1.30.2017

Give Your Décor INSTANT Character With Vintage Finds


While my husband was away on business, Chief and I spent a couple of days with Cindy Hattersley of Rough Luxe at her home on the California Central Coast.  Staying in her beautiful home reminds you of the importance of adding antique and vintage pieces for a "layered textured look."

Look at Cindy's collection of jugs.  Can you see Beau resting in the sun?
This is where Chief and I slept.  The crisp white walls look great against the darker beams.

Cindy and her husband, Steve, built this California ranch style home and raised their children here.
Chief looks a bit worn out from keeping up with Beau!  
Cindy uses vintage linens on the bed.

We stopped for a nice glass of wine at Farmers Union Pour House in downtown Salinas.  It's owned by Cindy's son and daughter-in-law.  Cindy designed it and it has her cool vintage/industrial stamp on it.  Stop in when you are in the area!

The next day, we headed to the Santa Cruz area where Cindy showed me some of her favorite haunts like Wisteria Antiques.  


 This place is so jammed packed with new and vintage finds...you really need to walk through all the rooms twice...or three times!  

We had a delicious Mexican lunch at  The Haute Enchilada.
I like how they served three kinds of soup in espresso cups...really good!    This idea would be fun to copy.
 We stopped in at an antique store on Center Street in Aptos, CA.  I'm still thinking about this ironstone soup tureen.  It would make a great dining room table centerpiece.  Again...with that "not massed produced", but vintage feel.
 These pages from an old font book would be charming in a baby or toddler's room.  I wish we had had more time to explore Aptos...but now I know that this area is a good meeting place between Salinas and San Francisco.  So, Cindy and I can meet here again!
Thanks, Cindy and Steve for a fun time!
Do you seek out vintage pieces from flea markets, Craigslist or family hand-me-downs to give your home a layered, interesting look?

31 comments:

  1. I love this look! One of my goals for this year is to acquire projects where I can layer in more antiques and vintage pieces. There's so much value and personality to be gained. You both look great and would love to meet you both in person some day!

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    1. I know, Carla! We will have to make a point of meeting someday!!

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  2. Love, love, love her home and style and wish I lived out there close to y'all. What a fun time we would have shopping together!

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  3. Don't you two—four if you count Chief and Beau—look spiffy! I think Cindy's style is personal and full of life. When a space is filled with life—and with antiques, many lives before—there is a depth and sense of ease that can't be achieved any other way. I also enjoy a splash of industrial. I hope that Pour is a terrific success. It looks fabulous...and soup trio is making me want to lick my computer screen.

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  4. I love the charm and character that vintage pieces add to any space. Absolutely adore Cindy's home and "your room" is beautiful. The colors are so fresh and inviting! Followed you two on instagram and it looked like such a fun weekend!

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  5. i love cindy's home! it's warm and collected and charming. what a fun time you two must have enjoyed. and that industrial restaurant looks chic. i'm crazy about vintage, partly because i'm frugal, but mostly because of the age, backstories, and character. loving the way those jugs are displayed and doing my best not to type NICE JUGS...oops. i find it very therapeutic to shop the antique mall and my local haunts. beautiful post, mary anne!! xox

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  6. May Ann, thanks so much for sharing scenes from Cindy's wonderful and inviting home that even she has not shared. I've stayed in her lovely lake home and can only imagine how perfect her full time residence must be, as she is such a talented designer. I love the use of vintage finds and in fact have been a mission for the perfect vintage items to use in my current fixer-upper. In fact I recently did a blog post on my favorite vintage design source here in Southern California. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. I missed that post, Celia! I have to hop over and do some reviewing.

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  7. What a fun weekend you must have had, shame you're both 13 hours away by plane!! I totally agree with layering antique and vintage finds with more contemporary pieces, it keeps things fresh and creates a very personal, interesting look that I personally love. Cindy's home is as lovely as I thought it would be.

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  8. what a blast! cindy has killer taste & is such fun.....and she raves about you.
    J E A L O U S!
    xx
    debra

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    1. She is a lot of fun...and we are so relaxed together :)

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  9. We are all over vintage and antiques. Great quality--solid wood, nothing like what you get today. So much workmanship. And you don't see the same thing over and over everywhere.
    You are killing me with the Mexican restaurant. Real Mexican food is the thing I miss most about the U.S.

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    1. Ha! We all missed Mexican food so much when we lived in Paris!

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  10. Hi Mary Ann,
    WOW...how fabulous is Cindy's house? But then I knew it was just because their home in Paso Robles is so beautiful. She's just like you in that she has that certain something of a magical touch that turns a room into
    a bit of heaven on earth! Sure looks like you had a wonderful time and I'd love to check out those shops!
    Thank you both for always inspiring me!
    xoxo Gail

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  11. Auctions are also a great place to score antique/vintage pieces to add instant character to a new home. I recently won a one-of-a-kind vintage dining room table for the house we're building. It was less than $375, including the gas to pick it up!

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  12. This is my favorite look---it always makes a home look lived in and says a little about a persons interests. What a fun getaway. I love your and Cindy's blogs (and homes).
    xo,
    Karne

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  13. LOL...I don't have to "seek them out"....they just find me :^) I guess it is because I AM vintage!!
    Cindy's home is lovely...now I have to go and check out her blog! Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    J

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  14. What a fabulous house! I love every inch of it! So glad you two had so much fun!

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  15. Looks like you had fun! I adore Cindy's home! Her guest bedroom is so perfect with every detail---the ticking stripe bed skirts, the trays on the wall, the pillows and rug--love! And her living room is one of my all time favorites. I adore how she mixes in antiques. And a big bowls of apples, perfect!

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  16. Gee if only my home were as perfect as portrayed! I am glad you didn't take any pics of my messy office!!Seeing that soup again makes me want to head back over there! It really is our favorite restaurant in the area. I had so much fun with you. We need to do it more often. Shall we get together for the winter market?

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    1. Dear Cindy and Steve,
      You are very dear Hoosier friends with wonderful taste and class!
      Love,
      J & B






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  17. so jealous!!!! I want to come with my dog!!!! ;) love her house. those beams in the hall are so gorgeous!

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    1. Cindy's place is definitely dog friendly, Joni!

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  18. So fun, fun!!! Cindy's home is so warm and inviting. love that it is a home that looks like it took decades to curate into this lovely, warm environment. I think older pieces and a touch of antiques always give a home a warm and inviting look. Thank you for taking us along!!

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  19. Great post, Mary Ann. Yes, we have a lot of vintage and some antique pieces mixed into our decor, which I describe as eclectic. I love hunting antiques stores and antiques malls for bargains. We own an early 1920's bungalow and old things feel right in this house. But I love new things too! It's that mix that makes things interesting.

    Cindy's home is a great example of that. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to see some photos of Chief and his buddy together!
    Claudia

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  20. You two are so darn adorable, how fun that you're able to get together! I've always loved Cindy's timeless, collected style, her home and property are so charming!

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  21. What a gorgeous home! Wisteria is supposed to be wonderful too. On the list! Thanks for sharing!

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