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Decorating with vintage signs

A vintage sign adds instant personality to any space whether it be monochromatic enamel or colorful and painted. As they were often displayed outdoors, it is possible to find signs that have been weathered and worn from decades of use.  A stairwell can be a challenging space to decorate. Here a vintage clock, woven baskets and demijohn bottles are grouped beautifully with an industrial French vintage sign. In France, butcher shop signs were often an animal head made with zinc. Here a bull's head is in theme with a farmhouse kitchen.  Vintage letters are a fun way to fill awkward spaces - either long and narrow or compact. If you are lucky enough to find your initials they can be a great addition...

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How to choose the best antiques for a modern home - 14 decorating ideas

Design specialists agree that every room needs at least one antique or vintage piece. There are so many inspiring ways to decorate with antiques and I will share with you fourteen classic pieces that can be enjoyed in your home, whether it be modern or traditional. 1. Louis Philippe Mirrors Louis Philippe Mirrors are a classic design - they fit seamlessly into modern homes. They are perfect above a fireplace, but can also be enjoyed in a powder room. As they are not overly decorative, they look wonderful paired with more flamboyant pieces of art, wall sconces or wallpaper.  2. Louis XV and Louis XVI statement chairs Louis chairs are a classic design and can be reupholstered to achieve a modern look. Louis XV...

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8 ways to decorate with antique lanterns

Antique lanterns are such an elegant addition to a home. Whether they are used indoors or in the garden, they bring a warm glow that makes a space feel welcoming. 1. Pair lanterns at an entryway   Make a statement using symmetry with a pair of antique French lanterns either side of an entry porch. Hanging lanterns above over-sized garden pots is a lovely way to illuminate a sculptural garden feature.  2. Feature lantern in an entryway A spacious entryway calls for a round table for easy circulation - a lantern is the perfect match above a table as it can be suspended a little lower than other lights and highlight a stunning floral arrangement.  3. Lanterns along a corridor...

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Traditional French wedding gift ideas for 2020 couples

Love, like antiques, endures time and withstands history - so a precious antique makes a most romantic and meaningful gift for newlyweds. Offering a timeworn treasure steeped in tradition will be greatly appreciated by the couple and it will be sure to be a piece that is cherished in their home for many years to come. Explore our timeless collection of lovingly curated French wedding gifts. All pieces are beautifully gift wrapped and delivered worldwide from France in under ten days. Wedding gifts online, delivered worldwide Traditional French wedding gift ideas "This is our second time ordering wedding gifts from Chez Pluie, and we couldn't be happier. Susannah's customer service is second to none." 1 June 2018, verified by TrustPilot. ...

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6 ways to create your mid-century maison

There are some fun and simple ways to add a touch of mid-century style to your maison. Classic vintage designs evoke a sense of nostalgia and brings warmth and familiarity to your home.  1. Vintage lighting Changing a light is a relatively small change  but it can make a big impact - this striking palm frond lustre instantly changes the aesthetic this living room. 2. Create a retro bar Whether you have a compact apartment or a rambling estate, a retro themed home bar is a fun way to mix nostalgic cocktails for your guests. Decorate your bar cart with Michel Dartois pineapple ice buckets and vintage accessories. 3. Vintage stemware Nothing beats pouring champagne into a classic champagne glass for...

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