Ercol: Meet the pioneer of one of Britain’s most beloved furniture brands

We learn all about the fascinating designer behind beloved brand Ercol, who immigrated from Italy as a young man at the beginning of the 20th century and fell in love with furniture design.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the fairest of them all?

Find the perfect vintage mirror for your home

Mirrors are an effective home decor hack because, in one fell swoop, they achieve so much. Contributing to an increased sense of space, the light-catching reflective surface of mirrors helps to open up a compact, dark space. Whether through a large statement design or using smaller framed wall mirrors, they will fragment a static space by capturing motion and adding textural dynamic. This guide provides tips on styling mirrors throughout your home, no matter its size. Whatever your budget, lifestyle and tastes, the vast array of mirror design available means that it should prove easy to lay hands on the perfect mirror for your home. Enjoy this collection below, segmented by price to get you straight to the goods!

Shop all mirrors under £250 here

Shop all mirrors under £500 here

Shop all mirrors under £1000 here

Enjoy browsing the full collection of vintage and antique mirrors here… let us know what you find by tagging us on Instagram @vinterioruk!

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Home transformation: your guide on how to layer vintage lighting

Lighting is the unsung hero of interior design. No matter how well you’ve organised your floor plan, how carefully you’ve curated your home collection and decorating touches, without a proper understanding of home lighting design, the results will remain flat. Layering the light is key to well-designed home, yet it is most often overlooked by design enthusiasts. 

Honest chats: stylist Roddy Clarke on making a home which nurtures both people and the planet

Roddy Clarke is a designer, stylist and interiors journalist. Keen to know Roddy’s thoughts on combatting a throwaway culture, we asked him all about his own life and the small ways in which he is managing to steer his home towards greener pastures.

The most beautiful furniture finds from our top vintage dealers

In this Vinterior collection you will discover vintage finds by dealers who have excelled at providing a fast response to your questions, organising smooth deliveries and provide an array of fantastic product photos.

Meet Columbia Road vintage dealer Ben Southgate.

Meet Ben Southgate, a vintage furniture dealer who goes between Columbia Road flower market in East London and the charming seaside town of St Leonards-on-Sea. Ben chats to us about his life as a vintage dealer, memorable customers and his favourite vintage styles. Discover the wonderful finds in his collection too.

We will rock you… with these timeless vintage chairs

Rocking chairs might conjure up images of grandmothers knitting away but this selection is anything but outdated. From utopian, abstract designs to sweeping, sculptural frames, Vinterior has the rocking chair to suit every persuasion.

Get the Look : a modern bohemian living room

Just as Elle Decor announced at the very beginning of 2019, this year the Boho vibe is back in the spotlight! However, this time it will appear within your home with a modern twist. 

Originally, the term boho (short for ‘Bohemian’) first appeared in the English language in the 19th century to characterize marginalized and impoverished people – often belonging to the artistic sphere – who led unconventional lifestyles. As a consequence, these « boho people » could be associated with vagabonds or wanderers. 

The typical bohemian of modern times is undoubtedly more integrated within society and has even settled down, granting him a place to call ‘home’. Yet his search for adventure is still very vivid and is greatly reflected in his interior design. Each of his travels is nothing less than an opportunity for him to collect and then incorporate into  his cocoon what he finds inspiring and makes him dream: works of art, family portraits, and even pieces of furniture! The latter is thus logically vintage, secondhand, or bought from local artisans. 

Still very eclectic and authentic, the modern bohemian interior style is more minimalist than its traditional version. The living space we are featuring today illustrates this perfectly.  

If white is predominant, the room is still inviting thanks to the use of warm colours. This large rug is definitely a key piece : its pattern and pink hues echoing  the Moroccan cushions and poufs which tie the room together. The use of natural materials like the wooden coffee table or the rattan hanging chair reinforces the impression of resting in a cosy nest. The brass Art Deco chandelier, as well as the contemporary framed prints, add a touch of elegance to this living space!

  1. Pink Muuto Rest Sofa 2 seater 
  2. White Freja Cashmere throw 
  3. Jean Royère Style Travertine Coffee table 
  4. A set of 2 Sputnik chandelier with Opaline glass globes, 1970s
  5. Pink Boujaad floor pillow
  6. Handwoven Moroccan Azilal Wool Rug 
  7. Dutch Rattan Hanging chair, 1960s
  8. Modern Plant Pot with a stand 
  9. Framed ithograph print titled ‘Comets’ by Wassily Kandinsky
  10. Mid-Century rattan basket umbrella holder by Franca Helg 
  11. Vintage Rosewood Magazine Rack by Kai Kristiansen for Sika Møbler, 1960s

Shop our Modern Bohemian collection here!

Why 21st century design lovers will appreciate the Arts & Crafts movement

Not everyone is familiar with the Arts & Crafts genre; many could be forgiven for leaping to ideas of modern day crafting. This historical design movement actually took root during the 19th century. It sought to elevate the production of decorative arts in response to the rise of industrialism, changing the value society placed on how good were manufactured.

Decorative objects: what’s in the Vinterior treasure trove?

Vinterior is for those who love to seek out people, places and pieces with real character, soul and stories. We bypass the new in favour of the nuanced! For fellow desirers and discoverers of distinctive homeware – from vintage toy cars to space age alarm clocks – we have selected just ten rather unique finds.