Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Featured Collectible - Vintage Industrial Chic - Pt 2

Ok, I'm ready to tackle part two of my Vintage Industrial Chic post - I set out to find home decor, furnishings, and kitchenware that would fit in with the seating, storage, office supplies and lighting I featured in my last post. It was a little tough, but I found some cool things! Again some of the prices made me raise an eyebrow, but some were very reasonable, so I guess it all balances out in the end!

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Featured Collectible - Vintage Industrial Chic - Pt 1

I've been noticing a trend the last several months that is being labeled "Industrial Chic" - a design style that loves metal, wire, hardware, patina (including rust!), the colors black, white, brown and gray, and any item that brings an almost steampunk type of feeling to interior spaces.

It's pretty interesting, being far far away from vintage kitsch, shabby chic, cottage style and other popular design trends, but borrowing from the more sparse mid-century modern decor that plays up clean (yet interesting) lines and shapes.

I poked around to see what was out there being targeted toward this emerging trend, I found quite a bit - including some things that had me raising my eyebrows at the prices! Who knows, maybe the prices are right in line with what people who are cultivating this look are willing to pay?

The items I found tend to fall into one of just a few categories - lighting, storage, office supplies, and seating. Here's a few good examples:



Office Supplies


Industrial Age Royal Metal Co. Brown Side Chair

As you can see there is a lot of great stuff out there! I'm still working on part 2 of this post, trying to find other not so obvious ways to inject a bit of Industrial Chic into your decor - home accessories, kitchenware, etc. - hopefully I'll have it ready to go in a day or two, stay tuned!

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas from Vintage Goodness!

Here's hoping all my wonderful readers have the best
Christmas ever,
and the happiest of New Years!

Thanks so much for all of your support in 2009 -
I can't wait to see what 2010 brings!