A Lake House Retreat

We were so excited when our client approached us about decorating her new vacation home. She was building a beautiful lake house and needed a chic yet relaxed interior that would serve as a family gathering destination. Plus, it had to be durable, since people would be walking directly off the beach and right into the kitchen! Our client wanted an easy place to entertain that was … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With 8 children between the two of us Mother's Day is always full of fun surprises. With the holiday just around the corner (Sunday!), we're here to help you find the perfect gift for mom. Cosabella PJ set A cozy set of PJs might seem counter intuitive with summer coming, but this lightweight combo is the perfect set for lazy mornings and movie nights. Jo Malone Orange Blossom Candle A … [Read more...]

Makeover Diaries: Green Cabinet Console

One of the things that sets us apart from other interior design firms is our ability to take client's vintage pieces and giving them new life. When we saw this 20-year-old entertainment unit, we were inspired. The piece was functional, but just not exciting in the space. When we laid out our plans for the room, the built-in unit gave us the opportunity to add color and transform it to look like … [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...]

All About the Hardware

Making over vintage pieces is always a fun and interesting journey. There are so many ideas to consider. We love to lacquer our pieces in bright colors and upgrade upholstery. However, one of our biggest secrets to updating a piece is to change the hardware. Below we explore easy ways to reinvent your pieces. First up, we swapped out the original hardware for their gold counterparts. Against … [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...]

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...]

Colorful Inspiration

As we mentioned in our previous blog post Hollywood Regency is one of our favorite styles and inspires quite a few of our projects. This look incorporates a lot of things we love: glam, gold and chinoiserie. Another important aspect that deserves its very own blog post is COLOR. As design experts we adore adding color to interiors, from bold prints to art that makes a statement. Keep reading as we … [Read more...]

Scottish Inspiration

Today is big day for the country of Scotland. If you missed the news the residents are voting on independence. With all eyes on their beautiful country we have decided to pull some design inspiration from their rich culture. Everything from fashion to interiors, subtle to the outrageous we can never get enough … [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. β€œA well-designed room should beckon you, make you feel welcome and wanting a little … [Read more...]