Kate Beavis

Kate Beavis is a vintage expert, writer, event organiser and blogger. Her book Style Your Modern Vintage Home was published in 2013 and is a guide to buying, styling and restoring vintage from 1920s-1990s. Her blog launched in 2010 and was a finalist in 2015 Cosmopolitan Blog Awards. She has written for and appeared in multiple newspapers and magazines such as Vintage Life, Reloved, The Metro, The Lady, Huffington Post and Wedding Ideas and her home has been featured in magazines such as Homestyle, Pschologies and Inside Crochet. Her TV appearances include This Morning, Channel 4 News and ITV's Lorraine. She is also the director of the original and award winning Magpie Wedding. After a 20 year career in retail she also helps mentor small businesses, sharing her knowledge in workshops, events and online.

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Our Vintage Christmas Decorations

I have realised that it has been a long time since I shared our Christmas – something I used to do every year. It is probably since Instagram took over; sharing our home there happens so much more. This year…

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5 simple ways to create a cosy house this Winter

When the wind is howling outside and the rain is lashing at the windows like it is right now, there’s nothing better than curling up at home wrapped in a warm blanket and enjoying some much needed time indoors. Whether…

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How to make a Christmas stocking holder from wooden pallets

If you managed to make last week’s Santa Stop Here pallet project, you will have had some spare bits of wood left over. So as not to waste them, how about making a Christmas stocking holder with the off cuts?…

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Mary Quant 1960s Fashion Exhibition at the V&A

The fashions of British designer, Mary Quant are displayed right now at the V&A Museum in London. She is an icon of the 1960s so if you love this decade, this is a must see exhibition. It is on until…

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How to make a Santa Stop Here Christmas sign from wooden pallets

I have recently created 3 Christmas projects from one pallet for Take A Break Magazine – this Santa Stop Here Christmas sign, a stocking holder and an advent calendar. This is still in stores now (2019 in case you are…

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Pallet Style – 20 creative projects using recycled pallets

I have been sent a new book to review which is right up my street – especially as I have this year made a potting bench from a pallet. It was my first pallet adventure and I learnt so much…

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How to create a relaxed, boho, vintage garden party

This month it is my daughter’s birthday with mine close behind and every year, I plan (in my head) a garden party for friends and family. It mainly does not happen due to it being in the summer holidays; every…

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Get this year’s Met Gala look with a vintage twist (without …

Who here avidly watches the Met Gala in USA – looking out for your favourite looks on your favourite stars? This year didn’t disappoint did it? No look was too bold for the biggest fashion event of the year. This is…

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3 internal doors to choose when renovating your modern vintage home

Every year, around spring time, families across the world may feel the urge to redecorate their homes or even renovate them, I know I do (my to do list is huge!). Spring cleaning often comes along with a desire to…

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How to create a 1920s vintage bathroom

A bath is a bath right? Wrong! There are so many different bath tubs out there – from free standing to corner, to shorter lengths to a standard not to mention all the various tap choices. Add on the different…

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How to create a retro conservatory in your vintage home

When we think of conservatories it is easy to visualise rattan furniture with an 80s/90s vibe and a ceiling fan to cool you down as they are often are really hot spaces. But I am here to share that you…

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