A Tudor Makeover

Our client came to us asking for an update: “The pink was very old-fashioned and out of date.” She wanted a clean, crisp living room that felt light and fresh. This was achieved using a delicate color palate full of blues and greens mixed with neutrals. Essentials included a casual space to watch TV, reading chairs, and plenty of room to entertain. She believed hiring designers was important … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Vintage Henredon Curios Makeover

Curios, or display cases are a great way to show off your favorite things. When we stumbled upon these vintage Henredon curios we envisioned them in a home proudly displaying someone's items. However, they definitely needed a new coat of lacquer. We kept it simple by choosing white and just a little bit of gold on the accents. The rattan tops and smoky mirrors just seemed to just pop … [Read more...]

Vintage Leather Top Side Tables Makeover

We are very excited to share a vintage leather top side table makeover. When we purchased them they were terribly outdated and definitely needed a new coat of paint. (Sorry about the quality of the picture, it was the only one we snapped.) We love the leather tops on these side tables and decided to keep them just how they were. The shape of the tables is unique is well with 2 different … [Read more...]

Vintage Benches Makeover

We were lucky enough to have stumbled upon some stunning crocodile faux-leather fabric recently. We just needed the perfect piece to use it on. Eventually we came across a pair of very outdated benches that were perfect for an upholstery makeover. The wooden legs were in desperate need of a new layer of paint and the fabric was mismatched. We cannot get enough of white furniture at the … [Read more...]

Vintage Console Table Makeover

Every where we look we're seeing white furniture. From chairs and coffee tables to sofas and mirrors. It is safe to say that brown is out. So we decided to take this outdated mahogany chippendale-style table and bring it back to life. The fretwork, lattice and other detailing on this piece really caught our eye. We decided that a layer of white lacquer would really draw out every little detail … [Read more...]