Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Modern Vintage Style

I have a new design book to love (sorry about the fuzzy photo--I'm too lazy to take another one). It's the latest offering by Emily Chalmers, the woman behind two other favorites of mine, Table Inspirations and Flea Market Style. Have I mentioned that I made a pilgrimage just over a year ago to her London shop, Caravan, only to find it closed for the winter holidays? Oh, the disappointment! 

I'm such a fan of the eccentric, hodge-podge interiors that catch her eye. Did you read that recent article about the "trend" of undecorating? To me, the lived-in creative world of Emily Chalmers exemplified this kind of style way before it had a name.

It's a look that's quirky and deeply personal. I love that Chalmers encourages us to "clash fabrics." Isn't that fantastic?

She also wants us to "bring back crochet" and "create clusters." Pile on the color and texture, and please do mix vintage items with modern ones. Yay!

all photography by Debi Treloar

The last photo? That's Nathalie Lété's bedroom! I'm so not surprised it appealed to me.

So, yeah--this is a lovely book that exceeded my expectations. Maybe you'll like it, too!


Floss said...

Thank you for that helpful review! I've been wondering how much I'd like this book (I adored Flea Market Style) and you've given me a clearer idea of what to expect. (I think I'll end up buying it!)

leslie said...

love it!! i have this style by "accident" because we have a modern style home but i have lots of antiques i can't part with. its just a jumble of stuff but it works somehow.

Hausfrau said...

Leslie, I'll bet your house would fit in perfectly in this book!

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