As you can see I love these vintage cane chairs quite a bit.LOL. I was so happy to found the settee/bench. Let me share the before images.
The old velvet fabric was removed and I gave them a good clean. I want to keep the classy style and I used 3 yards (60″ wide) of a beautiful brocade fabric. After surfing the in I came to a conclusion that Hollywood Regency colors was definitely the style I was aiming for. I have used semi gloss spray paint from Rustleoum the primer and paint kind.
Above: Here is the inspiration.
Below: This is how my settee looks like so far. The chair is still drying but I couldnt resist posting my first picture.
I am planning to make some small decorative pillows. Next week you will see the cane chair after is done.
I love my contemporary furniture. But I also like vintage decor. So, how to mix both style ? How to combine vintage with contemporary? These are the variables. The common denominator between the two of them is you, your ideas and the methods used as an unique factors.
Lets solve : Vintemporary
Modern contemporary + (Vintage x DIY)= Vintemporary
Vintemporary = ( Modern Contemporary + ( Vintage x DIY)
= ( Big Furniture Pieces + (Small Accessories/Decor x reupholster, re invent, re-use)
= sofa + (used mason jars x re purposed)
= sofa + table lamp
= the best of the past and your present
Another way to get a vintemporary style:
Ex. Upholstering a vintage chair with a contemporary fabric in bright colors or bold patterns… simply “vintemporary”.
The result of the formula reads: home decor is equal you. It is a combination of the best of your past and who you are at the present and what would be the reflection of your future.
What do you think? Could you put in practice Vintemporary styles. Do your homework and feel free to post a link of images that you consider pertaining to this topic. I would like to read your comments .