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High Point Wrap Up

Wow, where does the time go? We’ve been so busy here at Vintage Scout, that it’s been almost a month already since we attended the High Point Furniture Market. Sarah and I came back inspired by all the wonderful new things we saw. Let me share a little of it with you.Bowl

Brass is back whether you want to believe it or not. I love it! It’s not the tacky brass you’re remembering from cheap hardware and light fixtures. Lee_Dining_Chair

The details on this Lee dining chair are fabulous.Lee-Stools

And these fur & lucite stools? GAH!!!!!!Loop-Stools

More stool cuteness.Mitchell-Black

I fell in love with Mitchell Black and their modern way of displaying art. Stanley

Stanley’s new collection inspired by midcentury modern is fantastic! You’ll see brass again here in the desk base.Vanguard-Stool

It was our first time visiting the Vanguard showroom and we were not disappointed.Wearstler-Vis-Comf

If you follow along on Instagram you saw we met Kelly Wearstler. She was at market promoting her new line of lighting and it is amazing! It will be available next summer, and yes, you see brass again.

There was so much more! I always feel like attending market is so important as a designer. It keeps our interiors fresh and evolving. It is motivating and inspiring. It is so important to know what resources are available as each client’s style and taste is different. If you’d like to update your space with the newest and coolest, give us a call- we’d love in inject your home with some of what we saw and experienced.

Indoor/Outdoor Fabrics. They’re a good thing.

A few days ago I posted this photo to Instagram.

Its not too late to start thinking about jazzing up your outdoor living space. These indoor/outdoor fabrics from Kirkby Design are perfect.

It occurred to me how often I’ve turned to indoor/outdoor fabrics for indoors. They are perfect for sunrooms, family rooms and kids’ spaces. Also known as “high performance” fabrics, they are designed for sun exposure and maximum durability~ so versatile!

Indoor/outdoor fabrics have come a long way in the last few years. Fibers feel more like traditional indoor fabric as opposed to that slick synthetic they used to be. Patterns and colors are more up to date. And more fabric houses are introducing indoor/outdoor fabrics, meaning the choices can be virtually endless.

Kravet’s Soleil Lifestyles Fabric

If you are looking into new upholstered furniture or reupholstering an existing piece, call or email Vintage Scout to discuss what fabrics would be best for your lifestyle and budget. Indoor/outdoor fabric might be right for you.

Current Design Crush- Milo Baughman

The past month at Vintage Scout has been wonderful. We have been blessed with new clients calling, store customers turning into design clients, and clients we’ve worked with before calling again. One of those clients has us working on a dining room and office makeover. I have this vision in my head (you designers know how that is), so I began looking at 1stdibs for dining tables and chairs. I had a Milo Baughman chair in mind, but oh, how I found so much more Milo!

I didn’t include what I found for that client; you’ll just have to stay tuned to see that.

Do you have a favorite Milo Baughman piece? Or who’s your current design crush? If you’d like to place a classic piece of furniture like one of these in your home, but need help making it work with your design aesthetic, give Vintage Scout a call. It’s our specialty blending modern with traditional and tossing in the unique.

Traditional Kettering Home

I hope you have seen the special publication of Romantic Home Magazine called Bedrooms and Baths that features a bathroom renovation by Vintage Scout Interiors. We were so fortunate to work with that homeowner on most of the rest of her home as well.

Today we thought we’d share the living/dining space with you.

The client had wonderful things to work with. We worked with the existing draperies, but lightened up the living space with a warm gray color. The only new furniture we had to purchase was a linen sofa and leather ottoman.

The large open living space with high ceilings proved to be a challenge when arranging furniture. We created two separate seating areas.The client already had the beautiful rosewood dining set. We freshened it with new cushions and added a modern crystal table lamp to complement the amazing Waterford chandy.

Stay tuned for more from this beautiful home including a white kitchen to-die-for! For more information on Vintage Scout and our services email us at info@vintagescout.com

Rachel’s Visit to Carnegie

Our intern, Rachel, recently took a quick weekend jaunt to Pittsburgh to attend a wedding. She came back raving about the museums she got to explore, so I asked her to share her excitement with you- via blog.

When you find yourself in Pittsburgh, PA you will to have to allocate some time to stop by the Carnegie Museum of Art.  Its. that. good. (especially if you are a furniture lover like me).  When I read online that their furniture selection was taken out of storage in 2009 after being packed up for a decade, I was eager to hit the road, get my ticket, and get into that gallery!

Standing in a corner of chair heaven.

The wall of chairs that greeted us was breathtaking.  Is it weird that I would be completely okay with this in my own home? Probably, but I am a chair girl all the way. I find the many different styles on display inspiring.

This funky metal chair peaked the interest of Christopher. He might approve of a wall of chairs in our home as long as they were all made of metal.

The anodized aluminum of this frame makes me swoon.  Can’t you see this in your home with a great animal print rug underneath? Dreamy.

Gazelle Lounge Chair – Dan Johnson

Although chairs are my favorite, how could you not go gaga over this chest of drawers? What a fantastic way to repurpose worn out chests and capture a bit of furniture history. Each drawer is a different style which I find thought provoking. What would you store in there?  I’m thinking this would be the perfect place to stash board games or Christmas tree ornaments.

You Cant Lay Down Your Memories – Tejo Remy

BONUS I was literally jumping up and down with excitement when I realized that admission also included access to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Talk about natural beauties; the Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems is stunning.  The museum also claims to have more real fossils than any other museum, so if you love dinosaurs as much as you love design you are in for a treat!

Gorgeous Minerals and Gems

Next trip we are going to have to stop by the other two Carnegie Museums, the Carnegie Science Center and Andy Warhol Museum. Have you ever been? What did you think?

Monday’s Furniture Crush

For this Monday’s Furniture Crush we knew we wanted to share a High Point find, but it was tough narrowing it down; we saw so many wonderful things. So we decided to bring you some of the unique things we found that we haven’t seen floating around out there amongst all the market photos.

If you must have a foosball table in your home, why not make it a piece of furniture? We had to practically fight off the guys playing it to get a photo.
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Screen printed upholstered headboard, trimmed out with furniture webbing. Genius and gorgeous! This company also had huge floor pillows; all offered with a variety of images.20121022-114623.jpg

Bright colored metal furniture is virtually indestructible. Perfect for kids rooms.20121022-114713.jpgAs always, if you are interested in any of the pieces we’ve shown, contact us at info@vintagescout.com . Vintage Scout Interiors is your resource for innovative designs, unique finds and one of a kind pieces.

Monday’s Furniture Crush

We’ve been posting about a love affair on our Facebook page. Get your mind out of the gutter; it’s the sheer adoration we have for furniture. And why not, we’re designers. Each Monday we’ve desperately been trying to remember to present you our “Furniture Crush” of the moment. Today it occurred to my brilliant mind, I should post it to our blog as well. Why keep all the goodies for our FB fans? (Although if you haven’t liked us on Facebook yet, you are missing out- what are you waiting for?) So without further ado, Vintage Scout brings you:

Monday’s Furniture Crush

The Julius Bench, 60″ wide, available through Vintage Scout Interiors

Email info@vintagescout.com for more information. Enjoy and stay tuned each week for more incredible furniture.

Monday’s Furniture Crush- Bamboo

This Monday folks, we’re crushin’ on BAMBOO. New, old, we don’t care; we just want some.

We are waiting on this little beauty to get to the store. It will have a hand rubbed black finish.

The Victorians were lovers of bamboo furniture also. I do believe Victorian bamboo is my favorite. They make great occasional pieces.

Ficks Reed of Cincinnati is a well known maker of bamboo furniture. This vintage set I found on ebay is super cool. Fourteen pieces in all. Clean these up, update the fabric and bam!

Besides ebay, another great source for vintage bamboo pieces is Circa Who, a shop in West Palm Beach. They have a great inventory in their online store. This casual metal dining set would be perfect in a breakfast room or even out on a small patio.

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing and most versatile plants in the world. Writing this, so many things came to mind, like, did you know bamboo is 99% of the panda’s diet? We eat bamboo too, in our Chinese food. Bamboo flooring is becoming increasing popular and everyone loves a classic bamboo shade. Bamboo sheets are very soft. And bamboo is used for fishing rods and musical instruments. Ancient paper was made from bamboo.

So not only did we share today’s furniture crush with you, but maybe you picked up a fun fact to know and tell, and who knows, maybe that panda thing will be the answer to Thursday night’s trivia question.

Scott Antique Market

I was so excited to find out that the Home Furnishings Market here in Atlanta would coincide with a Scott’s weekend. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Scott’s, held every 2nd weekend of the month, is one of the best flea markets in the country. A great designers resource. Last time I was here I saw Paula Deen. (No, I didn’t get a photo. I just smiled at her with that “I’m polite and I’m just gonna let you shop” look; even though I was desperately wanting to know what she was buying and become her best friend and go eat some butter with her. Sorry, I digress…) But I won’t make you all feel that way. Here’s a little look at some of the things I saw and am bringing back to Vintage Scout.

The first thing I saw when I walked up was this wonderful vintage poster from the Paris store, Deyrolle. Deyrolle is THE place for taxidermy and curiosities. Shout out to Fifi, this is specially for you; as I know that is one of your favorite places. It was framed very well, but I passed on it.

There was nothing old about these tables, but I really was drawn to this one. The base is that wrought metal with a rusty finish that you tend to see in garden ornaments. I’d probably paint it or gold leaf it. The top was a beautiful honed & filled limestone. Coffee tables are not very conducive to having in the shop, but I more than likely would have made an exception for this one. Alas, the vendor was gone from his booth and the guy manning it didn’t know the price. Oh well…

I turned a corner and there was this pouting little boy staring up at me. Oh my gosh, he looks like someone just took his favorite toy away. What a face! They always have wonderful vintage paintings at Scott’s. But I had just bought three new pieces of artwork for the store yesterday, so I knew we wouldn’t have wall space for Precious. So instead I bought a vintage Little Lord Fauntleroy book along with some others. Every home should have old books, don’t you agree?

If this pair of vintage Italian plaster mirrors doesn’t go to a client (hanging over matching nightstands) they’ll come back for sale in the store. Gorgeous, right?

It’s well known I love taxidermy. So you know I had to get a shot of this cougar just chillaxin on the sofa. No chance of it coming back to Dayton. It’s also a well known fact that Dana doesn’t love taxidermy as much as I do.

There was a lot of painted furniture. We often like to find our own pieces and then have them painted. However, our painter moved away, our shop is empty, and I have to say, this particular vendor did a great job, so I bought this piece already painted. It’s a smallish three drawer chest with a pull out shelf. The little tray detail along the top back and sides is great. This is a piece that would fit a multitude of places in a home. And if you are in the Dayton area and happen to know someone who would be willing to paint and fix up furniture for us for a REASONABLE fee, give us a call.

All in all it was a successful trip. Please contact us if you’d like information on any of the items seen here. Several other little gems will be making their way back to Vintage Scout as well. Stop by next week to see what we have or check the shop here on our site.

 

Atlanta Market

Hi y’all! I’m doing a quick breeze through the Atlanta Home Furnishings Market.

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Picking out a few things for the store and finding some goodies for clients. Here’s a little sneak peek of what was out there today.

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I love this lamp. Yes, I love lamp. Does anyone else out there feel the same?

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What an amazing pattern on this oversized chest. Its 55″ wide and 48″ tall. A statement piece if you have a home for it.

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Lots of bling and sparkle. Ooh la la

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I’ve got the perfect placement for this bench in mind. Now I’ve just got to make it happen.

There’s more to come, but for now I’ve got to lay my little head down to rest because tomorrow’s another big day. You see it’s off to Scott Antique Market to scout for more treasures. If you see something here you’re interested in, give us a call 937.312.9461 or email info@vintagescout.com for more information. And be sure to visit our website and shop at www.vintagescout.com

PS: Blogging for the first time from my new ipad. Playing with instagram, too. So forgive any boo boos and if you have any helpful hints for me, feel free to leave them in the comments.