Is it me, or has vintage style really taken off lately? It seems that even if you lean more toward contemporary designs, there are elements of vintage style that you will like.
Why is vintage so popular, and what is it about this style that we find so appealing? Maybe some of its increased popularity can be contributed to the almost cult like following of Mad Men; or maybe it’s the overall consensus that ‘things were better back then’. Whatever it is, like so many of you, I’m loving it. It’s a sought after look not only with decor, but fashion and even food.
This bathroom pretty much takes my breath away! The stained glass window with vintage styling is beyond gorgeous, and what pretty shades of blue!
I usually subscribe to the school of thought ‘form follows function’, but I think I will make an exception for this next bathroom. Who cares if there’s no mirrors above the sinks? That vanity is beautiful!
I call this look a mix between shabby chic and vintage. It’s a bit too cluttered for my taste, but so pretty nonetheless.
I included this picture for one reason and one reason only. The color of the tiles is exactly what we have in our rental and I surprised myself by really liking them.
Clearly, this is a kitchen in a home not dominated by men . The chair looks like one I grew up with.
Vintage style often includes florals, and of course, the presence of a cute little Terrier.
Now let’s shift to the set of Mad Men . Love this chair. The color, the shape, the fact that it swivels. Very cool.
Last year I visited a town in NY call Hudson. They have a few stores that specialize in this type of furniture. Many of the pieces were quite pricey, and one of the stores had pieces labeled as having been used on the set of Mad Men. And you thought I was kidding, right?
Here’s the color orange again! Seems to be popping up in lots of places this year.
Is there a wedding dress in your future? Maybe one of these will catch your eye.
And you’ll need some cake on your special day…
Do you like vintage furniture? Do you prefer the ‘girly, feminine’ pieces, or the retro?
*photo credit given when available*