No Floorspace is No Excuse

Vintage Demi Lune at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Vintage Demi Lune at Glam Vintage & Moderne

If you think you can’t possibly cram a table into your front entrance think again.  This demi lune can take up almost no floorspace.  At Glam it has not been wall mounted but he can do that when you get it home.

Demi lune table is the star attraction at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Demi lune table is the star attraction at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Here it is in  Glam Vintage & Modernes summer Coney Island themed window.  I love the contrast between the intricate Italian Rococo carved wooden base and the trellis (roller coaster) backdrop, sand floor, and giant vintage styled clock and cotton candy.    Richard still has fond memories of riding the big kid rides with his terrified little sister who was lured there by the promise of junk food.

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Coral is the new Pink

Wing Chair at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Vintage Modified Wing Chair in fresh Tapestry with Coral Pouf at Glam Vintage & Moderne

In the 70’s standard décor colours were dusty rose and teal green.  If you were edgy in the 80’s you painted your living room walls in light pink instead of builder’s beige.  Also light peach was a popular shade for bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens. Thank God we are out of that century.

Now coral, salmon and hot pink, the stronger warmer sides of pink, are on trend.  This I can live with.

Afterglow by Tad Moyseowicz

Coral & Hot Pink Afterglow photograph by Tad Moyseowicz

Queen Anne Chair covered in Salmon Aztec fabric at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Vintage Queen Anne Chair covered in Salmon Aztec fabric at Glam Vintage & Moderne

For some reason I relish the return to old fashion…I’d wear high wasted pants, bell bottoms and even shoulder pads again…but my stomach turns when I think about actually working teal green or peach into my décor anytime soon.

Drama Screen

Drama Screen

Vintage 70’s Folding Screen at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Want to put some edge into a lackluster space?  Why not channel your “out there” flaming flare that is your inner decor diva?   Add this attention seeking vintage 70’s screen to a neutral room that needs a dimensional dramatic focal point.  Use it on a large empty wall or behind a sofa or in a vacant corner in front of or around something you are hiding (like massive speakers, the 50 pound bag of dog food,  things to be ironed…)

Say it with Vintage

Vintage Tiered Mahogony Sise Table at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Vintage Tiered Mahogany Side Table at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Vintage Brass and Glass Side Table at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Vintage Brass and Glass Side Table at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Quality vintage pieces lend credibility to your sense of style.  How many times have I heard the “catty” describe their friend’s decorating style as strictly “Homesense” (meaning it’s chock full of cheap faux distressed lightweight reproductions).

We décor challenged watch decorating shows for trends and “the rules of interior design”. Here’s what I’ve learned from Richard. “When you feel yourself sliding down the path of cookie cutter decorating, losing your sense of style all you need to do is  slip a vintage find or 2 into the mix.”

Adding a good vintage piece says “I am secure in the knowledge that I got at least one part of this room right”.

A Chair is Still a Chair

Comfy Dining Chairs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Comfy Dining Chairs at Glam Vintage & Moderne

“A chair is still a chair” even though Richard will only sell them by the pair.  He brought four of these comfy neutral dining chairs in.  Two can be used flanking a cocktail table or all four could be placed around a dining table.

Dining Chairs with Vintage Maple Cocktail Table At Glam Vintage & Moderne

Dining Chairs with Vintage Maple Cocktail Table At Glam Vintage & Moderne

The clean fabric will work in any decor and begs to be accessorized with eye-popping throw cushions. At a large dining table they would group well with lead chairs in a bright shade or busy pattern.

All I know is that “a house is not a home” without a comfy place to sit while you are  imbibing there.

A Side of Storage

Alligator chest on Mahogany Base

Vintage Styled Side Table/Chest at Glam Vintage & Moderne

This is an exotic piece that cries out for a J Peterman catalogue description. It’s a trunk made of leather embossed with an alligator texture sitting on a mahogany base.    It conjures up images of Bombay, that is,  before it became a ubiquitous fiberboard furniture company.

It’s 26 inch height makes it a perfect side table and its shallow depth at 13  inches will help you squeeze it into the tightest spaces…even the front hall.

Inside the Alligator ChestStorage is the big bonus with this table.  The interior is lined with a tea stained vintage wallpaper to authenticate the look.

You’ll want to show everyone what’s inside so keep it “clean”.

Behind Closed Doors

aluminum skinned storage cabinet

Aluminum Skinned Cabinet at Glam Vintage & Moderne

If you don’t have built-ins in your living space then you’ve probably found that extra bits of cabinetry are essential.  Unsightly objects like DVD’s, clicker mechanisms, booze and other unmentionables need a place to hide behind doors or drawers.

aluminum skinned cabinet shown open

Inside the Aluminum Skinned Cabinet

Finding functional pieces that work in smaller spaces can be trying .  Armoires are relatively easy to find but their excessive depth (once valued for hiding the bulbous backed TV) and height may fill too much of your real estate.

The gleam of the aluminum skin on this darling little industrial look wooden cabinet works in both modern and eclectic spaces. .  And only the nosiest of guests will dare to look inside.