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 décor 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.

2 comments:

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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