This apartment is a great example of making a property that can use vintage aesthetic and mix it perfectly with the most contemporary features. Continue reading
One of the easiest places to grab a real vintage feel in home lies in your bathroom. Whether it’s your faucet, shower head or mirror, the bathroom is an area where older designs still are commonplace. Just look at these examples. Continue reading
These days being vintage means having something that is essentially new but has the essence of something with history behind it. This New York loft is a perfect example of such an idea.
All the original drywall and fittings are in place, and in areas they’re not measures have been taken to ensure this isn’t obvious. Looking for an example? Check out the windows. Many lofts would have the originally panelled windows in place from their time as factory space. But single paned glass in this day and age is a terrible idea. Instead these windows are given a unique trim that doesn’t highlight the fact they’re double glazed.
Another escape from the negatives of vintage to avoid on show here? The use of colour. Walk in to a vintage shop and you’ll see an abundance of horrible looking colours and fabrics. This space knows how and when colour is appropriate. It’s all about punctuating a room rather than forcing much in. Notice how the couch in the living area matches the walls and roofs, yet it is noticeable and works. in the kitchen too, the rather sleek space is somewhat ‘vintaged’ with the orange light shade as nothing screams vintage more than bright orange. It’s somewhat reminiscent of a 60s style home.
The only room really not to follow suit with the vintage vibe is in the bathroom, where the marble is elegant and only a peak of original tile is visible under the mirror. As a reprise from the idea it works, and when you notice that the washroom by the entrance has pink flowers for wallpaper, then you get a sigh of vintage relief at least.
If you’re looking for a bit of English charm this side of the pond and need a property that smacks of vintage looks mixed with this idea of contemporary living, visit Theydon Bois Hetherintons estate agent and look at some of the properties they have on offer.
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