Top Places To Shop For Vintage Decor

In with the new, in with the old! The hunt for vintage décor is a trend that has never gone out of style. Incorporating antiques into your home will not only bring an element of eclecticism to your space, but by marrying different décor styles, you’ll add a bit of history to your home.


Craigslist
I turn to Craigslist when I’m on the hunt for unique furniture. There are always amazing listings for campaign dressers, bamboo side chairs and retro bar carts.
The most wonderful thing is that there are new items added constantly. So if you miss out on a piece, there’s bound to be another before you know it. With Craigslist, you’re not committed to buying the piece right away. You can go look at the furniture and decide then—big plus! And you can often haggle with the buyer to find a price that works for the both of you.


Local Resale Shops
One of my favorite things to do is to drive around on a free day and hit up all the resale shops in my area. The best shops are the ones that are packed to the brim, full of odds and ends and miscellaneous collections. Part of the adventure lies in not knowing what you’ll find. But, chances are you’ll go home with a hidden gem. You can even let the owners know what you’re on the hunt for and they can call you if they get it in.


Etsy
Sure the website is known for handcrafted art and jewelry, but Etsy also specializes in vintage furniture, décor, lighting—you name it. Etsy is very specific and all about search terms. If you’re looking for furniture, be sure to shop your location (you can potentially save on shipping costs if the seller agrees to letting you pick up the piece).  If you’re browsing for smaller pieces, make sure you’re looking under the vintage tab. Search for terms such as lacquer, bamboo, mid-century modern, brass, etc.



One Kings Lane
One Kings Lane (OKL) is one of the most well-reputed, online marketplaces for designers. Especially OKL’s Vintage Boutique Shop. Every week new items are added to the site, giving you something to look forward to! With the website’s high traffic, items tend to sell rather quickly. My advice? Go ahead and download the phone app so you have on-the-go access.  



This post was written by Erica.

5 Ways to Refresh Your Space


What better way to welcome the spring season than by refreshing your décor? Set aside some time and follow these simple, easy steps to transform your space.


Artwork
Take down some of the prints and paintings you’ve been staring at for a while now. Bring in colorful new works that make you feel good. I tend to shop on websites such as Furbish Studio and Etsy. Both sites are constantly growing with new, independent artists to choose from. And to make things even easier on yourself, order prints that will fit your current picture frames.  There’s no need to hammer a new hole in your wall.


Window Panels
Switching out your window treatments will give your space the makeover it needs for spring. This will only work if you are currently using window panels in your home. Bring in a bold pattern, panels with colorful fringe or embroidery or even opt for classic white sheers.  Try and shop during a sale, and save your coupons, as window treatments can be expensive.


Pillows
I can’t stress the importance of buying pillow covers and pillow inserts separately. Although it’s often more expensive, this is the reason why it’s done: so you can easily switch your pillow covers per season. When shopping retail, stores are always a season ahead. This allows you to grab the goods early before they sell out! Make a statement and bright the bright corals and shades of aqua into your home!


Lighting
It’s not what you think; there is no need to go buy all new lighting fixtures just because spring is approaching. But if you love your table lamps, try out a new shade for fun. This may mean bringing in a new color or simply choosing a basic white shade to brighten your space.


Paint
Although this is a larger commitment, it will be most successful in refreshing your home.  Even by painting your walls a few shades lighter, you will see a significant change in your space. Stay light in color, as going darker will make your room appear smaller and less airy.


This post was created by Erica.

50 Shades Of Grey

For a lot of designers, grey is the neutral color that makes the heart beat faster. It's a calm and sophisticated color that can be paired with pretty much anything. We've selected some of our favorite Grey accessories and paint colors to help you bring this lovely color into your home.
 
Vine Charcoal Grey Area Rug
 
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Rollback Accent Chair
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Yellow and Gray Aztec Bath Mat
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Gray Windowpane Frame
 
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Stunning Simplicity Art
 
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Pillows
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7-Piece Comforter Set
 
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6 Cubic Bookcase
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Ralph Lauren Forde Abbey Paint
 
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Decorating with grey can be a challenging experience. Think about the emotional response you want from the color. Do you want it to be cool minimalist, dark and mysterious, soft and airy -- or one of the 50 shades of grey in between. You really can't go wrong with whatever choice you go with.
 
 
 
This post was written by Lakshmi.