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Filtering by Tag: vintage

on craigslist lately

Emily Oster

As my regular readers know, I keep a pretty good pulse on St. Louis Craigslist postings. Sometimes I am looking for specific items but usually I just end up browsing. It has become an inspiring activity for me seeing what cool, old things are being bought and sold in the area around me. Below are a few noteworthy listings. 

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The above Deacon's Bench has been appraised as being from the 1860s and is listed for $600. It's 6 feet long and is a totally classic piece that could be used in an entryway, hallway or at a dining room table. If my entry hall was wider I would definitely purchase it. 

This cane chaise lounge has been posted for months and its so amazing! Ever time I come across it, I think of the above beautiful bedroom designed by Tom Scheerer. You would need a pretty large bedroom to put it at the end of the bed but it also could work well in a living room or on a porch. Its being sold for just $125!

These brass shelves are listed for $150 each and while they are great as is, they would be more incredible retrofitted to be open shelving in a kitchen.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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vintage inspired wallpaper

Emily Oster

I seem to be on a wallpaper kick as I have really been loving the return of vintage inspired patterns. A few standout companies producing some great designs include: Morris & Co., Trustworth Studios and the popular, Farrow and Ball

1. Morris & Co.

William Morris was one of the most recognized designers of the Arts and Crafts movement. Born in 1834 in England, Morris started his design company with a group of friends in 1861. Creating beautifully crafted home furnishings, Morris legacy has been his textile and wallpaper designs. For over 150 years, Morris & Co. has been producing original designs that seem to be making quite the comeback as of recent.  With so many years in business, there are lots of amazing wallpapers to choose from but here are a few of my favorites. 

from top left - Pimpernel, Meadow Street, Compton and Sunflower.

This kitchen done in Pimpernel is pretty amazing. 

via Entrance

2. Trustworth Studios

David E. Berman started Trustworth Studios in 1982.  The company reproduces the designs of CFA Voysey and other well known artists and architects of the Arts and Crafts movement. Selling mainly wallpaper, patterns are priced at $7.00/sqft or $210.00 for a single roll.

from top left - Woodland Carpet, Apothecary's Garden, Love In A Mist and Seagulls.

I have loved the Apothecary's Garden design for quite some time and was quite excited to figure out its origin. Check out these great kid spaces.

via Reath Design and Jersey Ice Cream Co.

3. Farrow and Ball

Farrow and Ball is by far the most well known of these three companies. A favorite among paint enthusiasts, F&B also creates stunning wallpaper. F&B was founded in 1946 in Dorset, England by John Farrow and Richard Ball. In the 1990s, the company went through a series of transitions and milestones that included opening its first showroom, beginning their wallpaper line based off traditional block and trough methods and the expansions of their products overseas. Today, F&B is one of the most recognized paint and wallpaper companies.

from top left - Aranami, Renaissance, Lotus and Orangerie

Just a few examples of their designs at work.

For related posts check out Hygge & West - Wallpaper, Picking Paint Colors and Vintage Rugs

resources for hollywood regency style

Emily Oster

Hollywood Regency is a design style named for the Southern California industry and lifestyle of the 1920s to the 1950s that inspired it. Connected with glamour and opulence, distinct elements such as mirror, brass, fretwork and bold shapes characterize many of the pieces. The style in its purist form would be a bit much for most people. But, there are many styles and types of styles that look totally modern and are, in fact, being replicated by current furniture and home decor companies. Two of my favorite places to look for Hollywood Regency pieces are Palm Beach Regency and Circa Who. Both out of Florida where the design style was hugely popular, these two stores have a great collection of unique pieces - just watch out for shipping charges!

It should come to no surprise that I tend to gravitate towards the wicker/rattan pieces.

I also tend to go for the faux bamboo pieces as I especially like how they look refinished and painted in a fresh color. 

Faux Bamboo Bench  via Circa Who

Faux Bamboo Bench via Circa Who

The classic campaign style is also a popular design for Hollywood Regency that I love. 

Chic Campaign Double Dresser  via Palm Beach Regency

Chic Campaign Double Dresser via Palm Beach Regency

Another great thing about this style is the lamps. I look for ones that are larger in scale and have simpler shapes like these two. 

Pair of Creamy White Ceramic Lamps  via Palm Beach Regency

Pair of Creamy White Ceramic Lamps via Palm Beach Regency

Pink Pagoda Lamps  via Palm Beach Regency

Pink Pagoda Lamps via Palm Beach Regency

And then there are the pieces that don't really fit into a type but are just cool or have great lines or would be interesting items to have. 

Hollywood Regency Lounge Chairs  via Palm Beach Regency

Hollywood Regency Lounge Chairs via Palm Beach Regency

Pair of Willow and Reed Settees  via Palm Beach Regency

Pair of Willow and Reed Settees via Palm Beach Regency

For related posts check out Campaign Furniture, Craigslist Search Terms and Rattan.