After the rush of holiday decorating and into the winter doldrums we love to style our spaces with some fresh finds. We took this salvaged wood bookcase, popped it up on a primitive table and styled it like a hutch. You can use so many of these little vignettes to update your own hutch or bookcase and give some new life to your winter spaces.
It’s been a couple of months now that we finished the powder room and I found some time to try and snap a couple of photos for you. The room is tiny and the lighting is not good but it really shows how using vintage are and unusual objects as art really makes the space curated and fun. We layered a vintage rug remnant and old light fixtures are hardware in addition to a fancy gold concrete lady we found at the flea.
We also had a chance to add art over the past year in the living room with all of the collected needlepoints I always talk about, on the mantle which are Ron’s favorite original Audobon prints and in the dining room with the whimsical man and lady prints.
Good places to look for vintage art is the flea market, antique malls, antique shops and markets. We do the work for you if you want to shop our website of vintage bart we have collected. We will add to it daily so come back often!
The holidays are quickly approaching friends! If there’s one thing about preparing for the winter season that everyone enjoys, it has to be filling your home with the wonderful pieces of holiday decor that you’ve collected over the years. Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine the best ways to incorporate these finds into your everyday space, and even more difficult to include everything you want to display! In the following video, Amy details an example of how to take a space that typically has minimal decoration and fill it with lively holiday cheer. From displaying Christmas trees to simply switching out your dish towels, there are countless examples of how to make a room match the season a bit better. The video below depicts interior design techniques and decorating tactics that are sure to persist through all of your home’s seasonal changes and can apply to nearly any room upgrade you should choose to tackle!
Creating spaces you love in central areas in your home is so important to making your home feel comfortable and decorated to fit the season! The following video provides an example of how to style a dining tablescape with old and new pieces alike, mixing and matching neutral year-round elements with the brighter orange and yellow hues of fall. When working with a large, flat surface, it is crucial to remember to add dimension, height, and layers to your work. Adding structured pieces like vases, pitchers, and risers can make your holiday decor speak for itself and can force smaller pieces that tend to get lost in the scene to be elevated and catching to the eye. It is also imperative that you start with a good base – the bottom of the layout is often the determinant to creating a solid and cohesive display, so choose your foundation wisely! Cutting boards, large bowls, or even gramophone lids like used below are all great options to utilize for the first piece of your tablescape. Watching the tutorial below to get more tips on styling fall pieces with your everyday decor and learn tablescaping techniques that can be utilized all year round!
Happy fall everyone! One of the best ways to welcome a new season is to refresh a space in your home, whether it be with seasonal decor you’ve collected over the years or completely new pieces that you have yet to find! In this video, Amy is refreshing the bookshelf in her sitting room using a combination of year-round pieces and more autumnal elements that really pull the space together given the time of year. When working with tiered spaces, it is important to stagger your items both in terms of depth and in height to allow the eye to follow a unique pattern as it scans the collection of items. It’s also good to remember the significance of color – don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone with oranges and dark greens that can really draw in the essence of fall! Watch for your own styling inspiration as each shelf is uniquely staged and outfitted with this assortment of vintage finds! You can grab similar vintage finds on our website https://shopschoolhousesalvage.com/