Inspiration

15 Wonderous Ways of Repurposing a Window

Can you repurpose a window? In 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

The institutional furniture produced in Britain 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

Local & Community

Preloved Piano: John Broadwood & Sons

Preloved member, Stuart, tells us all about an extremely rare and interesting item he has for sale on Preloved.

2016-03-17 10:51:47By Stuart

Local & Community

Vintage Wedding for Preloved Member

When Preloved member Kirsty Stevenson set about planning her wedding she was determined to give it some vintage romance. "I researched the internet and bridal magazines relentlessly for months. I fell in love with the idea of having a vintage themed wedding almost instantly."

2016-03-11 09:24:22By Liv Serrage

Quick Reads

Movie Memorabilia: Alan Bennett's Lady in the Van

One-off, unique items pop up on Preloved all the time. But occasionally, we get some items that are extra special. Read on to find out all about the extra special item we've got...

2016-02-28 16:58:59By Adele Gardner