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.