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I came across this gorgeous apartment living room in the latest Lonny. It belongs to a hip, young New Yorker, but is filled with grandma’s cast offs! I think this is a good lesson in using what you might have inherited, or even things you find at thrift shops. One look at this pad and you realize — granny’s got style!

Photo Blog March 8 New Vintage Style Living Room Lonny Sofa

Here’s an old-school sofa reinvented with neutral, modern (and casual) fabric. Some people might take this curvy sofa and go all girly glam on it, but I appreciate this more sober and effortless approach. The putty-meets-brown fabric takes the formality down a few notches.

Photo Blog March 8 New Vintage Style Drapes

Oh my gosh, I love those window treatments. This photo stopped me in my tracks, because the windows look so dang good. I never thought I’d love such traditional and almost stuffy window treatments, but I do! The colour is to die for and their relaxed slouchiness is yummmmmmmmm! Note the equally grandma chairs with tufting and caning.

Photo Blog March 8 New Vintage Style Photos

And what could be more grandma than having a ledge stuffed with family photos?! This is the epitome of old school, and I love it!!! Must recreate this in my house.

There are a few elements in this apartment that keep it from being straight-up traditional and keep it young, fresh, and hip. Why not pick some of these items up to layer in with your old-school finds?

Photo Blog March 8 New Vintage Style Cushions

This Madeline Weinrib ikat cushion (left) is luscious in raspberry and wakes up an antique sofa. For the affordable version, head over to Luna Bazaar for this almost dirt-cheap version (right). Raspberry and coral — nice!

Photo Blog March 8 New Vintage Style Zebra Print

A little zebra print never hurt anyone, and you can see how it adds a little edginess to the living room above. This bench from Oly Studio is perfect with its sculptural and minimal metal base. For the affordable version, why not throw this zebra-printed hide down under your traditional coffee table? Here in Toronto, we like Perfect Leather, just down the street from the House & Home offices. Their prices are fantastic!

Photo Blog March 8 New Vintage Style Photo Frames

For your modern picture ledge, mix in lots of silver frames for a timeless look. Pottery Barn has a great selection, and HomeSense has tons, too!

Photo Blog March 8 New Vintage Style Golden Girls

See, I told you grandma’s got style!

For more vintage style tips, check out our Top 10 Flea-Market Finds.

Photo credits:
1-3. Lonny
4a. Madeline Weinrib
4b. Luna Bazaar
5a. Oly Studio
5b. Modern Dose
6a. Pottery Barn
6b. Pottery Barn
7. Flickr.com

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