There's an enduring charm to the shabby-chic, Bohemian and ultra relaxed look we now know as Vintage. It's the perfect choice for anyone tired of modern white interiors, ideal for family living, as extra scuffs won't ruin the look, and easy to live with, as there is minimal maintenance. Yet opting for Vintage is also a way of life: once you've started scouring for finds, it will become a pleasurable habit hard to break.
Best of all, going vintage has become an eco choice: the more we salvage, the better we feel. Choosing vintage is the perfect antidote to our throwaway world. After years in the wasteland of pared down architecture and identikit shopping, aren't we all ready to embrace a new style? For anyone considering going Vintage, THE VINTAGE HOME will show them how to shop cleverly, mix creatively, and put together unique, welcoming and eclectic interiors that are perfect for modern living. Judith Wilson has been an interiors writer and stylist for 20 years, including a six-year stint as Decorating Editor for Homes & Gardens magazine. She is the author of 10 books about home design including Transforming the Interior (Conran Octopus), and Private Places (Jacqui Small, 9781903221341). She lectures on styling at London's KLC School of Design, and is currently renovating her 1920s family house using natural design principles.
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