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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.

Interior design expert Martyn White takes us through his vintage wishlist

Martyn White is a design journalist, editor and designer based in London. A lover of opulence, he narrates on the very best in luxury design, interiors and art. Martyn has assembled a selection of his top vintage designs on Vinterior.

Take your home to the stars with the 1960s Space Age aesthetic

The most sought after interior style of today must be the eclectic style. A strong desire for authentic, meaningful interiors takes us on a journey around the globe, but also back to the past where we seek guidance and inspiration from the once popular furniture pieces and design styles. Our desperate quest for optimism and self-expression is bringing to focus the Space Age aesthetic to remind us of a time, not so long ago, when the sky was not the limit.

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!

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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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Take your interior to the dark side: three inspiring reasons to use deep colour at home

Did you ever open a magazine to be greeted by a stunning interior characterised by the use of dark colours? It’s a bold design move, easy to admire and then to immediately dismiss as impossible in our own homes. Well, as the saying goes: high risk equals high gain. Here’s why.

Don’t think we can forge a link between the Ancient Greeks and vintage furniture? Try us.

Some say that ‘you snooze, you lose’. We suspect that those blessed enough to own a daybed probably disagree. At heart a functional piece of furniture, this humble design has chartered the annals of history, originating way back in the world of Ancient Greece! Discover this wonderful collection of vintage daybeds.

The land of nod beckons: the most beautiful vintage bed frames on Vinterior

Vintage and antique bed frames are built to last so banish all thoughts of a flimsy modern mass produced model! From antique mahogany frames to industrial cast iron models and sleek mid century designs, there is a unique bed frame for every budget, lifestyle and taste.

Maximalist Scandinavians… is there really such a thing? Reader, you better be-leaf it.

Scandinavian folk design is bursting with joyful colour, prints and motifs inspired by the natural world. Enjoy reading about how the Larsson artists helped to further the love of folk design in interiors and discover an array of stunning folk antique furniture.

We hear from the designer behind the magical Ballynahinch Castle Hotel in West Ireland

You won’t find a more beautiful location for the historical Ballynahinch Castle Hotel. One of Ireland’s finest luxury castles, it’s set in the heart of the 12 Bens Mountain range along the world famous Wild Atlantic Way. With stunning views of rivers, forests and mountains, it’s not hard to see why so many of the hotel’s visitors return on a regular basis to take in the surroundings.

Style it dark: how to avoid feeling intimidated by darker wood and tips to make it look fabulous!

Darker woods, whether natural or stained, are not always the obvious choice. Some may feel that dark wood is too austere or formal. This isn’t always the case! Wood is a wonderful, natural material to introduce into the home and its beauty lies in the limitless variety of tone and texture. An interior only starts to look bland when this tonality of woods is unvaried and all looks the same. Learn how to anchor the space with touches of darker wood here and there.