Vintage styles certainly have their appeal. But when you go for a full authentic vintage option, you also run a lot of risks. A vintage sofa, for example, will probably fall apart much sooner than a brand new one and a vintage rug is sure to have its fair share of stains. In the three homes featured in this post, the influence of a vintage aesthetic is certainly apparent, but a few older pieces are paired with brand new items that have a classic, almost timeless look. The resulting spaces are chic and a little bit rustic, but are more likely to stand the test of time.
The first home is a marriage of vintage flavor and warm industrial trends. This mishmash is exemplified perfectly in the layered floor covers. A polished concrete floor is covered by reclaimed wood planks and on top of those is a vintage-style rug. The way the different elements in the home work together is warm, welcoming, and inspiring. Of particular interest are the scattered vintage design elements from a table fan to a suitcase-as-sidetable. The look carries through the home as well, up into the attic rafters and through a pretty mismatched dining table and stunning farmer-chic kitchen.
The second space, designed for a creative, open-minded family in 2013, has a similar atmosphere if different specifics. The hardwood here is new and stylishly designed while an amazing white leather chesterfield draws the eye in the contemporary living room. We’ve seen the clock face window in other designs, but the wrought iron look definitely fits right in here.
The last space veers further towards modern than the previous two, but still has its own rustic elements. Exposed ceiling beams always give just a hint of farm life while imperfect wood planks make for a floor with a bit more character. The interior office in this home is particularly modern with glass walls and sleek work area while the bedroom takes a cozier route with lots of warm wood and a plush bed.