Hello Cottage Friends!
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope those of you who have been under the weather are feeling better.
Well, I have some exciting news. . .
We are officially in escrow on a lot, and we're planning to build our own cottage.
Can you believe it?
I'm pretty stunned, actually. As plans unfold (no pun intended), I'll share more details with you.
For now let's talk about decorating a home with old and new; mixing vintage and modern pieces. And by "modern" I mean:
belonging to present day:
relating or belonging to the present period in history.
Here's an example of what I'm talking about.
This is a section of our living room. It's where I like to relax after a hard day of blogging, reading blogs, linking up, pinning. . .(it's dirty work, but someone has to do it). Okay, ignore the oh-so-attractive red flashlight on the chest in the background. Captain thinks we need it there in case we ever lose power. I should have taken this shot over without the red intruder, but I didn't. There, I've said it.
I've shown my chair before, but let's take a closer look.
It's a recent purchase, manufactured by Lane in a custom fabric. I chose this particular chair because it's extremely comfortable, it reclines, it was moderately priced, and in this fabric it looks less contemporary and more "vintage".
The style is reminiscent of these French hoop arm chairs from the 1930's.
I paired it with this end table. . .
Which was a yard sale find. It came home in an atrocious coat of black paint, with that sassy green knob. Some day I'll share the whole story of how I gave the table new life in Pumpkin Stem green.
But I regress.
So, the fabric has a hint of green.
And khaki, and a beautiful deep berry.
Which leads me to the table top, where all the fun happens as I pick up colors from the fabric.
The base on the lamp (a Target purchase) matches the red in the fabric, and the wood of the chair arms. It has the vintage look I love, and the pretty shade is in the same color family as the vintage painted tray that holds all my pretties. . .
Modern cut glass vase and tea light holder have vintage appeal, and hold berry accents.
And my vintage books repeat the colors in the chair fabric. The bookends are new.
That's how my vintage and modern pieces play nice together.
Did you mix styles at all? Or do you pretty much stick to one period?
P.S. Don't forget to link up your master bedroom posts at Every Room In The House if you haven't yet done so. We're partying in the Master Bedroom all month long. Can't wait to see what you share.