flower power design on for a long time, as usually you see the 1930s/40s version by brands such as Tala. While the earlier ones are truly fabulous, they don’t quite match my kitchen. […] 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…

Orla Kiely coffee jars for Douwe Egberts as styled by Kate Beavis Vintage Home

Orla Kiely’s coffee jars for Douwe Egberts

The designer, Orla Kiely famed for her retro pattern has produced a range of coffee jars for the premium coffee brand Douwe Egberts. It is a marketing master stroke as so many of us are buying the jars to keep forever, yet still will then try the coffee. For me, it definitely worked as I […] Read more…

Sarah Maguire's Vintage Eclectic Retro Upcucled Home shared by Kate Beavis

Get The Look: A colourful vintage home

I love Instagram, I literally cannot stop looking at the wonderful photos that vintage loving people have taken all over the world. On one of my regular visits, a beautiful, colourful home caught my eye and I knew in an instant that I wanted to share it with you all. What is interesting about this […] Read more…

Grey gold interior design ideas from Kate Beavis

50 Shades of Grey

Or maybe 10. To celebrate the launch of the new film that everyone is talking about (well except my household who are busy chatting about the new Sean the Sheep movie) I thought I would share some great grey ideas for your home. The colour has been on trend for some time now but I […] Read more…

My 10 Vintage Kitchen Must Have’s

As you know I love my vintage, well retro really, kitchen. It’s a mix of new and old; the units and oak worktop are new as are the gadgets such as the green Morphy Richards toaster and my juicer, but the rest is circa 1965. Here are my top 10 items that I couldn’t live […] 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: English Rose Kitchens

Today’s Get The Look post features the pure drool-worthy English Rose kitchens. Having featured one in our book Style Your Modern Vintage Home we have secretly dreamed of owning one. This is the one we featured courtesy of Sarah from Planet Sputnik photo by Simon Whitmore for FW Media It has also appeared on photo […] Read more…

Get The Look: Vintage Pyrex

We love vintage Pyrex here at Your Vintage Life, but amazingly we don’t collect it. Having posted various images of great collections recently on our Facebook page Kate Beavis Vintage we thought we would share some on here. Here are some of our favourite photos: First up is the one we styled for the book. It […] Read more…

We Love…CathrineHolm

Those of you who follow us here at Your Vintage Life will know we collect CathrineHolm cookware. We have it all out on display in our kitchen on shelves. The colours simply pop out against all the white. It was featured in Pretty Nostalgic magazine. It also featured in Homes and Antiques magazine and in […] 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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