Make Vintage Modern

Designer Blair Gordon tells us how he gave a vintage Key West cottage some modern style.

Stick with Faded Shades
Photographer: Annie Schlechter

Stick with Faded Shades

A warm palette of cream, beige, and taupe is a natural fit for the living room's vintage style. Geometric shapes, such as honeycomb pattern on the throw pillows or the trellis motif on the rug, add a graphic punch to the muted palette. A range of textures, from the woven blinds to the brass lamp to the lacquered coffee table, also enlivens the space.

Rug: calypsostbarth.com. Window shades: blindsgalore.com. Pillow fabric: China Seas. Mirror and coffee table: Vintage.

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