Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This Never Gets Old ~ Vintage Decorating In The News

Did you see this beautiful chair in the layout of the new issue (April 2009) of Romantic Homes? There is a whole section devoted to the allure of French decorating, which has enjoyed a recent revival! It can be really easy to get this look when you break down the elements (and if you know where to shop for the bargains!). Look at these two chairs we have in the French area we set up in the shop for this month's sale. It has similar lines, construction and a luxurious fabric (priced at $89.00 each!).

The color scheme we chose was black, white and peachy pink, with silver metal accents. The choice of color is totally dependant upon your whims and is one of the most obvious factors that will put the individual stamp of your own personality into the room.

If you plan on duplicating the look, keep your eyes open for curvy lines, and patterns to layer with textures. Romance can easily be added with toiles, harlequin or large floral printed fabrics. A chandelier is a must to add sparkle and even more romance. Add interest with time-worn finishes. Reflective surfaces such as old silver, mirrored furniture and wall mirrors with heavily accented frames will help bring in more of the French appeal.

Have fun with the last layer of your design: accessories! Old bottles, paper ephemera, softly colored paintings hung without frames.
Need more advice? Just ask any of the True Blue Roomies who will be working at Room With A Past during our March 19-22 opening!

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