When it comes to vintage decorating, reclaimed objects are the name of the game, and the kitchen is no exception! However, most designers will agree that a delicate balance should be struck between flea market finds and brand new pieces. Case in point: canisters or other “airtight” containers. You want your tea, flour, and sugar to stay fresh as long as possible, so a secondhand set might not always be the best choice.
Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice your carefully-curated look in the name of something modern (and woefully out-of-place). A white canister set like the one below is redolent of jars from an old-fashioned dime candy shop. Featuring a milk-glazed finish and embossed scrolls, this ceramic canister set would look perfect lined up on a pine-plank countertop.
In the kitchen, you might evoke the stirrings of nostalgia through the roughhewn feel of a distressed table or the sight of sunlight streaming through lace curtains—but how about through smell? Imagine the fragrance of coffee rushing up to greet you as you lift the lid off of this old-time coffee canister. With its glass doorknob handle, this vintage kitchen decor only looks like a figment of the past.
Finally, if you’re partial to populating your home with vintage finds, it can be a bit of a struggle bringing a cohesive look to the room overall. After all, when you’ve got a light fixture from the ‘20s and an icebox from the ‘50s, finding some semblance of unity is sometimes a challenge. So, easily match your white tea, coffee, and sugar canisters to this charming utensil crock. Depicting the charming designs that detail the other items in the Circa Collection, this utensil organizer is the cherry on top of a stunning antique-inspired kitchen!
Would you love for your living room to feel like a vacation spot? When you decorate with Clearwater home decor, you can almost hear the water rushing to the shore or the seagulls in the distance.
How did we create this look?
We used the Clearwater Reversible Striped Furniture Covers to protect the furnishings and set a cool, coastal vibe in the room. Furniture protectors are exclusive designs available only at Touch of Class®.
We tied the look together with the coordinating Clearwater Nautilus Rugs, Clearwater Window Treatments, and Clearwater Decorative Pillows.
We hung a canvas triptych over the sofa and decorated nearby walls with wooden seahorse art.
We placed a beachy console table by the recliner and topped it with a coastal centerpiece, seashell lamp, and striped wall clock.
Click here to view the furnishings we used to create the Clearwater Living Room.
Are you lost in a sea of caps? Use the Deluxe Monogrammed Cap Wall Rack to get your home in “shipshape” order again! This cap rack is an exclusive design, only available at Touch of Class®!
Constructed from solid wood, this cap rack is available in a horizontal version, which holds 20 caps, and a vertical design, which displays 24 caps. Choose from three finishes: Classic Cherry, Mission Red Oak, or Windsor Oak. A convenient shelf and metal hooks will keep stray articles organized as well.
This wall-mount cap rack also makes a great gift! It can be personalized with one initial for free.
Click here to view measurement information and to order the Deluxe Cap Wall Rack.
Have you been scratching your head, trying to figure out just how to decorate that neglected corner? Let us provide the inspiration! These corner decorating ideas radiate elegance from the ceiling to the floor. With a few adjustments, that troublesome corner will be “at home” with the rest of the room.
We added furnishings that were made specifically for use in a corner! A corner accent table looks darling when paired with a coordinating corner wall shelf placed just above it. These two pieces also provide you with space to display your favorite treasures and knickknacks. Formal drapes, a traditional rug, and an upholstered vanity chair give this setting its upscale look.
We placed a bombe chest near the corner and topped it with a fancy table lamp—just the thing to illuminate an otherwise shadowy corner. If the corner needs a final embellishment, remember that a wall art panel is great for a small space.
Click here to view more corner home accents, including etagere stands, cabinets, and tables.
When it comes to picking a starting point for your home decor, a bench might be the last thing on your mind; however, a bench makes a great “centerpiece” for almost any area of the home. There’s something cozy about an upholstered bench, and you can easily switch out the furnishings around it as desired. Keep reading to see how we created looks around two benches.
The Isabelle Ecru Storage Bench has a classic transitional appearance that pairs well with a variety of home accents. We added a variegated rug, plush decorative pillow, knitted throw blanket, floor vase, and metallic collage-style wall art. Click here to view most of the items we used to create this look.
The Vivian Tufted Bench brings Old World style to your space with its gold and taupe acanthus leaf pattern on burgundy. Complement the bench with an elegant rug, nubby throw blanket, metal wall grille, traditional lamp, and pedestal table. Click here to view the items we used to create this look.
Spring is in full bloom, and Touch of Class® is introducing beautiful floral bed patterns that you won’t find anywhere else. Designed by Touch of Class®, the Essence Collection is unabashedly sweet: both romantic and charming. An eggshell color is the background for each pattern. Ambrosia has vintage violet floral bands and floral embroidery in dusty mauve, purple orchid, and green. Honeysuckle features buttercream floral bands and floral embroidery in pearl blush, mauvewood, and green.
Each pattern offers the following items, so you can create your ideal look: an oversized bedspread, a daybed bedding set, accessories like shams and pillows, and window treatments.
Vermicelli quilting embellishes the bedspread, daybed set, shams, and some pillows. All items except the ruffled square pillow feature flower embroidery for plenty of pretty appeal. The rectangle pillow reads “Always Kiss Me Goodnight” and is a darling finishing touch to each bed pattern.
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Here are a few decorating recommendations for your bedroom—items that will look lovely with the Essence Collection: metal floral wall art, vintage-style glass lamps, pastel floral Aubusson rugs, floral wall plaques, and weathered nightstands in light finishes.
The interior entryway of your home receives plenty of foot traffic, but have you given it appropriate decorating attention? If the entryway is looking more “eh” than “elegant,” these decorating ideas will be just what you need.
Feel free to customize this look to your heart’s content using new furnishings and those you already own; use your favorite table lamp pair to light up the space, swap out the wall grille for another striking wall decor piece, or move a neglected upholstered chair from a shadowy corner to a prime spot beside the console table. Click here to view all the items that we used.
How did we create this look?
We chose home furnishings with the common thread of elegant traditional style. We balanced heavier or darker pieces with luminous or light colors like gold, cream, alabaster, and ivory.
- Place a console table against the entryway wall. Make sure it is wide and sturdy enough to support two table lamps. An open, airy design will keep this area from looking stuffy.
- Hang two wall mirror panels an equal distance apart from the sides of the console table.
- Display a vertical metal wall grille between the two mirrors, directly above the center of the console.
- Position an upholstered accent chair to one side of the console table.
- Top the console table with traditional table lamps and an additional accent if you like (such as a tabletop photo frame or covered bowl).
- Place an Aubusson-style rug runner in front of the console table and chair.