Decorating with Vintage Charm

We all need a little retail therapy, right?     Manufacturing new furniture during Covid-19 has slowed down.    However, I have been  sourcing online for some wonderful things to make home feel cozy and gathered while supporting local small business.  Decorating with vintage and new pieces creates a collected room.  There are many designer shops with inventory that could use support.  Shop local and stay safe.   Below are a few pieces I love sourced online and from local vendors.

Something old some thing new

See something you like?  Contact me via email @hudsonvalleydesigner@gmail.com

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Design Musing: European Design

Spending more time at home is creating a to-do-list of projects to finish and start for many during Covid -19.  Thinking of designing a room, remember trends come and go.  Good design is timeless, however.    Case in point,  French country style.

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Come along and let’s go design musing.

Love the simple elegance of tone on tone.

Perfect gift  for Valentine’s Day.
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vintage chandelier

Vintage French Chandelier – Currently on Sale – Contact for pricing.

Baroque wall mirror

A fabulous mirror is a must …. and if it’s a vintage mirror …

you know I love vintage.

Vntage mirrors available – contact for inquiry.

Disclosure:  I receive a commission on vintage items.  All opinions are my own.

gold mirror with sconces

Furniture upholstered in luxe fabrics and window treatments.

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A favorite at Colefax and Fowler.  What’s your design muse?

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Make Your Own Sunshine

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There is one thing I do for myself weekly.  It’s not an expensive purchase … although it could be.   Here is a clue, I grown it at home.

pink peonies and cowan tout fabric

It needs sunshine.    Are you following?   It shifts my mindset to happy, sunny days.

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Yes, flowers!   I must have blooms or a plant … something alive that wakens the senses.

Flowers are magical, don’t you think?    On cold winter days when there is little sunshine,  fresh flowers, a single rose or a green branch, really brings me a sense of peace and joy helping me make a fresh start during January.  Don’t wait for something good to come your way.  Go find that something.  It’s out there waiting for you.

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I think Campbell agrees.

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Walk your way to a fresh start

Happy Monday!

Starting January with a New Year reset.  If you are looking for a shift in energy, you are not alone.

I find walking outdoors helps me connect to nature and feel more calm.   Taking a deep breath, getting outside for fresh air and counting our blessings will help our mind set.  Tomorrow, I will be sharing more ways to make a fresh start during January.

Here is a  fun and easy walk in Vernon, NJ.  Want to share a picture of your walk?  Follow me on Instagram @idhomedecor  Tag your photos: #freshstart2021 Remember we are stronger together.

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Happy New Year 2021

From our home to yours, wishing you a
Healthy and Happy New Year!

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Autumn At Home

Hello Autumn

Hello friends,

We continue to stay home during Covid-19 and following the science.   Hope you are staying safe and finding ways to stay positive and creative during this difficult time.

Autumn is in full bloom in the hudson valley.  We feel blessed to be healthy and finding refuge at home.   While apple picking season has ended and pumpkin fields are getting empty there are plenty of  country roads to enjoy the foliage.

Do get outside and enjoy the fresh country air.

I’m working on a new project and some holiday fun! Stay tune for more.


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Summer Is Not Over Yet!

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Hanging on to summer!  Hope your Labor Day was a good one.

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One Room Challenge Guest Participant Week 8 – Mudroom Makeover

Hello!

Things are looking up!   We made it to Phase 3 of the Covid-19 opening.   There have been so many challenges during the past eight weeks.   It has been a slow process and at times I thought it would be a few more weeks before we could get back to some kind of normal.

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I ventured out to source lighting.   We are pushing on to complete the sink portion of the mudroom makeover.

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Pyne Hollyhock Schumacher  white paint collection

Head  over to Week Eight of the One Room Challenge and enjoy the reveals of many hardworking bloggers and designers.    You’ll find tips, products and plenty of inspiration for your next project.

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One Room Challenge Guest Participant Week 7 – Mudroom Makeover

As we start summer and end the longest day of the year,  summer solstice,  I’m excited to provide an update for week 7 of the One Room Challenge.

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This week I took a drive to the marble supplier in Newburgh, NY.   I also decided on using a farmhouse sink and shaker style cabinets for my mudroom project.

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The ever ending cleaning  in the mudroom and keeping up with the household continues.   Now that the orders have been placed, I’m feeling better.  Looking forward to more progress this week.

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Week 5 & 6 – One Room Challenge Guest Participant – Mudroom Makeover

Hello All,

We took Week 5  for a time to reflection.   #Black Lives Matter

One Room Challenge  Week Six has been a slow go here.   The good news is New York has moved to phase 2 during the Covid-19.  Construction businesses are open.

I’ll be back for Week 7.  Thank you!

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