Bit of Inspiration

Jesse Turek

A bit of inspiration to get through the work week.  Happy hump day!

JesseTurek
Lifestyle Contributor & Interior Designer NYC
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White With An Edge

Francisca Wolters

White is a popular color to design with but what if you took it to the next level and added a bit of an edge to the décor…
Add brown leather and a bit of basket weave touches…

Do you design in white? How do you give it that edge?

Ciao,
Francisca Wolters
Bee & Mason

White With An Edge

Francisca

White is a popular color to design with but what if you took it to the next level and added a bit of an edge to the décor…
Add brown leather and a bit of basket weave touches…

 

Small Getaways Big on Charm

Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
Small Getaways Big on Charm

Summer is the season when we dream of a small getaway cottage. A vintage charmer, a little place that we could simply get away to. Here is a dozen you just might fall in love with. Just add vintage accessories and furniture!

A beautiful weekend to you,

xo, Gail

TEAM & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor

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Photo source: All photos Pinterest

Blue

Francisca Wolters

It’s summer time and there isn’t anything better than a lazy day on a beach of white sand and blue, blue water.
So, why not bring it inside at home so you can experience it everyday.

Wishing you all lazy summer days!
Ciao,
Francisca Wolters
Bee & Mason

The Beauty of a Vintage Frame

Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
The Beauty of a Vintage Frame

Discarded pieces of art. Old and chippy frames with the silver or gold leafing missing. I’m referring to the beauty of a vintage frame. They don’t necessarily need to have a piece of art mounted in them. The first four five pics are from my personal collection here is how I’ve integrated these vintage frames in my home. They have become my art.

I hope you will dust off the vintage frames you have and begin using them in fresh new ways. Even if you hang your dried hydrangeas in them like I do!

Each frame is so different and has an elegance of it’s own. If you walked by vintage frames before or so them at here at SSO, now I hope you won’t pass them by.

My design tip: Simply hang the frame, something will be inspiring to hang inside it. Let it be as you found it, let the story be still.
 xo,Gail
TEAM & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
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Photo source: All photos 1-4 by Gail Smith-Peterson
 Photos 5-9 Pinterest

First Day of Summer

Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
First Day of Summer

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Today is officially the first day of summer. Happy Summer! Let’s begin the day by waking up in a light filled room. Layered in cozy vintage linens we hung to dry in the summer breeze yesterday.

How about hanging a vintage summer flag announcing the first day of summer.

Later we can relax in the charming white beach cottage.

After dinner we can take a sunset ride around the lake in a vintage boat.

Love these vintage shutters on the cottage with the cut out anchor.

A great vintage white chair. It looks like it has weathered in the warm summer sun.

Let’s make some flavored waters, place them on ice in the vintage baby bath.

I love vintage oars. Here is a couple of inspiring ideas using oars. Also I would like to have guests sign the oars.Through the years there will be a record on the oars of all who held them.

 

My design tip: Summer decor should be inside and outside. Bring the outside in and the inside out! Have fun with it and use your collections to make your home a warm and welcoming gathering place.

xo,Gail
TEAM & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
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Photo source: All photos by Gail Smith-Peterson

 

Stools

Francisca Wolters

I have a thing for stools…for some reason I seem to find them where ever I pick.  Even in my own home I have red mohair and chrome Hollywood Regency stools for my dining room seating. They come in all shapes, sizes and styles and have so much opportunity in any home.

So next time you are looking for seating for your home, don’t overlook the utility of a stool.

Francisca Wolters
Bee & Mason

Porch Living Day to Night

Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
Porch Living Day to Night

Something about a porch just says welcome. Vintage homes seem to have at least one! My childhood home on the lake had a big wrap around porch. My parents sipped their coffee and read the Sunday paper almost every weekend during those nice weather months. Those moments on the porch were special; from day to night all year long we can enjoy vintage style living on the porch.

Day beds for lounging.

I recall my 5 year birthday party, it was on our porch. One just like this, my little guests were seated at a long farm table and I was on the end!

Love the simplicity.

A beautiful screened in space for entertaining

Rustically relaxing isn’t it?

Inviting and cozy.

 

 

Sleep over!

Summer romance…

My design tip: Vintage porch living is using your space as an extension of your home. Everyday moments can be a little more special when you take them outside on the porch.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads!

xo,Gail
TEAM & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
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Photo source: Pinterest

The D.O.M.

Jesse Turek

I've been researching hotels for my stay in Rome this summer and I'm debating the D.O.M.  It's a bit pricey but looks gorgeous, right!?  The combination of  mid century furniture, dark wood panels, exposed brick walls and original silk screens from Andy Warhol make for a fantastic atmosphere.  The 5 star hotel "evokes nostalgic atmospheres typically Roman, but at the same time maintaining an international outlook and cross."   The D.O.M. is certainly at the top of my list!

Jesse Turek
Lifestyle Contributor & Interior Designer in NYC
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