Category Archives: Vintage

Property Profile: Melbourne Converted Mattress Factory

Here is one for the Shabby Chic Lovers.  This character filled Vintage inspired abode used to be a rundown Mattress Factory and has been lovingly restored to become a veritable ‘Shabby Chic Romantic Rustic meets Rococo French Country’ retreat.  Take a tour with these images and you will be instantly transported into the pages of a Rachel Ashwell Coffee Table Book.  Love or Hate Shabby Chic – this is how you do it well x

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Currently Loving: Vintage Posters

I say currently loving but it has been a long term love affair really.  Lately though, I have been scouring fleamarkets, junk stores and online auctions for the perfect vintage posters for my boys’ room.  I recently bought two very cool oversized 60’s Circus Tour Posters for them and I can’t wait until they arrive. I think it’s the timeless design and the nostalgic aesthetic that make them a perfect stylish, affordable & collectable art option for your home.  Here are some of my favourite in situ x

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Property Profile: Gothenburg Apartment

IN LOVE with this gorgeous Swedish Apartment. Vintage White Wooden Floors & Panelling with splashes of Cool Colour & Character x via My Scandinavian Home Blog

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Inspired by: The Family Love Tree

My current crush at the moment is Australian company The Family Love Tree.  A venture by Melbourne designer Katie Graham, they produce a stunning collection of rattan and wicker Vintage Bohemian meets Balinese Chic homewares.

In particular I’m coveting the beautiful bedheads and the amazing signature Peacock Chairs but the range extends into tables, screens and some beautiful accessories such as the gorgeous Kantha Quilts & a retro throwback – the Macrame hanging basket.

As versatile as they are stylish (the tables + chairs can be used inside & out) and with a great colour range – choose from effortless natural, cool white or a plethora of modern brights & on-trend neons, I think the pieces could fit into almost any décor.

I have collated a few of my favourite pieces – I hope they delight you as much as me x

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Check out the full range at The Family Love Tree

Inspired by: Lou Rota

I first came across Lou’s lovely work when I saw her collaboration with Anthropologie of these amazing plates:

This English graphic designer/ceramic artist is one of the masters of upcycling vintage plates + other pieces – transforming them into works of art.  Her latest collection is amazing + I am obsessed with the beautiful flamingoes it features.  Her range includes decorative pieces – perfect for displaying and also a practical tableware range that can be used everyday to be eaten off and chucked in the dishwasher.  I love her aesthetic and hope you enjoy this collage of her work.

For more visit her site – Lou Rota

Property Profile: Home of Designer Marie Olsson Nylander

I am in lust with the aesthetic of this Eclectic Home belonging to Swedish Interior Designer Marie Olsson Nylander.  It’s a great example of how you can successfully combine numerous decor styles.  In this home it is like there is a marriage of Vintage + Boho + Ethnic + Industrial + Rustic + a wee bit of locational Scandi thrown in.  Phew!   Most of all, I love how it is utterly + effortlessly stylish but also totally family friendly.

It also serves as amazing inspiration to me.  It’s a great reminder that when buying things for your dream home you don’t need to worry about the genre or “matchyness” of the item you just have to adore it.  I think that although Marie obviously has innate style each piece in her home is clearly collected with love + each piece tells a story.

Source: I first saw a post on Marie’s home on http://trendland.com.  These images of Marie Olsson Nylander’s house via Pinterest and many other places on the web.

LUST HAVE: Vintage Metal Cabinets + Lockers

Becoming increasingly popular, these Lockers & Cabinets are the perfect blend of Vintage form and Industrial function.  They can be used in any setting so don’t restrict them to the office or kids room.  It doesn’t matter whether they are left al naturale in original state or glammed up with a glossy coat I am always immediately drawn to them.  I know they have been ‘on trend’ for a while but that doesn’t hinder my love.  Besides when does great looking storage go out of fashion?