We love incorporating interesting and quirky pieces into our own home. The kitchen cries out for something old and with character to break up the clean lines don't you think?
We have owned Rowell House for just over 10 years as a holiday let in the heart of the English Riviera, Torquay. It is Grade two listed and has a huge original roof light to the centre of the roof.
We decide to have a glow-up to something a little different and sophisticated. This included changing the high street lighting to fabulous vintage Benjamin enamel pendent lights.
The statement piece in the room, is the stunning haberdashery shop cabinet. It has a wonderful curved glass section to one end. Salvaged from a shop, with original brass brackets and heavy glass shelves. We have styled the inside with some of our favourite vintage finds especially those with a nod to the local area.
The 'Colman Wash' vintage enamel sign makes a perfect splash back to the range oven. Adding instant personality and a funky twist. The peg rack is the front of an antique organ, where the hanging pegs are actually old keys. We upcycled the lovely copper pan to a fabulous kitchen clock!
The previous decor had a shaker farmhouse vibe. With many fleamarket finds and upcycled pieces painted with chalkpaint.
Guested loved the nod to the seaside and the cosy farmhouse feel. We initially had to renovate the house on a on a tight budget and timescale so used shop bought lighting and carpentry.
Using antique and vintage pieces in modern spaces is very much our mantra. Creating sustainable homes with soul and character to make it a unique interior.
Often changing one or two pieces gives the whole space a different atmosphere and vibe.
Do follow and add to our hashtag #weaddsoultointeriors. We would love to see your vintage and salvaged pieces mixed into your home. Get in touch we would love to hear your stories behind your finds.