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Required Reading “Style Me Vintage: Home” by Keeley Harris

The term vintage, originally used to describe good wine and cars, soon came to describe fashion and music from previous decades, and is nowadays synonymous with high quality and classic design, becoming almost omnipresent in fashion magazines worldwide. But unlike clothing, vintage furniture doesn’t need to fit you – everyone can buy it – and you cannot simply find it just anywhere.

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Perhaps this is why the new book of the Style Me Vintage series is dedicated to interior design. More likely, vintage expert Keeley Harris wanted to publish a book to guide anyone who’s interested in finding and mixing original vintage homewares, avoiding off-the-peg, flat pack living while creating a personalized home. This book is truly a must have for every retro and vintage lover. In Style Me Vintage: Home, Harris shares practical tips and ideas on how to style your rooms according to your favourite decade, whether it’s the roaring twenties or the hippie culture of the 1970s. Author and vintage store owner Harris gently brushes the six decades in between and highlights the eras’ key influences as well as their decorative styles and must haves.

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Everyone who reads the book or even just browses through their favourite decade will immediately feel the need to go out hunting for new vintage pieces – and will know where to look for them thanks to the detailed tips guiding you through the key rooms of the home. And as if that wasn’t enough, Style me Vintage: Home is beautifully illustrated with photographs to show how other homeowners have made vintage work for them. The icing on the cake is the shopping tips in the final section of the book.

 

Don’t expect an in-depth history book or price guide. Rather see the book as it is – a source of inspiration with practical tips for buying, restoring, displaying and living with vintage homewares. It’s not overstating it to say that Keeley Harris’ guidebook is a must for every vintage fan’s bookshelf.

 

ABOUT

Keeley Harris is a vintage store owner and event organiser, specialising in vintage fairs, who can be found online under the web name Discover Vintage. Her passion for vintage homewares started early, when her antique dealer father took her around the UK as a young girl sourcing and selling antiques. She is frequently asked to write about vintage interior styling and her work has appeared in several magazines.

Take part in the sweepstake and win the book “Style Me Vintage: Home” by Keeley Harris!

How? Just write us an e-mail at social-media@meininger-hotels.com until the 30th September and explain to us why you should win the book! Good luck!

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