– WHAT’S OLD IS NEW –
If you’re looking to infuse your home with character, charm, and a touch of nostalgia, a vintage interior design style is the perfect choice. Decorating with vintage pieces can bring a unique sense of history and personality to your space. Whether you’re drawn to the elegance of the 1940s and 50s or the rustic charm of a bygone era, incorporating vintage elements into your home can create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Let’s explore the key elements of vintage interior design and provide expert tips and ideas to help you bring this timeless style to life in your own home.
Soft Pastel Color Palette
A vintage color palette often features soft and feminine shades. Neutral colors like white, cream, and beige serve as a backdrop, while soft grays and pastels like duck-egg blue, pale pink, and lilac add a touch of nostalgia. Consider layering these colors to create depth and interest in your space. To add even more vintage style, consider incorporating a floral-patterned wallpaper as an accent wall.
Incorporating distressed furniture is a hallmark of vintage interior design. Whether naturally aged or artificially distressed, these pieces instantly add a vintage vibe to your space. Look for wardrobes, bedside tables, coffee tables, and chairs with carved handles, rounded legs, and wooden frames. Large cabinets with glass doors are perfect for displaying vintage glassware, silverware, and other treasures.
Floral patterns are essential for creating a vintage look. Incorporate upholstery, cushions, and fabrics with faded floral designs in soft, pastel colors. Consider mixing different floral patterns or combining them with other botanical motifs for a whimsical and romantic touch.
Long, graceful curtains, delicate lace napkins, floral upholstery, decorative pillows, bedding made from vintage fabrics, and natural-fiber area rugs all contribute to the vintage feel of a space. These textiles add softness, texture, and a sense of nostalgia to your interior design.
Repurpose and Up-cycle
When creating a vintage interior, it’s important to strike a balance between old and new. Mixing vintage pieces with contemporary elements creates a more timeless and eclectic look. Incorporating repurposed and up-cycled items is a great way to infuse your space with vintage charm while reducing waste. Consider recovering a mid-century armchair, painting an old sideboard, or framing new artwork with an antique gilt frame. These unique and one-of-a-kind pieces add a personal touch to your home. Explore flea markets, thrift stores, and online vintage shops to discover one-of-a-kind treasures that reflect your personality and add a personal touch to your home.
Creating a vintage interior design style is a wonderful way to infuse your home with character, charm, and a sense of nostalgia. By incorporating the key elements of vintage design, such as wide-plank wood flooring, soft pastel colors, distressed furniture, and vintage textiles, you can create a space that exudes elegance, gracefulness, and peaceful nostalgia.
– PLUMBING TURNED REMODEL –
Agent Contribution: Rachael Reiser, L34 Group Partner Agent
Finding the silver lining when a plumbing emergency hits home
Most home renovations are meticulously planned; however, in my family’s situation- we got creative quickly when an unfortunate plumbing emergency forced us to move out of our house for several months. We were extremely lucky to be referred to an excellent contractor who was experienced with insurance litigation to make sure we received the proper funds necessary to get our house back in tip top shape. Our contractor reminded us that if there were any “projects” we had put on the back burner, this might be the time to do them. With a plan in place, my husband and I decided to go ahead and not only remodel our bathroom (where the bulk of the damage was), but also reimagine our kitchen.
Navigating home renovations is daunting in the best of times, and with the clock ticking it’s imperative to make decisions quickly. My best advice to anyone in this situation is to make sure you’re working with a reputable licensed contractor, and if you’re feeling overwhelmed with design direction, seek advice from a designer whose style you admire.
Before & After: Kitchen Before & New Kitchen (In Progress…)
It’s been a whirlwind of shopping for tile, countertops, cabinets, and appliances, but having stuck to our checklist, we’re grateful the last-minute renovations are moving along smoothly!
On a side note: Sewer line inspections are extremely important. Having purchased our house before camera scopes were part of homebuyer inspections, we were unaware of the weakened condition of the cast iron sewer pipe located in the slab foundation of our house.
Please reach out to Rachael if you’d like her Contractor’s info!
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“Once a month, the Observatory partners with local telescope groups to share their telescopes and knowledge with the public. With dozens of telescopes on the lawn, there’s always something to see!”
Enjoy over 150 wines; bubblies from across the globe + some “outside the bottle” options (including seltzers and canned cocktails), live music, two DJs, food trucks and more!
– LOVE WORDS –
We love our clients and they love us….
❝I reached out to L34 Group in search of finding a group that understood the NELA market as we were ready to move on from DTLA. Deidre and Terry were quick to pair us up with Rachael Reiser, and we couldn’t ask for anything more! Rachael was quick to meet us in person and start showing us around and explain the different niches of each neighborhood. After a barrage of open houses, emails, offers & bids, we found a home that checked the boxes. Rachael’s expertise, style and sense of aesthetics really matched with what we were looking for very well. She understood the potentials we were looking for in a home for the future. Her communication was impeccable not just with us but also the other receiving end which ultimately got us our home. Thank you to this group. This is also one of those hidden gem groups that you can count on.❞
–George Y., Altadena home buyer
– GALLERY ART NIGHT-
Save the Date for our next Gallery Art Night coming up on February 10th, 6-9pm, featuring artist @BrittanieOrtiz
Stop by our office to continue viewing @ChopakDumpings on display and for sale!
– JUST SOLD –
6140 Mesa Ave, Highland Park, 90042
SOLD for $1,125,000
Beautifully updated bungalow with stunning views
3 bd + 2 ba, 1082 sq ft, built in 1922, 4300 sq ft lot
– ON THE MARKET –
4208 Griffin Ave, Montecito Heights, 90031
Multi-family home / tri-plex with charming craftsman vibes
6 bd + 4 ba, 3492 sq ft, built in 1912, 6244 sq ft lot
Offered at $989,000
– IN ESCROW –
4797 Huntington Dr N, El Sereno, 90032
Adorable and centrally-located
1 bd + 1 ba, 661 sq ft, built in 1947, 5954 sq ft lot
Offered at $599,000
– COMING SOON –
2016 / 2018 S 3rd St, Alhambra, 91803
Duplex – two separate homes – delivered completely vacant!
5 bd + 3 ba, 2175 sq ft total, built in 1928, 7498 sq ft lot, Zoned R4!
– FOR LEASE –
825 E 4th St, #209, Arts District DTLA , 90013
1bd + 1 ba, 950 sq ft, built in 1923
Features industrial modern finishes, located in the coveted Beacon Lofts building, just moments from local attractions in DTLA’s Arts District. (1) gated parking space; Available immediately!
Offered at $3000/ month.
For more information or a tour, please contact Stephen McAlpin, L34 Group Partner Agent, 323-400-9656, stephen@L34Group.com
Leslie J. Black, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Branch Manager | Mortgage Advisor | NMLS #1111536
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