Vintage Colour Inspiration: Red

For my latest post in my Vintage Colour Inspiration series, I am sharing the colour red. I love red as it is such a strong colour, plus there are a lot of mid century items out there in this shade. We have a few great red items in our home and here are some of my favourites.

There is a lot of red in my seven year old son’s bedroom. The whole colour scheme is red, blue and white – I was inspired by many American boys rooms that I found on Pinterest. Check out my board HERE.

Vintage Boy bedroom by Kate Beavis

Vintage Boy bedroom by Kate Beavis

Vintage Boy bedroom by Kate Beavis

Vintage Boy bedroom by Kate Beavis

Vintage Boy bedroom by Kate Beavis

Vintage Boy bedroom by Kate Beavis

It is a mixture of new and old with a bit of DIY crafted things thrown in. The giant red watch clock dates back from the 1980s. The coke crate is also vintage as are the globe, Spiderman fabric and the cart on the top of the wardrobe. The red wardrobe and sideboard are from IKEA.

Our lounge is teal with teak furniture, black leather chairs and burnt orange and amber glass. I have added some red glass into the mix especially as the tones are repeated in the Rya rug on the floor.

Vintage mid century glass medicine bottles as featured in Kate Beavis Vintage Home

Vintage mid century lounge living room as featured in Kate Beavis Vintage Home

Vintage mid century Murano glass  as featured in Kate Beavis Vintage Home

In the family lounge I love my jelly bean sweet dispenser that we bought from The Classic Car Boot Sale a few years ago in London. It is the focus of every child that comes round – and the best bit is they have to put in 2p to get their sweets!

vintage heart fabric Valentines Day wreath decoration by Kate Beavis

I also have some ceramics in red such as this Poole Pottery plate and of course my Stockholm service.

Vintage plates and Cathrineholm as featured in Kate Beavis Vintage Home

Vintage crown devon stockholm stag ceramics as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Then of course I have some red vintage fashion! I love wearing red as I feel it works very well with my hair colour. One of my favourites is this 1960s/70s Jean Varon dress, which I recently blogged about.

John Bates for Jean Varon Vintage 1970s maxi dress worn by Kate Beavis at The National Vintage Awards 2015

.And there’s my favourite bright red 1960s Jaeger jacket and my red Lotta from Stockholm clogs.

Vintage fashion; Jean Allen 1960s dress, Jaeger jacket, Marks and Spencer box bag, Lotta from Stockholm clogs worn by Kate Beavis

To be honest, I could keep sharing all day as I have A LOT of red in my wardrobe. But I will leave with you my gorgeous red Miss L Fire shoes which I wore for my wedding day. These are photos from the register office day – I also wore them for the ceremony.

Vintage style Miss L Fire red shoes as worn at Kate Beavis Vinatge wedding

vintage miss l fire shoes worn with Jean Varon by Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog - vintage style shoes

vintage miss l fire shoes worn with Jean Varon by Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog - vintage style shoesOh and of course a red car which alas does not belong to us!

Do you love the colour red?

Kate x

p.s. Read the rest of this series here, here, here, and here.

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