This green bench was discovered at a garage sale for $25. Originally covered in well-worn yellow velvet, the designers transformed it with fabric patterned in vibrant palms. Voila! A vintage piece has a new life and the foyer gets a focal point!
Traditional glass mason jars found at county fairs make perfect vessels when adorned with vintage trimmings. Simply wrap thick ribbon or fabric around a jar and secure with double-sided tape before adding a layer of bakers twine as the finishing touch.
Being thrifty also can help you find fixtures with a history. DIY blogger Dena Stormer snapped up this ceramic light fixture, from a Luby’s cafeteria, for just $40 at a flea market in Texas. All it needed was a gloss white paint to freshen it up. She made the calendar/diner sign and crafted curtains using vintage chintz fabric.
As seen on Love It or List It, Too, designer Jillian Harris renewed Emily and Gary's home by modernizing the fireplace, adding colorful textiles and updating the furnishings giving the space a modern vintage vibe.
A bright white mantel displays a variety of green accessories, adding color to the space. An interesting ceramic vase houses white flowers while green glass candlesticks hold green taper candles. A vintage fabric screen decorates the adjacent wall.
For a dash of delightful design, adorn doors that lead into a pantry or mudroom with colorful fabric. For her curtained glass doors, Alabama interior designer Mary Finch used a textile with a bit of a vintage motif.
Adding a fiddle leaf fig tree to this eclectic living room brings life into this cozy living space. The vibrant ottoman in a Schumacher fabric slipcover pulls the colors from the other accessories in the room to anchor the sitting area.
This dedicated space for playing games and enjoying casual meals embraces the theme with vintage furniture. To put a custom spin on the chairs, they are re-upholstered with Mid-Century Modern geometric fabric.
A vintage leather couch and a pair of modern armchairs with Serape fabric off stylish and comfy seating in this living room. Artwork by Barry Magee from the clients' collection decorate the walls and add interest to the design. A bronze mirror on the wall behind the couch visually expands the space.
Striped tent valances with red cotton poplin trim and trellis-patterned wallpaper, all from Schumacher, are used in the 2017 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Homes for the Holidays Designer Showhouse. Atlanta designer Mallory Mathison Glenn said she was inspired by the colors of the French flag and Schumacher’s classic pastoral print, “Plaisirs de Chine,” seen on the pillow sham and duvet. The headboard is vintage faux bamboo and the coverlet has banding in blue. A demilune bench is at the foot of the bed. Mathison Glenn also used a watercolor painting over the bed, an antique French commode and an octagonal mirror in the space.
Two vintage club chairs are upholstered in a bright blue fabric to break up the dark, moody colors in this living room designed by HGTV's Property Brothers. The blue curtains and rattan window treatment add texture.
The red-striped pillow on this kitchen banquette was made from an antique French flour sack, but you can create a similar look using vintage dish towels, says author Susan Sully. For a weekend craft, make no-sew accent pillows with the dish towels or another fabric of your choosing to add color to your kitchen.
Designer Will Wick sought to create a cozy, '70s-style retreat that balances masculine and feminine and modern and vintage in the master bedroom at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Wick selected a deep, hunter green for the walls and balanced the shade with lush, cream tones in the headboard, bedding, carpet and drapery. Plush carpet and a sofa covered with faux chinchilla fur add to the retreat vibe.
A colorful and sophisticated adult entertainment area with plenty of seating and bright bursts of color is an ideal place for casual entertaining or solitary relaxing. Cheetah print fabric for the stools is a subtle, yet fun way to bring some whimsy into the room while also providing easy, moveable seating for guests or events. A vintage piece from a local store becomes a focal point to display the homeowners' artwork.
Dark grey paint adds drama in this living room by HGTV's Property Brothers. The large metal storage unit resembles an old set of lockers, which brings a rustic, industrial feel. Two vintage side chairs upholstered in bright blue fabric break up the space, and the star-shaped lighting installation helps the room feel warm and inviting.