Vintage Modern Life

I’ve been playing with my little dining room in the house and was thinking about where all of the items came from.  I updated my tag line a bit ago with “Vintage Modern Life” based on how I decorate and what I feel is practical.  An entire home of vintage items is fabulous but not always easy to do and or realistic.

When my husband and I got married and merged our homes we had A LOT of furniture. He had basically gone to Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel and bough some beautiful leather pieces and a fabulous bedroom set among other items.  I had some amazing vintage tables and chairs that I had collected over the years or been given.  When we moved into our new home it it was small (1200 sq ft).  So we had to decide how to use all the furniture.

I feel like a lot of people battle with this.  I am a firm believer that a home needs to be practical and comfortable but must have a little history and a good story (that’s where the vintage comes in).  For most people a vintage couch isn’t realistic but a cool side table or interesting piece of art is….this is where the vintage modern life saying comes into play.

An example from my home….our dining room.  Here is a breakdown of where the items came from….

– Dining table and chairs are vintage and have been refreshed with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan .

– Rug in sale from Pottery Barn

– Long console table – vintage Baker table from an auction

– Demi lune side table & mirror both vintage

– Secretary vintage from auction

– Large piece of art work an original from my sister in laws mother given to us for our wedding (I LOVE  IT).

– Two mirrors on either side of the art work from Target

– “Spy” prints on the wall I have 3 of them all from an auction

– Antlers bough at a Barn Sale

– Pink glass candle holders new

– Curtains Target

Sorry the pics are not that great…iphone 🙂

Here is the BEFORE of the living room 3.5 years ago!

Before house dining room house before living dining



And AFTER…. (I had them open up the wall when we gutted it)


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6 Responses to Vintage Modern Life

  1. It looks fabulous. I love the mix of furniture and accessories and your redo of the room is gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  2. Kim says:

    Love the transformation, what is the wall color?

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