Vintage accents for your home

A busy week, and a busy weekend ahead!! With a packed schedule, sometimes we yearn for a bit of childhood fun, spending time with family and grandparents during the vacations and a whole lot of nostalgia creeps in. There was a certain calmness and serenity, romance and history in the buildings, in the furniture and the odd decor pieces. Some of us, like me would love to have somethings ‘old’ with the ‘new’, a bit of history and a bit of nostalgia that makes me the person I am today.

If this is what your heart is crying out for, then don’t stop reading. How about adding a few odd accents in your home to give it the ‘Old with the new’ feeling? Though I love everything ‘India’, I would love a bit of ‘english vintage’ or ‘shabby-chic’ thrown in here and there to make my home reflect me!

I spotted three stores in India (and I am sure there are many more) that have exceptionally gorgeous vintage fare. Distressed look, shabby chic, french vintage…you name it, and chances are they either have it in store or will be happy to create it for you. Be Vintage, Kaji and Anemos Lifestyle! Absolutely love the work they are doing! So do checkout their collection. More details at the end of this post.

Like I have said a few times before, ‘it is your home, your rules’, so do what your heart says, re-do your home or even a room with this look. So, what is it that you can do? Collect some antique (e.g. used, vintage, distressed look furniture) corner tables and perhaps even a clock! If you are anything like our family, then you wouldn’t resist having thermometers in every room, I mean every, single room! So, if a thermometer has to be a part of your tapestry (or furniture), fetch a pretty, historical piece. I would love an old relaxing chair that I have fond memories of.  ‘Old’ look is happiness….Join in with me and get some ideas for your home…

The quintessential kitchen board via
The quintessential kitchen board via
Vintage blue serve wear via 
Acacia wood cheese board
Some cheese please! Acacia wood cheese board via
Country style clocks
Turn back the hands of time! Country style clocks via
Ceiling fands in a variety of finishes
Ceiling fan in bamboo? via
Relaxing chair - foot rest folds out
The relaxing chair I am after via
Thermometers I love! via
Kitchen island
The coveted kitchen island via
Mirror in shabby chic
Shabby chic mirror frame via
Weathered mirror frames
Some weathered mirror frames via
Nightstands and corner tables
Gorgeousness for your room – nightstands and corner tables via

If you’re reached this end of the post, I am sure you love the vintage look. I hope you were inspired enough to create this in your own home, giving it your spin. All the products mentioned above are made in India using a team of very talented artisans. What’s not to like? Made in India, for your home, to re-create the vintage look you have been after…

Connect with Anemos Lifestyle (5 locations – Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kolkata), Kaji (Kolkata) and Be Vintage on facebook and get regular updates.

Happy decorating!

Shilpa xx


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