Thursday, June 14, 2012

A home full of vintage treasures

Have you ever visited a friend’s home and everything in it catches your attention? You end up perusing bookshelves or admiring a collection of ceramics more than chatting with guests.  I actually love this when it happens because it means I am inspired – and by a REAL LIVED-IN home!  A home decorated over time with objects of meaning or history is almost always a joy to be in, because you get such a strong sense of the owner.  This home below displays how you can bring any home to life when your d├ęcor is selected over time and out of a true emotional connection.

The antique mirror is an instant focal point.

Flea market finds can keep a home office from looking drab and stuffy.

Of course, make sure you protect your possessions with Home contents insurance. Also remember to stop and think of how a vintage furnishing you love could be repurposed for some other function… turn an empty frame into a serving tray, etc.

All images via Heart Home Mag.


Sarah said...

Hi Ashley
Thank you for your lovely comments about my little Victorian house in the historic town of Lewes in Sussex, England which featured in Hearthome Magazine. I get decorology delivered by email every day and was very surprised to see it!

ashley@decorology said...

@Sarah - so great to meet you! I'm so flattered that you read Decorology! Your home looks so special - like a treasure trove. I can really tell you also truly appreciate the bones of your Victorian. Great job!


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