• Home Decor

    Scandi Modern: Balanced Simple Style

    We Americans are known for perpetually chasing after a “balanced” lifestyle, but the Scandinavians, Danes, Fins, Icelandics, Norwegians and Swedes just do it. There is a word in Swedish: Lagom (pronounced [ˈlɑ̀ːɡɔm])  meaning “just the right amount”. The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as “enough, sufficient, adequate, just right”. Lagom is also widely translated as “in moderation”, “in balance”, “perfect-simple”, and “suitable” (in matter of amounts). Room photos (above and below) courtesy of New York Cottages & Gardens Magazine French Wooden Boot Lasts // Botanical Frame Set Metlox Aztec Tumbler // Bianco Dining Chair // Adjustable Task Light A beautiful Scandinavian approach to life and design, will make its way from our daily schedules to our bedrooms, where “conscious…

  • Deck the Halls
    Gift Guides,  Home Decor

    Wishing You a Cozy Vintage Winter Holiday

    In every imagination there’s a holiday like this: a secluded peaceful getaway, a fireplace, a tree filled with ornaments, a kitchen filled with the aromas of holiday meals, quiet laughter, good times shared. We at the shops of the Vintage and Main Collective wish you all this; and we particularly wish you a holiday that’s full of vintage – from gift giving to décor – to make the vision in your imagination come true. For Him Letter Clip // Movie Camera // Decanters // Boxing Manual For the Foodie: Kitchen & Dining Cream Whipper // Holiday Dining Table // Gingerbread Men Airline China Plates Egg Basket // Copper Pot // Tea Set //…

  • Jane Ormsby Gore's Country Home
    Home Decor

    English Country House Redoux

    The English have always had panache for comfort and understated style, be it in a Mitford Sisters drawing room or a less than grand ruined country cottage, certain elements and style prevail. Color! Light! Remnants of a life well lived and traveled seem to fill the nooks and crannies of an Englishman’s home or this case an English Woman’s! Though ‘English country house style’ has never been exclusively English, was perfected by an American, and pops up in Clapham nearly as often as in the Cotswolds, its decorative tropes are instantly recognizable: a mix of antique furnishings, at least one capacious sofa with a generous serving of cushions, rugs, table lamps…

  • Fall Collage
    Everything Else Vintage,  Gift Guides

    Layers of Fall

    The season changes, becomes quieter. Nature transforms with deep, rich colors. Light changes, shadows play. Layers – of texture, of clothing, of aromas and tastes – complex and beckoning. These are just a few of our favorite adornments, for the person and home. Cabbage Leaf Majolica Platter // 1920s Tweed Wool CapeHand Poured Soy Candle // Cozy Fireplace Photos Blue Gray Pumpkins // Vintage Sugar MoldLarge Brass Deer Candle Holders // French Aperitif Glasses Vintage Stoneware Mixing Bowl // Navajo Wool Rug BlanketAntique Spice Tins // Handmade Pumpkin Patch Pillow Cover Vintage Lakeside Oil Painting // Pine Cone NecklaceAutumn Nature Photography // Mid Century Glass Mushroom Handmade Farmhouse Wreath // Pea…

  • Vintage Urban Chic
    Fashion,  Home Decor

    Urban Chic Vintage Style

    Vintage urban chic. A nod to the industrial, the rough edges. Designed for function, the simplicity and minimalism have struck a chord; perhaps they speak to our inherent history in the same way that farmhouse style resonates. And even though not all of us are lucky enough to live in a restored textile mill or industrial loft, putting together the elements of the look adds a clean, sleek dimension to your home, both modern and worn. Eclectic Industrial Style // Postal Bin Vintage Faucet // Industrial Poster // Game Wheel Grass Wall // Vintage Stencil Bottle Drying Rack // Tribeca Loft // Tin Strainer Wire Office Basket // Vintage Canister Set Folding…

  • lucy in fur
    Everything Else Vintage,  Home Decor

    We Still Love Lucy

    I Love Lucy re-runs are the television equivalent of a hug. Whenever you are lucky enough to catch an episode, you can’t help but feel comforted and happy. Photo Credit Though, as time goes by, we feel more and more sympathy for poor Ethel Mertz. They owned an Upper East Side apartment building, yet she had to put up with Fred’s tightwad misery and occasional jabs about her frumpiness. Sigh. The Mid Century Design craze might just owe its renaissance to a generation that grew up on the nostalgia from the 1950’s. Starting off with French Provincial and then Chinese Modern which turned into the later sleek industrial techie design of…