SWI Goes to the Movies

Every year, on the first Tuesday of May, we love following the Met Gala. As we scroll through pictures of celebrities in their couture gowns we always wonder what the party is like beyond the red carpet. Now we have all the answers! Source The 2016 documentary “The First Monday in May” provides an inside look to not only the planning of the Gala, but the preparation of the exhibit at the … [Read more...]

Travel Diaries: Home Tour Inspiration

Our travels are always a source of inspiration for us. From European cities to beach towns down south, we are always able to find something that sparks our imagination. This spring, we toured some homes in Palm Springs, CA and Sea Island, GA. Below are some of our favorite pictures of colorful homes across the US. Palm Springs, CA Our first stop was Palm Springs for Modernism Week. A … [Read more...]

Party Blues (and Whites)!

Here at SWI, we love to entertain our friends and family. More importantly, we want to do it in style. We like to take party design cues from everywhere, including our favorite interior styles. Blue and white is one of our ultimate favorites and this bridal luncheon is equal parts preppy and whimsical. Below we have some inspiration pictures and ideas to make this party scheme your own! Spring … [Read more...]

Elizabeth’s Palm Beach Dream

When Elizabeth described how she wanted her new condo to look, she said, "Palm Beach!" The goal: lots of color, cheer, and a place that “people were pleased to come into and enjoy the space with me”. So we started with her vintage Zuber screen as our inspiration for the color scheme and chose some key pieces from her own to make over for the new space. We took some of her pieces and lacquered … [Read more...]

Decorating with Blue and White

Blue and white is one of the most adored color combinations. Why? Not only is this color duo chic and versatile but it also takes its cues from nature. Think of the many blues in the sky and the many shades that make up water and be inspired to bring those colors inside. Blue hues all mix well together and white is fresh and natural. Chinoiserie Take inspiration from classic ginger jars and … [Read more...]

The Hollywood Regency Look

Hollywood Regency can be defined as the over arching style for Vintage Glamour decorating. Reminiscent of the old Hollywood era full of glitz and glamour this look is bold and timeless. It is a style that has truly transcended the decades. Hollywood Regency can be broken down into two major categories Chinoiserie and Palm Beach. Both styles are eclectic mixes of colors and prints. Below are ways … [Read more...]

White Wednesday: Vintage Chinoiserie Furniture

Our obsession for white furniture runs deep here at SWI Vintage. As we mentioned earlier in our blog, brown furniture is out. So we came up with the idea to dedicate every Wednesday to helping you bring beautiful vintage white furniture into your home. This week we were inspired by Mary McDonald's luxurious study. “A well-designed room should beckon you, make you feel welcome and wanting a little … [Read more...]

Chinoiserie Chic

Chinoiserie pieces bring an exotic sophistication to a space giving it a worldly, classic feel. Adding blue and white porcelain tableware, fretwork furniture, asian-print upholstery, or large ginger jars are some easy ways to add Chinoiserie accents in a room. Mixing these Chinoiserie pieces with other design styles are some of our favorite ways to create unique and eclectic rooms. Check out some … [Read more...]