A sturdy chest of drawers can make a beautiful statement in any room and is also very practical. I have seen vintage and antique pieces used as sideboards for the hallway or living room or they can make beautiful bedside tables or dressers in the bedroom. I have shared some of my favourite styles and uses from Instagram below. @harryandfrank A beautiful solid wood rustic piece that looks great set against this white wall. @room_e5 This example of a cute vintage piece that h
I just wanted to share some pictures from my favourite pub in the Ribble Valley; The Assheton Arms in Downham. This pub is a lovely example of a traditional country pub that has been sympathetically restored and decorated. Vintage rugs cover original wood floorboards and the pictures and decor that cover the walls are the original pieces that have likely hung there for years. The walls and wood panelling have been painted in different neutral shades from white to grey and da
I found this vintage drinks cabinet in a lovely little charity shop near my house in Manchester. It needed little tlc but I could see the potential; beautiful glass on all sides and the original glass shelves that are curve design. The front has wooden beading and glass panels with scalloped design at the top. I replaced the back panel and covered with a grey floral pattern fabric. I have painted in Farrow and Ball Hague Blue estate eggshell, finishing the inside base and
I am a country girl at heart and the inspiration for my home in Manchester and the influence for the products I will be selling in my new shop definitely come from the place I still call home. My mum is by far my biggest inspiration in life and in the home design department. The mix of old and new at my family home in Worston, Clitheroe captures the very essence of modern country living. I have shared a few snaps that I took today whilst visiting.
It seems that everybody is trying their hand at up-cycling vintage furniture nowadays. I wonder if this is because modern furniture does not seem to stand the test of time? I for one have bought new pieces of furniture that for sure do not seem to be made half as well as some of the vintage finds I stumble across. We are also a nation obsessed with recycling and sustainability, and rightly so with all the worrying stories about the human race damaging the world we live in.