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How to Style Warm Metals and Indigo Using Vintage Pieces

So you may remember reading our blog post, ‘How to Style a Contemporary Home with Vintage Pieces’  which was the first in a three part series for Period Living Magazine.  Well, we’re back with the second instalment and this time we’re looking at how to style and integrate two current interiors trends into your home using vintage items: warm metals and indigo.

Here’s a little taster:

How to Style Indigo Interiors Using Vintage- Audenza

Indigo interiors

This wall colour is Basalt by Little Greene and it makes a fabulous backdrop for a collection of vintage china and accessories. These plates belonged to my grandmother and I love to display them but I don’t want my sitting room looking like granny’s front room so a backdrop of inky blue gives them a contemporary look and perfectly combines vintage and new for a personal and unique home.

Tips for styling indigo pieces:

  1. Vintage blue china, from plates to bowls, cups and saucers and teapots can be picked up quite cheaply at charity shops and vintage emporiums.
  2. The beauty is in the pattern and shape – mix up designs to give greater contrast and excitement.
  3. House plants are very on trend and soft greens look fabulous against indigo. So add some foliage with ferns and ‘mind your own business’ to soften and contrast.
  4. Mix in some warm metals to give a glow and vibrancy to the scheme.
  5. Think about adding a touch of the quirky like this cheeky budgie to give an eclectic look.


How to Style Warm Metals in Your Home Using Vintage- Audenza

Hollie x

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How to Style Warm Metals and Indigo Using Vintage Pieces

Photography: Amelia Brooks/ Styling: Jacqui and Amelia Brooks




4 replies to “How to Style Warm Metals and Indigo Using Vintage Pieces”

  1. Karolina says:

    Great tips. Loving the basalt paint as a backdrop! Such a beautiful colour. Elegant, chic and timeless! Great post.

    • Thanks so much, Karolina! Basalt seems to change quite dramatically with the light- it gives the room a completely different feel at different times of the day. Glad you enjoyed the post!

  2. Afa says:

    Basalt is lovely, but I went for Hick’s blue in my dining room, best decision I’ve ever made! Looks great with green plants against it, and touches of brass and marble. Just looking for the perfect vintage chandelier…

    • Hollie@MiaFleur says:

      Thanks so much for your comment, Afa :). We’re contemplating Hicks Blue in our living room actually- it’s a gorgeous colour. Great to hear you’re so pleased with it- you’re right, it’s such a fab colour as a backdrop for the current trends. Good luck with your vintage chandelier hunt!

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