3 Tips from Emily
“When it comes to armchairs and sofas, look for signs of use such as shiny patches on arms or saggy seating. These details show the seat is comfortable enough to have been sat on for hours in the past.” Think reupholstering!
“If you like pattern but don’t want to sacrifice a sense of space and openness, cover a single wall in vintage wallpaper.”
Don’t overlook benches. “Often made from good-quality wood, a bench can double as a table or as overflow seating for dinner parties.” Add cushions from vintage fabric to make it even cozier.
A GLASS-FRONTED CABINET repainted in a tranquil blue is filled with quirky, witty objects for the bather to admire. Its mirrored back reflects light around the room and enhances the feeling of space in the room.
INSTEAD OF A CONVENTIONAL CHEST of drawers, reclaim an old desk and paint it a vibrant color. The beautiful Danish vintage wooden toddler bed is dressed in vintage-fabric cushions and patchwork and wool blankets.