We’d all like a limitless budget for interior decoration, but few of us enjoy that luxury. We tend to fill our homes with a range of unrelated furnishings acquired over a number of years, and hope that somehow everything will work together. Tackling the tricky – and common – problem of combining furnishings of different styles and from various sources and periods, The Vintage/Modern Home demonstrates how to make the most of what you have in an achievable yet stylish way. Whether they are prized antiques, second-hand discoveries or high-street pieces, this indispensable book describes how to bring together old and new, inexpensive and precious with both subtlety and flair. Exploring examples of successful ‘vintage/modern’ looks in real homes, interiors expert Katherine Sorrell offers a wealth of creative solutions and practical tips, from using colour and texture to unify a scheme, to choosing the right accessories to make the maximum impact.
Katherine Sorrell is a former Associate Editor of Homes & Gardens magazine. An experienced interiors writer, she contributes regularly to a range of leading magazines and newspapers, and is the author of numerous books, including The Art of Display (2002), At Home with Pattern (2006) and Fabric Inspirations (2008).
The essential guide to mixing furniture and accessories from different periods in your home
Combines inspirational ideas with practical advice, helping anyone to create a stylish, comfortable and functional home
Includes more than 20 detailed case studies of rooms throughout the home, highlighting the key characteristics of each look
310 colour illustrations