Lynda Reeves and Suzanne Dimma share their thoughts on the edgy, chipped and deconstructed aspect of new vintage decorating, as well as the soft, layered aesthetic of the new modern look. Discover which furniture, accessories, fabrics and wall treatments allow you to get these 2011 looks in an affordable, achievable way. Learn how to add a punch of colour and style to cutlery and glassware with a DIY dip project. Plus, try a budget-chic bathroom update with advice from design editor Cameron MacNeil. A splash of paint, a new vanity, mirror and shower curtain and voilà: modern bathroom style.
The New Vintage Look: Room design, John Derian Company. Chair: Boo Boo & Lefty, Toronto (416) 929-2223. Plate: Anthropologie. Bedding: Ikea, call 1-866-866-IKEA. Lamp: John Derian Company, as above. Print: Condé Nast Store (online only). Dresser: Angus & Company, Toronto (416) 537-4104.
The New Modern Look: Room design, Brad Ford, Brad Ford ID, New York (212) 352-9616. Vase: Pier 1 Imports, call 1-800-245-4595. Sofa: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, call 1-800-789-5401. Pillows: Elte, Toronto (416)
785-7885, 1-888-276-3583. Floor pillow: Crate & Barrel, call 1-888-657-4108. Desk: West Elm, call 1-877-451-9519.