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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…

How to create a mid century vintage home office by Kate Beavis

How to create an mid century vintage office

Working from home is a modern trend, with so many of us enjoying the flexibility this brings us especially when managing our own business so why not create a vintage office. This working space had changed much over the years. In the 1930s father would have sat at his desk in a smaller room or corner […] 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…

Kate Beavis Vintage Thrifting

Kate’s Vintage Thrifting

The last few weeks have been really hectic what with managing two wedding fairs and spraining my foot (ouch) so I have hardly had any time to go thrifting! I have also been immersed in my new articles for Reloved magazine so much of my buying has been on second hand and vintage craft supplies. […] Read more…

Get The Look: Kate Middletons Boho Style

Anyone who loves  fashion won’t have failed to notice Kate Middleton’s boho style seen on her recent trip to India and Bhutan. She has embraced a relaxed modern vintage, late 60s/70s style with paisleys, patchwork cottons, long earrings and  maxi dresses with deep red tones. I love this look on her, she looks relaxed and in keeping […] 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…

Vintage Christmas bauble decoration ideas as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Vintage Christmas Bauble Tree

This is my favourite thing in my Christmas digital book, Style Your Vintage Party – Christmas. This is so simple too as all you need is a glue gun! I have chosen to use a blackboard which sits in a vintage frame. To do this, I simply painted the back of the picture that was originally […] Read more…

mid_century_chic Mid Century Bathroom from Kate Beavis Vintage Home

How to style a vintage mid century bathroom

For regular readers out there, you will know that we have been refurbishing our home over the last few years. We bought a 1920s house 4 years ago, that was stuck in the 1960s. While we love this era, 1960s wiring and damp aren’t exactly desirable! Well it is almost complete with just one room […] Read more…

vintage handbags and clogs from Kate Beavis

10 Vintage Fashion Wardrobe Staples

I have an eclectic vintage fashion taste. While some dress to one era (which I am quite envious of) I prefer to mix it all up. I love my fashion too much to stick to one era, I love the fit and flare styles of the 1950s, but then again I love a 1970s peasant […] 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…

1950s vintage blouse by Kate Beavis

5 Reasons to buy vintage

I am often asked by non-loving vintage friends why I want to fill my home with “second-hand stuff”. Well in fact there are so many reasons why I choose to style my home and indeed my life with vintage but here are my top 5. 1. IT’S QUALITY Just think, that 1950s dress or that […] Read more…

Vintage Styling Tips - reclaimed materials - vintage crates as kitchen storage via Your Vintage Life by Kate Beavis

Vintage Styling Tips: Reclaimed Materials

Reclaimed materials are the perfect choice of any vintage lover.  Green, sustainable and often quirky to look at they can also save you a lot of money.  Whether you use them in the construction of your home or look for furniture and design made from up-cycled pieces. One of the easiest ways to use reclaimed […] Read more…

Monsoon: Vintage Style

I have to admit that I love Monsoon. I worked for them throughout the 90s and have recently rediscovered  them due to spending more time at St Pancras station due to my consultancy work. I love their boho style which is something I am embracing more and more as I find myself mixing modern and vintage […] 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…

We Love: 1920s Barware

“Prohibition in America from 1920 to 1933 dictated a ban on the commercial sale of alcohol. This drove bars and clubs underground with all night dancing and of course drinking. In an age of decadence and celebration, the art deco design influenced barware with its geometric lines, mirrored accents and love of glamour. Cocktails were […] Read more…

Everything’s Rosy

Today it is our little girl’s 4th birthday. It appears she has only been bought pink things…not an issue as she loves it all but it has been a bit of a pink overload. (Let’s campaign for alternative colours please!) So to celebrate the colour pink here are our favourite things available on Etsy right now, so […] Read more…

Get The Look: A 1950s Vintage Wedding

Here is our latest feature for Vintage Life magazine called Save The Date: the 1950s which some of our exhibitors contributed towards. A big thank you to all of them! Save the Date: 1950s Kate Beavis from the National Vintage Wedding Fair shares 3 key looks for a 1950s vintage wedding all of which are […] Read more…

Get The Look: Your modern vintage kitchen

Let’s face it, when people say they’re looking to design a ‘vintage kitchen’, they don’t usually mean vintage appliances, or doing without intelligent stoves, dishwashers or the microwave. All of us want a kitchen that combines modern gadgetry with a style suited to the house we live in and our own personality, which often means […] Read more…

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