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Celebrations Big and Small and Lucky!

Happy Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Welcome to The Vintage Kitchen and the new re-design of the blog! Today is definitely a cause for celebration around here both for the festive holiday and for the bevy of changes occurring around this place.  1,302 more words

Martinique Palm Print

While always ubiquitous, the palm print is seemingly EVERYWHERE this season. What’s the deal?

This print, and versions of it, have a storied history. Perhaps most notoriously, … 142 more words


Dorothy Draper The Queen Of Decorating

Dorothy Draper (November 22, 1889 – March 11, 1969) was an American interior decorator. Stylistically very anti-minimalist, she would use bright, exuberant colors and large prints that would encompass whole walls. 372 more words


An Introduction to Hollywood Regency Design - Part II

In Part I of this post, we discussed a definition of Hollywood Regency design and its history. A racier definition if you’ve not read Part I, was provided in a 2005 LA Times article where the author describes Hollywood Regency as a “promiscuous mix of Georgian, Federal, and Second Empire flourishes.” True or not, it sure sounds exciting, and these interiors really can be exciting. 1,424 more words

Interior Design

An Introduction to Hollywood Regency Design - Part I

The purpose of this post is to begin an exploration of the style we now refer to as Hollywood Regency.  We’ll start with its roots, the design principles, social environment, and interior designers who initially popularized the style during Hollywood’s golden age. 806 more words

Interior Design

Good morning, Dorothy

I should start as I mean to continue, with a few rooms by one of my interiors heroes, Ms Dorothy Draper. I love how she uses colour, and how she creates such an instantly recognisable tableau. 29 more words