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...]

A Well-Lit Home

Lighting is an essential part of our design process here at SWI. We find that it is an element that is often overlooked. The perfect lighting creates a well lit space for you and your guests to enjoy. Below we're exploring some of our favorite lighting tips to help you create a "natural glow". Always use more lamps than you think you need! The easiest way to brighten a room is with lamps. … [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...]

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, andΒ a place that β€œpeople 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...]

Spring Furniture Trends

The weather is finally warming up and that means we have this year's spring furniture trends! We are also very excited to announce our exclusive collection that will be featured on One Kings Lane! SWI Vintage has been carefully curating dozens of pieces of furniture, designing everything from the lacquer all the way down to the matching decorative accessories. The collection will be one complete … [Read more...]

Indigo Accents and Vintage Furniture

Indigo is a deep, rich, bold and elegant color. What else can we say, we love it! It adds instant drama to any outfit, room, or piece of furniture. Indigo ikat print and chambray are some of the most popular looks right now, and this color is perfect for transitioning between summer and fall (not that we are ready for that yet!) Here are some shots of indigo that inspired us. House … [Read more...]