Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall into Vintage

When I stumbled upon this beautiful

vintage settee at my local Goodwill store

my heart started to flutter...

My first thought was that I would

have it reulphostered in a dark gray linen

to accent our family room.

 That was until my other partner in crime

challenged me to use color.

Honestly it was quite a challange for me

Kate is a neutral girl!

The Dior home is filled nothing but neutrals so

I really had my work cut out.

As the days went by I was busy getting prices

for the redo and yet my mind was spinning

about how would I make this beauty work

in our home before she puts on her new dress!

This was probably the worst case

of performance anxiety I have ever experienced!

{three days and I still had nothing}

Then it hit me

I wanted it to look beautiful and yet

still resemble my sense of style...

In our garage there was an old wood

picnic table top that Mr. Dior and I

had found in the dumpster

a few months prior so that was my start.

I wanted to give that rustic vintage feel

and the warmth of fall...

I added a treasured vintage suitcase

from one of my dearest friends Jo Lee...

A few vintage clocks and my very first bible

that had been handed down.

 I added driftwood {no surprise there}

to fill my old cowboy boots along

with a few linen pillows to finish...

Whew!!! I will post how she turns

out after the holidays.  I love how perfect she is

 for fall as I start to put away some of our

 summer whites and bring out more of the darker grays.

I think I will add some old wood crates and fresh

flowers for Thanksgiving..

I will be linking up this week with my lovelies

Jennifer Rizzo's Fabulously Creative

Much love to all of you


Anne said...

That table looks like an old barn door ~~~~LOVE~~~~ this! Beautiful velvet settee! Super cool boot! Pillow are fab looks amazing!

Vintage Market Place said...

Hi Kate. It was so good to hear from you the other day and I will of course contact ya the next time I am around :)

This is gorgeous, too gorgeous for words.
Velvet rich and screams fall!!!
I love how you have dressed her and really love how you used the cowboy boots!
So chic.
Take care

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

She's beautiful. You did a fantastic job making the color work for your decor. The cowboy boots make a great centerpiece.

Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road said...

I knew you could do it! You are always the inspiration to me, so glad I could return the favor! :)) It looks so beautiful and I freaking love the cowboy boots!!!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Good choice. The velvet is perfect.

Unknown said...

Wow - you are simply amazing - that vignette is gorgeous beyond words! Love the clocks on the driftwood on the suitcase on the floor lol -
What an inspirational blog to follow
Big hugs,

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

A divine pairing of beautiful treasures!

"Create Beauty" said...

Oh Kate,
I have never seen or even thought of
driftwood in cowboy boots,
I love how your mind works!!!

It's all gorgeous!!!
~ Violet

middle child said...

How exquisite! I love your color preferences. Calm yet....there's depth. Love it all!

Amy Kinser said...

Wow! I think you did beautiful! I love the whole vignette. I really don't think you could mess anything up, though.

Unknown said...

Great find- she is beautiful!

Kristen Whitby said...

It is so lovely, Kate. I love the beautiful, rich color!

It's me said...

Wowwwww.....rough and tough!!!

Unknown said...

Kate, that settee is BEAUTIFUL. I know it's scary to step outside our box sometimes, but girly you nailed it! I think the color you chose is perfect, as usual : )
Hugs to you my dear friend ~

chateau chic said...

You did good! It's absolutely lovely, and I love the mix of the dressier settee with the distressed woods and accessories. Perfect!
Mary Alice

Anonymous said...

This is the most amazing find! We never have items like this settee! The reclaimed picnic table is amazing! You have a gift for design! I always enjoy seeing your lovely posts!

Unknown said...

it doesn't get any more scrumptious than rich brown velvet! it's gorgeous, just lovely!



Unknown said...

What a find Kate, love those days when you find such an amazing piece (you have to pinch yourself!) Your updated header is so pretty, hugs

Tanya :)

trash talk said...

Mmm...blood red velvet with grey...beautiful. If you do keep it the velvet thru the holidays, I can only imagine the Christmas magic it will become. When and if you get it redone...hang onto that old's dreamy.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH it is lovely, Kate...and perfectly beautiful for fall!

Tammy said...

You have the talent to make anything look good and fit into your surroundings. The settee is lovely and is perfect for the Fall season. Love the gallery wall in your previous post. You have a beautiful, successful family. You must be so proud. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

I have several pieces that need to be reupholstered, but you give good advice here. Live with it for a while. It's beautiful.

Jenni said...

Kate, I love it! It is gorgeous with all of your grays! :) {And the cowboy boots with the driftwood are such a cute touch, I must add!} I always love seeing the vignettes you create. :)

I hope you have a beautiful Friday!

Blessings and hugs,

Noble Vintage said...

good for you for trying something new! :) Love the cross pillow~

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

She is beautiful, you did an amazing job!! I love driftwood everywhere, what you did w/it is so cute, Kate!

Have a great weekend, you really should have your own show.

Simply Simplisticated said...

Hi Kate! LOVE this:) Now THIS is thinking outside the box! Great job.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful find ~ I love what you have put with it!
I also love your new header!

Laurel W. said...

I love this, the rich velvet and rustic elements, I love,love texture!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Kate, love the settee and the picnic table top. The color is great for Fall. How clever to put lovely driftwood in your boots. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Anne Lorys said...
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Anne Lorys said...

I just KNEW you were going to say that this came from your magical Goodwill store!!!
I swear, if I ever need to locate any unicorns or leprechauns, I'm headed there....they have EVERYTHING else!!!


lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

I am not a gray person at all... but I DO love what you DO with this color...and to pair it with the velvet is beyond stunning!
Gorgeous look from my gorgeous friend!
Sending you huge hugs, Kate.
Jersey Girl xoxoxo

Number Fifty-Three said...

What a gorgeous mix of texture and color. And you styling is beautiful!


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