You know, when I first found out my new home was going to be this newer townhome, I kind of freaked a little bit. It is fabulous after all, and everything looks so new and perfect, and wonderful, but....how was I going to make my vintage style work with the look of new?
I shouldn't have freaked. I am loving it!
It's still a work in progress, but here is a corner of the living room. (er...great room? Whichever you prefer...) I am going with a white-to-cream-to-mocha-to-brown-to-black kind of color scheme and I am on a completely non existent budget, so I've been stretching myself to really think outside of the box. I began with my window coverings. My daughter already had draperies hung, so all I did was switch them out....using my current favorite textile...painter's drop cloths. (from Home Depot, of course) They are affordable, ready to hang after washing them to get rid of the fold lines and stiffness, (I already had the ring clip on thing-a-ma-jigs on the rods) and the sizes were perfect. Oh, and so was the price. One cloth (9 feet by 6 feet) cut in half (to become 9 feet by 3 feet) made these fabulous draperies cost me only $20 a pair.
And they look like a million bucks. No lie.
The back (er...side? Oh, it depends on how you look at the room- it's the wall opposite of the fireplace and bookcases) has my antique armoir and a collection of thrifted mirrors and vintage frames. (a' la 41 Taylor style!)
I still need to paint my little bench and my sofa table, but it's coming together and I am feeling right at home.