Monday, May 28, 2012

Vintage-Beach Style

After several days of trying to decide what direction I was going in for the house design esthetic I think I figured it out: Vintage- Beach. So far it seems that it will work with the Victorian style of the house and allow for some modern elements as well. A few inspirations:
Doesn't look like the dog in this photo is loving this style-but I think it's pretty cool.

Here are some pieces I found that have that vintage-beachy feel:
  1. Vintage Beach Photos (this shop has a ton of great photos like this) 
2. ($1! Great for pillows, napkins, table runners...) beachy & vintage image transfers
3. Wicker Mirror
4. Beachy Pillows
5. Vinage Wooden Signs
Happy Hunting!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hollywood Regency Finds

In between writing articles for work today (YAWN), I was perusing a few different design eras and came across some Hollywood regency-style rooms that were really cool.
I looked around on Etsy and found some great pieces that could bring this element into a room. (click the links to go to the store and item)
1. Recency Mirror

 2.  Yellow Regency-inspired vase

 3.Regency-style zebra chair
 4.  Accent pillows
 5. Vintage Chair

 These are just a few of the bits I found.  I like regency for its usability. You can add a single regency-style mirror to a room or go full Lana Turner with it. Either way, a little glamour never hurt anyone (A lot of glamour might have, but whatever blows your skirt up.)