GET THE RUSTIC-LUXE LOOK
Tips from Archie Mackie
1 If you want to instal tongue-and-groove cladding on your walls, try websites such as Salvo (salvo.co.uk), which is great for architectural salvage materials.
2 Monochrome or soft, pale paint colours will let the character of vintage and antique furniture stand out.
3 We love to mix up styles and periods, for example using ’50s pendant lights in this 1906 building. It helps to accentuate each piece; things can get lost if they’re all from the same period.
4 When looking for antiques and vintage, it is all very well buying something that looks amazing, but we make sure it’s a practical piece that can be used on an everyday basis.
5 Repurposing pieces can work well: for example, we cut down the legs of a vaulting horse (below) to make a bench. We’re very keen to reuse things like this that have been built to last from quality materials.