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Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage”

Summer’s here in Southern California are spent living outdoors... the evenings cool down and it is really perfect for alfresco dining, lighting a fire in the fire pit or an evening dip in the pool as the sun is setting!

Vintage textiles like Gingham, linen and eyelet are sweet yet offer a romantic touch for summer. I love to bring these elements outdoors!

After a long week of honey-doos for me, I put a little note on his shovel “Meet me at sunset on the bench by the fire pit, a sweet Thank You treat is waiting!

Quickly I grabbed my european vintage pink and white gingham pillow sack wrapped it around a down bolster, ran it up to the bench. Back to the kitchen, scooped some strawberry organic ice cream into a family heirloom goblet, added a vintage silver spoon with a pinch of lavender and chocolate geranium from my herb garden. Carefully walked it up to the bench, sat it on a little Bavarian pink floral plate right in the middle of the pillow...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course the pale pink touches were for me...but the sweet treat and sincere Thank You were from the heart for him!

My Design Tip: Use your vintage dishes, stemware, silver and linens for little moments. These vintage treasures elevate ordinary to special ...anytime... anywhere.

Celebrate summer and someone special with your favorite vintage pieces and bring them outdoors!
xo,
Gail

Lifestyle Contributor
Omero Home

 

 

 

 

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Saturdays ~ Vintage Kitchen Designs

Designing kitchens are difficult..Renovating a kitchen is easily three times more complicated. Yet it has to be my favorite space to design. When I think of kitchens I refer to them as gathering rooms. They aren’t just for show or just to throw a meal together. Kitchens are the soul of the home. Preparing a meal or hosting a dinner party all begin there. If your home is like mine everyone migrates there...catching up, telling stories and the kitchen becomes the destination for gathering! I am renovating my kitchen as I write this... I’ll look forward to share it with you when it gets completed! Vintage Kitchen Design.

 

 

Styling your kitchen with vintage finds brings a little warmth and comfort into your space. I love utilitarian objects that are used in fresh, unexpected ways to incorporate your collections. They define your unique lifestyle. You may be inspired by a color or a unique fixture that you want to start collecting.

 

MY DESIGN TIP: Vintage elements of different scale are fun to incorporate as accoutrements to your kitchen. For example...a cupola or weathervane mounted from a beam or rafter would be an unexpected yet rather charming focal point in a French Vintage or even a contemporary kitchen...

 

 

 

Make it a beautiful Saturday and I hope you find something vintage to freshen up the centerpiece of your home.

Bon Appetit!
xo
Gail Smith-Peterson
Omero Home

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Designing with Vintage

Designing a new build, or renovating an existing home or space I always love to create something unique. I am always on the hunt for that perfect one of a kind piece that I can feature in a space. It immediately adds warmth and character and a sense of nostalgia.

I found this tall set of European Antique doors, fell in love with them but there was just one problem the height was 11’. They were scaled down and the transom adjusted to fit at 10’ and new glass was put in. I needed an impressive entry to the two master suites. I loved the patina and kept it in tact. A replica of the original hand carved detail was made for the bottom panel of the doors (the original had cracked and was fragile).

Loving the grand entry doors they had the French farm house feel I needed...I was inspired to have the interior doors replicated to match of solid Alder, heavy and substantial. Complete with vintage ball bearing hinges. They creek like old doors and are great for scaring the little guests!

My Design tip: Defining the architectural style is important; it keeps you focused when you’re searching for Vintage elements for your projects.

You can see the original space before... A lovely transformation from 1970’s Mediterranean to French Farm House!

 

Have a beautiful Saturday...I Hope you find something vintage over the weekend!
Xo,
Gail
Lifestyle Contributor
Omero Home

Credit for Photo's: Gail Smith-Peterson
 

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