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If you can’t already tell, I am a designer who loves modern style.  I absolutely love modern interiors and decor, but one thing I don’t like is a modern home without soul. Even the most modern homes need pieces that will soften the space, make it feel warm and lived in.

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One way to do this is to bring in something not-so-modern, like vintage textiles. Today, whether you’re shopping at Pottery Barn or an indie shop, special collections of vintage textiles are popping up everywhere. It’s all about that lived global experience that people are desiring – pieces that tell the story of where you’ve been, and even where you’re dreaming of going. Here are some absolutely beautiful ways to bring the vintage textiles trend home.

On a Design Sponge house tour, homeowner Paige Morse hung a vintage embroidered wedding cloth as a piece of art in her home. It’s such a lovely way to bring in color, pattern and warmth.

You can find beautiful vintage cloth like the one Paige has by sourcing antique quilts. This collection was featured in Country Living. Scouring flea markets can help you discover remnants of quilts, ticking, and fabric that you can turn into your own work of art.

There are also some fantastic online boutiques that offer one-of-a-kind vintage textiles. Check out Mela & Roam. I discovered this online store while roaming the net, and completely fell in love with this Vintage Kantha Throw. The colors are just amazing.

Vintage textile pieces, like pillows, can be mixed and matched to bring color and pattern home. In this child’s bedroom featured in Domino the mix of vintage textiles really make the space.

At Pottery Barn, Kantha-inspired pillows covers can be found. Mixing a few patterns together can create a global look.

My favorite way to bring vintage pieces home is through rugs. I absolutely love this image from Domino that showcases the idea of layering vintage rugs. You can put together rugs that have been discovered over time, creating a warm and cozy vibe.

ABC Carpet & Home is the perfect resource for vintage and antique rugs. Their vintage rugs are so distinctive with unique colors and patterns, making these pieces more than just rugs, but works of art.

Do you have any vintage textiles that you’ve been collecting over the years? How do you use them in your home? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments section below.


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