At home with Tess

At home with Tess

We talked vintage with Tess who is renovating her beautiful Georgian home in East London.

How would you describe your interiors style?

We have a very eclectic house. I use a lot of colour in furniture and home accessories, and I love using wooden furniture throughout our home. Comfort and practicality definitely supersedes everything so I think about the function of a room before choosing pieces for it.

How do you use vintage in your home?

Every room has vintage pieces in it, and I always check vintage sources before looking at new pieces. Vintage is great for big ticket items like tables and chairs - I recently bought a vintage club chair and had it recovered, so we like to do a lot of upcycling too.

What do you love most about buying vintage?

I love that vintage inspires ideas that I would have never thought of before. I love scrolling on Instagram and coming across a new shape of side table, or a collection of candlesticks that I would never have thought of for a space that would work perfectly somewhere in our home.

Photography by Pistachio Terrace

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