Posts Tagged ‘wallpaper’

Valentine's Day Gift Wrapping Ideas by Kate Beavis

Valentine’s Day Gift Wrapping Ideas

Recently I have been busy pinning Valentine’s Day gift ideas and crafts, and have noticed how many fab ideas for gift wrapping there is. So I thought I would give some of them a go, using oddments of wallpaper, wrapping paper, felt, buttons and ribbons that I have left over from Christmas and other craft […] 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 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 jelly moulds as planters photo by Simon Whitmore for Style Your Modern Vintage Home by Kate Beavis

Vintage Spring styling ideas for your home

Spring has sprung! In between the odd snow flurries, the bulbs are out, the sun is shining and I actually want to walk the school run! So it’s time to spring clean your home (or at least give it a good tidy up) and start to think about adding some lovely springtime touches to brighten […] Read more…

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Styling Ideas Using Vintage Wallpaper

Wallpaper can brighten up any room providing pattern, texture and sometimes a sense of fun. But I always feel that once it is up, you don’t want to change it especially if you have gone to the expense of hiring someone to install it. By adding it to other items around your home, you can […] 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…

Get the Look: 1960’s retro bedroom

A few weeks back we sold this 1960s retro tissue box. Made from yellow plastic, it reminded us of the Crayonne range sold through Habitat. The buyer sent us through this photo with it taking pride of place in their spare room. Sitting pretty on a G Plan 1950s Brendan bedside table alongside a classic […] Read more…

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10 of the Best: Vintage Wallpaper

After yesterday’s blog featuring our wallpaper styling tip as well as TK Maxx’s fab new campaign, it made sense for this week’s “10 of the Best” to feature vintage and retro wallpaper. There is a lot out there, many to my taste, many so not to my taste! But here’s our 10 of the Best! […] Read more…

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Styling Tip: Vintage Wallpaper

A while back we wrote about the fabulous FiFi wallpaper which we chose for a feature wall in our bedroom. It is a reproduction of a 1950s design by Sanderson. The story goes that someone found it in a loft and they had actually forgotten that it ever existed. It is hand drawn sketches of […] Read more…

Another Patterned Palace

Any regular readers of our blog will know we have bought a Patterned Palace which we are totally renovating. Every wall and floor was covered in retro patterns..some good and some darn ugly! Slowly we are ripping it out and replacing it with, to be fair, not that much pattern. I love wallpaper and prints […] Read more…

They’ve been framed

For all the people who have read our blog “We’ve got it covered” all about our lovely collection of 1940s/50s Woman’s Own magazines…here are some pictures of them now framed and hung up in our home. In the hall, above the telephone table we chose the 1945 cover of a woman on a red phone […] Read more…

Fabulous Fifi

For anyone that follows our blogs, you will know we are renovating a poorly neglected 1920s house. Check out “Our Patterned Palace” for a glimpse of the array of 60s wallpaper and carpet on every (and I mean every) wall. It has been a labour of love with many items hitting the skip and bin but…… […] Read more…

Our Patterned Palace

We finally moved into our new house last week and we wanted to share some of the retro lovelies that awaited us. It is a 1920s house in need of total refurbishment….as it is totally set in the 1960s. Yes, yes, we do love the retro look but perhaps to a modern standard. Every room […] Read more…

Spring into action!

As Spring is almost here, Your Vintage Life has written a new article for Vintage Life magazine. It refers to the wartime campaign of “Make Do and Mend” and “Dig For Victory”, highlighting that this ethos is as relevent today as it was 65 years ago. Filled with ideas for Easter gifts and how to […] Read more…

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