Kate’s Ex­pert Ad­vice

How to achieve a vin­tage look on a bud­get

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1. Don’t rush into any­thing. “Get your­self a Pin­ter­est page, di­vide it up into sec­tions for each room, and in those sec­tions pin images of ev­ery­thing you like, from tiles to pic­tures to fab­rics. Or try rip­ping out images from mag­a­zines. After a while, a theme will emerge.” For her daugh­ter’s room, it was doll­houses. “For the kitchen, I soon no­ticed ev­ery­thing was white, even though I thought I wanted units that were olive green!” 2. Add touches of qual­ity. For ex­am­ple, “You can get away with cheap tiles on the walls and shower in your bath­room,” says Kate, but per­haps in­vest in “more ex­pen­sive ones for around the basin, where you’ll ac­tu­ally no­tice how good they are.” 3. Shop around your own fam­ily. “Older rel­a­tives are of­ten de­lighted to hand down any­thing from shoes to hand­bags to china or un­wanted glass­ware to peo­ple who will re­ally trea­sure and ap­pre­ci­ate their his­tory, and use them in their own home.”

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