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Your guide to antique rugs from expert dealer Mehdi Sharafi

An antique or vintage rug can be a big investment (although you may be surprised to learn that they can be more cost effective than opting for a new model!) and many lack confidence to care for such a statement piece. Mehdi unpacked some valuable advice around what to look for when buying a vintage rug and how to care for it.

Discovering vintage rugs from lands afar

vintage antique rug

Furniture may be the bread and butter of most interiors but a well-placed rug will have a surprisingly significant impact on the feel of a room. A colourful rug will lend a welcome dose of pattern and panache to a more neutral space. By contrast, calm down a busy decor scheme with a more simple model. A room full of similar tones, across furniture and the wider decor, can benefit from a rug which helps to break up the space. Recent years have seen a rise in popularity of the iconic monochromatic Beni Ourain rug, although none can deny the timelessness of the world celebrated and richly coloured Persian rug tradition. Fortunately, the Vinterior collection encompasses a vast array of vintage rugs, from traditional to textured, patterned to plain.

Get the Look: Jewel-toned furniture and decor

Get the Look: Jewel-toned furniture and decor

With seasons changing, it is a perfect time to talk about colour — rich, jewel-toned colours, to be more precise. Autumn always sees us seeking cosiness inside our homes, and while there are numerous ways to warm up a room, not many have such a transformative power like a bold colour choice.

10 Most wanted vintage designer chairs of the moment

Inspired by our recent strolls down the Instagram avenue, we bring you the most wanted vintage designer chairs of the moment.

Get the look: a kooky yet sophisticated Fifth Avenue townhouse

Located on the Upper East Side of New York City, this remarkable family home thrives on bold, risk-taking decorating decisions. The designer Steven Gambrel took what could, to the untrained eye, appear as a random mishmash of items and created a unified, one-of-a-kind eclectic paradise. He played around the decorating rules and clashed a variety of design eras, colours and patterns, only to end up with a timelessly elegant, yet very comfortable living space. Learn how to recreate this look in your own home.

‘You will never feel alone with an antique Mora.’ Will you also go cuckoo for these Swedish clocks?

swedish antique mora clock

Akin to the traditional grandfather clock more commonly seen in the UK, the curving Swedish Mora model is a highly unique design with a huge tradition of local craftsmanship behind it. We were intrigued to learn more about this enchanting area of Swedish design history and sat down with Jo Lee who told us just about everything you could wish to know – from the people who first made the Mora to what we should look for when buying one today.

A guide to iconic vintage furniture brand G Plan and how to identify original pieces

Learn how to identify original G Plan furniture with this introduction to the celebrated British vintage brand.

Why every home needs a vintage sideboard (and seven innovative ways to put them to good use!)

Sideboards are among Vinterior’s most sought after vintage designs. Other popular forms of storage – cabinets, dressers, chests of drawers – are quickly being eclipsed by this sleek cousin. Here we learn how to put your sideboard to good use in every home.

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.

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.