Modern Vintage Style

Photographed by Debi Treloar
by Emily Chalmers

Ryland Peters & Small | April 14, 2011 | Hardcover

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Modern vintage is more than just a "style." It''s about cherry-picking pieces from the past and seamlessly blending them with things from today to create a look that takes ordinary homes into the extraordinary. Think antique and brand new, machine-made and handcrafted, shiny smooth and distressed, plastic and porcelain all mixed up in a fresh, original way. With this style, there is no this-must-go-with-that. It''s about trusting your instincts, your tastes and discovering the things you love to live with, whatever their past. For when you throw out the rulebook, something truly magical happens. Without a little vintage, chic modern interiors lack a sense of integrity. If everything is shiny, new, and modern, an interior simply

lacks soul. Homes need history. They need wit, humor, and emotion to make them vibrate with life. And, at the same time, without a little modern, vintage pieces can seem fusty and staid. They need a contemporary context to make them relevant again. The first section of this book, Inspirations does just that. Bestselling stylist and author, Emily Chalmers, brings you examples of Furniture, Lighting, Textiles, Decorating, and Collections & Display to truly inspire you, then shows you how to pull it all together in Style, applying the modern vintage

ethos to Cook & Eat, Live, Sleep, and Bathe.

. Emily Chalmers'' previous books for Ryland Peters & Small have combined sales of more than 200,000 copies.

. Stunning photography by Debi Treloar.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 pages, 4.04 × 3.5 × 0.35 in

Published: April 14, 2011

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1849750998

ISBN - 13: 9781849750998

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Modern Vintage Style

Photographed by Debi Treloar
by Emily Chalmers

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 pages, 4.04 × 3.5 × 0.35 in

Published: April 14, 2011

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1849750998

ISBN - 13: 9781849750998

About the Book

In Modern Vintage Style, Emily Chalmers - interiors stylist and owner of hip boutique Caravan - shows how using vintage items in a contemporary context can introduce humour, flair and personality to a home. Decorating should be fun and inspiring, so there are no style diktats; no 'this-must-go-with-that'. Modern vintage is all about trusting your instincts and taste and using a bit of imagination in seeking out the right items to create a perfect balance of old and new. In the first section of the book, Inspirations, Emily offers up imaginative and varied examples of furniture, lighting, textiles, decorating and collections & display. In the second section, Style, she shows you exactly how to pull the look together, applying her decorating philosophy so you can cook & eat, live, sleep and bathe in tune with Modern Vintage Style.

From the Publisher

Modern vintage is more than just a "style." It''s about cherry-picking pieces from the past and seamlessly blending them with things from today to create a look that takes ordinary homes into the extraordinary. Think antique and brand new, machine-made and handcrafted, shiny smooth and distressed, plastic and porcelain all mixed up in a fresh, original way. With this style, there is no this-must-go-with-that. It''s about trusting your instincts, your tastes and discovering the things you love to live with, whatever their past. For when you throw out the rulebook, something truly magical happens. Without a little vintage, chic modern interiors lack a sense of integrity. If everything is shiny, new, and modern, an interior simply

lacks soul. Homes need history. They need wit, humor, and emotion to make them vibrate with life. And, at the same time, without a little modern, vintage pieces can seem fusty and staid. They need a contemporary context to make them relevant again. The first section of this book, Inspirations does just that. Bestselling stylist and author, Emily Chalmers, brings you examples of Furniture, Lighting, Textiles, Decorating, and Collections & Display to truly inspire you, then shows you how to pull it all together in Style, applying the modern vintage

ethos to Cook & Eat, Live, Sleep, and Bathe.

. Emily Chalmers'' previous books for Ryland Peters & Small have combined sales of more than 200,000 copies.

. Stunning photography by Debi Treloar.

About the Author

Debi Treloar is originally from Zimbabwe but now lives in London with her husband and two young sons. Her photographs of food and interiors are much sought after by prestigious magazines such as Homes & Gardens, Red, and Country Living. She has photographed many books for Ryland Peters & Small, Inc, including Eat Drink Live, Children''s Spaces, and My Baby''s Journal.

Emily Chalmers is an interiors stylist and author who excels at using more dash than cash to create inspirational interiors. Her work has appeared in several magazines and newspapers and she now happily combines work with play running her destination design store Caravan in London. She is the author of the bestselling Flea Market Style and Cheap Chic (both Ryland Peters & Small).

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