We love Christmas. 'Tis the season for celebrating the birth of Christ and DECORATING! I will also accept being with family, White Christmas sing-a-longs while gift-wrapping, and eating too many ginger snaps. My every waking moments leading up to Christmas day are spent being utterly creative and... maybe a little over the top. Definitely. This year, Rehabitat took inspiration from an amazingly creative source and family member, Handmaden. This advent calendar reminds us of the peace, joy, and purpose of the season, and BONUS it's also pretty. Here's our versions.
Emily loves to shop, and I love NY, so we can't stop ourselves from spending a sunny afternoon pointing, poking, and trawling through, not only the flea market, but also the new york home tradeshow. Called "antiquing" 30 years ago, we found some great vintage trends at Brooklyn Flea that would add style, pop and personality to any room.
Curiously, at the trade show, we noticed "new" vintage inspired designs that could have been straight out of the flea markets and vintage shops. Vintage is hot, as it should be, and we're thankful that good designs of the past never go out of fashion. One man's trash is another man's treasure, and yet another's new purchase, as you can see.
You all know how much we love vintage finds. And if you don't, well lemme tell you...we do. Why buy new when the used often has so much more to offer? Uniqueness, extra-love, personality, a good story... and yes, "I found it on craigslist" counts because it still makes all your friends jealous.
As of late, I've especially been having a visual affair with my rattan furniture loves. And yes, I even mean that Florida 70's living room sofa set with the palm frond upholstery rattan. RELAX! In moderation, of course. For those who are interested in a pop of curiosity, rattan is an organic material that plays nicely with others, adding texture and interest to your space. Both used and new are great options. And painted doesn't hurt either! See below for visual proof!
1970's Rattan Peacock Chair | Etsy, Franco Albini Rattan Stool | Etsy, Vintage Rattan Side Table | Etsy, Italian Rattan Bar Cart | Etsy, White Albini Style Rattan Chair | Etsy, Pair of Rattan Mirrors | 1stdibs, Vintage Baker Rattan Sofa | Etsy, Serena & Lily Hennie Chair, Serena & Lily Hanging Chair, Franco Albini Rattan Stools | 1stdibs, Rattan Peacock Chair | 1stdibs, White Rattan Stool | Etsy
Our revive box client is anxious to get going on her new home; she just needed a jumpstart to get her over the hump of "move-in angst"! Wanting to bring a bit of bohemian brooklyn to the 'burbs, we kept her light-filled room bright, sunny and cheerful. We can't wait to see the finished product!
To see more of what our rehab boxes include, click here!
You know those conversations that begin with "when I win the lottery"? Well, I would own a vintage home shop where I wouldn't be concerned about making a living or collecting junk in my already filled apartment (because of course I would have a huge warehouse where I could store an unlimited amount of antique goods and fix things up as I so desire- my own Home Depot, if you will. Also I will need a truck for traveling the country. And did I mention everything will be free? For the good of your homes!)
In the meantime, we'll just continue to enjoy it as a hobby. And if you see something you like, let us know and we'll source it for you! (Just shoot us an email. Rehabitatdesign@gmail.com)
We should all have a story - a little place in our home that brings us joy. A "moment", as they say in the trade, is a display or gathering of objects that tells a story, and shows your personality.
This one tells of a couple's love of collecting vintage, their talent in the arts, their good eye for flea market finds, their humor. Choose a little spot, and think outside the box! (the symmetrical box, that is) Think of creating steps; levels that move your eye up and up and up . . . and leave you with a smile.
Do you have a story? We would love to see. Send us a picture of your "moment" so we can feature it. Don't have one yet? We can help with that too! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org