Tag Archives: vintage

Let’s Have a Tea Party!

3 Apr

Good morning! As I mentioned Monday this past weekend my best friend put together the cutest tea party for a small group of girlfriends. (You may have seen a peek of it on my Instagram) The tea party was the perfect way to welcome Spring and a great excuse to get together with girls we don’t see as often as we would like. Everyone had a wonderful time. I think the keys to a successful tea party are: tea of course, yummy finger foods, flowers, pretty tea cups, and good company. This one had all of those and more. My friend Jen had been planning this for a while and we made multiple trips to antique stores looking for the perfect tea cups and accent pieces. We will take any excuse to visit an antique shop!

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Doesn’t the table look beautiful? She mixed vintage finds with pieces given to her by her mother. The soft colors are so pretty! I really love the mix of color and finishes in the dishes. This gives a more gathered look vs. being matchy matchy.

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Tea parties are so fun. I think this one will become an annual celebration! Have you ever thrown a tea party?

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Images / Designer / Planner: Jen Minto
Florals: Nicole Ha Designs
Chairs: A Party Place
Mint Favors: Powells Candy Shoppe

Jillian Harris’s Vintage-Ispired Style

6 Jan

Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend! Today I am sharing some beautiful vintage-inspired spaces designed by interior designer Jillian Harris. I have been a fan of Jillian for many years and love her style. She launched an online vintage boutique Charlie Ford this past summer. There are so many great finds! I love vintage pieces incorporated into a contemporary spaces and Jillian does this flawlessly. Check out some of her favorite vintage-inspired spaces.

1I love the mix of contemporary and vintage items in this living room. For example, the gold mirror and modern orb chandelier.

2This space mixes masculine and feminine pieces to create a cohesive look.

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5This is my personal favorite. The headboard and chandelier are FABULOUS! I love the creamy colors with the pop of blue.

6These antique pieces add some character for brunch.

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How dreamy is this bathroom? I love the white with accents of wood.

What do you think of these vintage-inspired spaces? Which is your favorite?

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Vintage Lighting

29 Aug

Good morning! Today is going to be all about show stopping, jaw dropping, vintage lighting. Lighting is such an important element in any space. Not only for the functionality, but as a great focal point. Great lighting is an investment. Just like you would invest in major furniture pieces or art you should invest in your lighting. It doesn’t have to be expensive to be the perfect piece for you. I have been really loving vintage lighting lately. The brass finishes and interesting forms really catch my eye. Here are some of my favorites.

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Stilnovo | Angelo Lelli ceiling lamp | Felix Agostini Attributed Wall Lamps | Spiraling Tubes Chandelier | Italian Twelve Arm Chandelier 

What do you think? Do you love vintage lighting too?

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SLD: Top 10 Bar Carts

12 Jun

I know I have talked about bar carts in the past, but I am still obsessed. If I had the space I guarantee I would already have one. I think we all have Mad Men to thank for the resurgence of the fabulous bar cart. I scoured some of the best places to find 10 of my top picks for a bar cart. I love the vintage inspired looks, but also really love the modern ones as well. There are so many great ways to style your cart to be a beautiful conversation piece as well as wonderfully functional. Take a look.

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One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine | Ten

Which is your favorite?

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Trunk Love

28 May

Good morning! I hope you all had a great 3 day weekend! Have any of you seen spaces that use vintage trunks for tables or accents? I happen to love the vintage and antique feel trunks add to spaces. Trunks not only add character to a space, but can also provide useful storage. Here are some of my favorite examples!

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I love the idea of using a trunk as a coffee table. The bar is also so clever! What do you think?

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Map it Out

20 Feb

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope you are having a good week so far! I have a new obsession, decorating with maps. I love to travel and love looking at maps. I think they are beautiful and interesting. There are so many styles old and new. The colors can be vibrant or muted. I have gathered some of my favorite images using maps in interiors. Hope you enjoy!

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This bedroom uses a vintage street map as the perfect wall accent. I think this map adds character to the space.

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I am in love with this space! All the vintage elements create a warm interesting space.

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The muted colors of this map is beautiful. This is the perfect backdrop for this chic workspace.

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Framing these maps create a beautiful focal point in this space.

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How beautiful is this map?? It creates a wonderful conversation piece and focal point. I love the muted colors.

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How fun and creative is this idea? Love it!

How do you feel about decorating with maps? Do you love this idea?

Have a great day!!

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Home Tour: Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan

5 Jul

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a safe and happy 4th! Today I am going to give you a sneak peak into designer Jonathan Adler and creative director of Barney’s New York Simon Doonan’s Shelter Island home. Their home is such a great reflection of their creativity and style.

This is their outdoor dining area. They have a great vintage pendant and one of Adler’s vases. (He is also a potter as well as designer)

They designed a separate pool pavilion across from the house.

Their living room is made up of Adler’s own designs. The coffee table, rug, and shell seat are all vintage. This has such a great “vibe”. Clean, simple, and vintage.

Their bedroom is also made up of a lot of Adler’s designs. I love this space. The neutral palette with small pops of color creates a great balance in this room.

This additional seating area by the pool looks so relaxing.

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