Quick Reads

Patina Is The Newest Vintage Trend

Patina has become something of a buzzword in various areas of the vintage universe. Saxon Durrant talks about this phenomenon that is taking vintage-lovers by storm.

2017-08-25 00:00:37By Saxon Durrant

Hints & Tips

What Is The Difference Between Mid Century Modern and Scandi?

Joel Poole is an expert dealer of Mid Century Modern furniture. Today, he sheds some light on the difference between Mid Century Modern and Scandi.

2017-08-18 00:00:59By Joel Poole

Inspiration

Colour Pop: 13 Ways to Add Green to Your Home

Next in our Colour Pop series is the colour green! Here at Preloved, we have collated a set of images which we think will convince you add green to your home. What, you don't believe us? Click through!

2017-05-18 00:00:35By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

15 Wonderous Ways of Repurposing a Window

Can you repurpose a window? Into something that doesn't serve the purpose of a window, though? Nowadays, windows in old houses are one of the key features to update as they don't tend to insulate well, thus adding to your gas bill. Click through to see 15 ingenious ways of repurposing a window.

2017-03-13 00:00:56By Natalie Reynolds

Local & Community

Preloved Member: A Tiny Back Yard with Heaps of Character

Sally's love of gardening grew as soon as she bought her first house in her early 20s. Although she dreams of a large garden, she has a tiny back yard which she has filled with plants and vintage finds. Where would you put plates to decorate? Click through to find out!

2017-03-04 00:00:33By Sally Crossley

Quick Reads

Brand Spotlight: Laura Ashley

Most of us associate the brand Laura Ashley with flower prints and country-chic style. However, that hasn’t always been the case, and the Laura Ashley trajectory is a very interesting one. It is fascinating to look back at how the lives and challenges of Bernard and Laura Ashley directly affected the designs of the brand, and how their personal beliefs shaped the ethos of the brand.

2017-01-14 00:00:26By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

11 Ways To Repurpose a Crib

Cribs are one of those items of furniture that serves its purpose for a limited amount of time. Once your children have outgrown them, they generally cannot fulfil another function; cue the repurposed crib.

2016-12-30 00:00:18By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

British Institutionalised Furniture

British institutionalised furniture produced in the 1950s and 1960s is truly something to feel proud of! The quantities that have survived to emerge on the vintage furniture scene are testament to the quality of both material and manufacturing processes, not to forget the classic forms created by mostly anonymous designers. Dealer Saxon Durrant tells us all about it.

2016-11-11 00:00:44By Saxon Durrant

Inspiration

Trends Through the Decades: 1950s Fashion

The 1950s saw a surge in individuality and freedom. While the adults got to grips with A line, H line and what the Rat Pack wore, teenagers found their own way of expression thanks to rock'n'roll and Teddy Boys. Keep on reading to discover more!

2016-10-02 00:00:50By Natalie Reynolds

Local & Community

Preloved Member - Restoring Furniture

Emma is a Preloved member who restores and upcycles items of furniture. In light of Restoration Day, we asked her to talk about how she chooses her projects, where she finds inspiration and what restoration means to her.

2016-08-18 00:00:24By Emma Haddock