As a shop purveyor, Camille has an eye for detail. No space is complete without floral arrangements which she designs herself in the shop. A mix of pink and blue florals sits atop a silver vintage tray. The tray features a vignette of sweet pieces that can be found in Planning Pretty shop, from appetizer plates to a pale pink Laurel Glass candle.
On the other side of the room, a custom built-in showcases all of the owners' favorite items: leather bound books, vintage maps and hints of oceanic decor (we see you, deep sea diver helmet). In turn, the space has plenty of personality.
The clean, modern cabinets have beechwood surrounds, plywood back boxes and feature soft-close. The cabinet hardware has the look of weathered copper with a blue-green verdigris patina. Antique inspiration is behind the kitchen island, which is clad in a cold-rolled steel wrapped around a plywood substrate for a smooth and durable work surface.
To keep the formal dining area cohesive in style with the family room as well as the breakfast nook, it is painted in the same navy blue. Framed photography, refurbished vintage chairs and a cool wooden table give personality to the space.
Cozy Sitting Room With Mix of Modern and Vintage Elements
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, homeowners Matthew and Christina Eason created a cozy sitting room with a mix of modernist and vintage elements centered on the fireplace of their Moorpark, California, home. Polished cement floors add a sense of industrial chic and the blue/grey accent wall adds depth to the space and draws the eye to the backyard. (After)
Vintage and Contemporary Mix in Restored Hotel Saint Marc in Paris
The Art Deco dressing table, mid-century modern chair and bust by the window help give a guest room in the Hotel Saint Marc in Paris a curated look, says Willem J. Stear of Tonic Design Studio.
A master of mixing vintage treasures with modern decor, David made his house a home, one piece at a time. He cleverly laid two desktops across antique sawhorses to create a massive dining room table that can comfortably accommodate more than a dozen guests. A midcentury pendant hovers above a collection of flea market finds pulling the eye toward the room’s gorgeous built-ins and coffered ceiling.
“I love mixing authentic midcentury pieces with reproductions to make a space feel fresh and not too much like a time capsule,” says designer Aletha VanderMaas. “The bold, blue sectional sofa and matching ottoman complement the orange brick wall, which is an original feature in this midcentury modern home. The vintage end tables that flank the sofa give the room a retro vibe—and were both Craigslist finds for less than $50 each. The assortment of graphic pillows makes the space feel more modern and not stuck in the 1960s. And the reproduction Sputnik light fixture is from Practical Props in Los Angeles, and is certainly the focal piece of the entire living room.”
A mix of vintage chairs create a charming seating area against the live-edge work station that creates a desk for the bunk room. Using mismatched chairs adds a carefree and effortless feel to the room’s design.
Sometimes a little paint is all it takes to give a vintage piece a new look and new life as the centerpiece of a beautiful space. Case in point, a citron makeover turned this mid-sized dresser into the focus of a room that already has plenty going on. The natural mix of green and yellow along with the juxtaposition of patterns and solids gives this kid’s room a colorful sense of whimsy.
Mixing Vintage and Modern Furniture Gives Writing Room a Warm and Inviting Feel
In this writing room, designers blended vintage items, such as the bookcase and end tables, with newer, more modern furniture to give the space a comfortable, inviting feeling perfect for letting inspiration flow. On the wall, several concert posters and an autographed guitar hang prominently-a nod to the homeowner's part in a country music duo.
Organic, earthy details like ceramics, plants, wood and leather add richness to a room. Think about ways to mix in vintage items and new purchases to achieve the ideal blend of casual luxury without breaking the bank.
All in the Mix
Smithfield Cottage is a living laboratory of how to use artwork when furnishing a home. An array of contemporary pieces fill every room in the home, but it's not just about the artwork at Smithfield. Carefully curated vintage, thrift store items bring an additional layer of character and history to this Queen Anne home designed by Alfred Eichberg.
Mix Old and New
Even if you live in a more contemporary home, the holidays are a wonderful opportunity to blend some classic details with your modern design. The holidays are about cherished traditions, the past and making new memories. Designer Mallory Mathison makes some memories of her own in this charming little boys' room that riffs on the colors of the French flag. Vintage elements like a red hobby horse and a preserved boxwood ball contained in a child's silver baby cup show how effortlessly classic touches can be intergrated into holiday decor.
Vintage Bedside Accessories
HGTV Star contestant Brooks Atwood worked his share of unique "curiosities" into the room by adding a mix of bedside accessories: a colorful glass dish, fresh-cut roses and a brass mirror.