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Revamp Your Home With Vintage Flair(May 07, 2012)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/07/12 -- Nothing amps up the style in a home quite like a vintage or antique look. Still, many people shy away from antique décor, associating it with hunting through flea markets and excessive spending on one-of-a-kind items. Design duo Robert and Cortney Novogratz are the stars of HGTV's Home by Novogratz and parents to seven children. Known for using vintage and eclectic items to create fun and stylish interiors that are also family-friendly, they point out that with all of the resources available on the internet, you do not need to be an avid "antiquer" to create an eclectic look and feel in your home.
"One of our favorite websites, One Kings Lane, recently launched Vintage & Market Finds, which is a permanent online marketplace featuring curated premium antique and vintage treasures," says Robert Novogratz. "The marketplace is comprised of items from the country's top vintage and antique dealers, offering remarkable prices and tremendous value to shoppers looking to update their homes with timeless décor."
To help you get in on the vintage trend, Cortney and Robert Novogratz are sharing their secrets for creating unique and family-friendly spaces that fuse style with purpose:
Embrace the Possibilities
When shopping for vintage pieces, consider how they can be repurposed. You can use an antique chest as a coffee table that doubles as stylish storage for blankets and toys. You'll find new ways to incorporate pieces you're drawn to by keeping an open mind.
Add History to Your Home
Vintage items, from coffee table books to maps and globes, can be incorporated into lively gathering spaces -- or even your kids' bedrooms. Parents with an eye for style shouldn't be concerned about adding unique items to their home. While you do not want to not put the most expensive pieces in your kids' bedrooms, collectables like classic books and vintage maps make perfect decorative learning tools.
Mix It Up
A mix-and-match approach can give a home an eclectic yet comfortable style, adding a touch of livability to ultramodern spaces and personality to more traditional decor. This works well for a dining room table. You can have mid-century candelabra as a centerpiece with bright-colored modern candles to balance the look. We also love using mismatched vintage plates when we entertain guests for dinner.
For more information on the Cortney and Robert Novogratz, their tips for decorating with vintage decor, and Vintage & Market Finds visit www.onekingslane.com/vintage-market-finds.
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