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New retro home decor from gRetro

My brother’s new company is going really well – no wonder when he’s selling so many beautiful vintage interior design online! Here are a couple of newly added products (I also love the way he’s taking the pictures)

 

Solgul unik vas från Åseda

 

Green glass bowls

Skål på fot

Glass bowl

Wooden bowls and plates

 

All from gRetro.se

 

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my bedroom

The bedroom is not finished yet but it’s almost there so I thought I’d put some pictures up.

Romantic Bedroom

I love that we have two windows with amazing green trees outside.

white and wood bedroom bedroom trunk

I wanted a calm and romantic vintage feel in the bedroom so I mixed lots of white with wooden vintage furniture. I found the wardrobe on ebay for £50 and I think you’ve seen some of the mid-century chairs before as we have four placed at different spots in the flat. The trunk is my grandfathers, it has real labels from actual Atlantic trips. The cute little bureau is my grandmothers and the other day I found old insurance letters from the 30s in it!

old perfume bottle old perfume bottle

 

This was my inspiration for decorating the bedroom, a picture from Zara Home

Zara catalogue 2013

 

 

No what’s left to do in the bedroom is white curtains and some pictures on the walls. I bought an old map of Paris when I was there earlier this year, same map that my parents have had in their home ever since I was little. I just have to frame it an put it up. But why do these things always take so much longer than they should?

old map of Paris

the map to be framed

 

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50s dining table

We’ve now finally bought a dining table for the flat! I found it on ebay and it’s exactly like I wanted; a mid century  Scandinavian design teak table. Seats 4 and 8 if extended. It’s going to be delivered on Saturday! These are the pictures from ebay.

50s table

50s table

table when extended

table when extended

the chairs

the chairs

I think I’ll change the cover on the chairs to something else, shouldn’t be too difficult.

No more eating on a blanket on the floor and we can finally invite people over for dinners!

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looking for vintage furniture

I’m looking for retro vintage furniture for the new flat. It’s a shame that most of it is so expensive, especially here in London.

I’ve found a very nice 60s dining table at Vintage Retro. It’s made in Denmark, designed by Hans Olsen and made by Frem Rojle in teak. The triangular chairs go in under the table so that it takes less space.

60s dining table

60s chair

60s dining table (2)

But it costs £800…

The furniture that I’ve found on Swedish sites is less expensive. But then again, I would need to transport it to London, which would be a hassle and cost more.

Like this Danish dining table from the 50s but at a Swedish site called Got2Get. It’s less than £500.

50s dining table

I’ve also seen these amazing chest of drawers / buffets

Arne Vodder

The above is made by Arne Vodder for Atelje Trä glas in Sweden in the 60s.

two-tone-mid-century-buffet-cabinet-Large

And I love this one above!

But they are also a bit expensive and I think I need to be lucky on ebay or maybe there’s a market somewhere outside London where you can find nice things to then refurbish.. If you know of anything, please let me know!

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recycled furniture

Recycled furniture is a big trend right now, likely resulting from both the popularity of vintage furniture and our growing green conciousness.

South African interior/furniture designer Katie Thompson has a beautiful collection of recycled furniture called Recreate where she mixes antiques in unconventional ways.

Ottoman tub with storage   Suitcase Sidetable – Mr Remington II

 

Another designer working with recycled vintage furniture is British Zoe Murphy, who promotes the idea of ‘Loving what belongs to you’ by printing onto recycled furniture and textiles. This is an idea that isn’t too difficult to copy and do yourself (although perhaps a bit time consuming if you want this much of details…)

 

 

 

zoe murphy recycled furniture

 

 

 

 

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