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The Best Vintage-Inspired Home Decor and Furniture

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As any good designer will tell you, one of the best (and easiest) ways to give your home space more character is to design it with a vintage-inspired flair in mind. Sure, contemporary furniture can complete your house with a more modern touch — but a truly great piece of antique-looking furniture or decor can warm up even the most minimalist room, all while incorporating a more charming, nostalgic essence.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to visit your local flea market or antique store to find some seriously cute vintage furniture. In fact, with cottagecore and other romantic styles emerging among this year’s biggest home-design trends, many major retailers are tapping

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Collect what you crush on and create a soulful home, says Cynthia Zamaria

Cynthia Zamaria has a passion for reviving forgotten homes and gardens.

The Toronto home and garden creative advocates for a trendless approach to home decor that embraces vintage and preloved pieces with a story. Whether it’s a milk glass vase found at an antique market or hand-me-down heirlooms from family or friends, timeless doesn’t mean boring, said Zamaria.

“Items older than we are or have been in the hands of others are often of great quality and character,” she said. “Integrated thoughtfully, patinated pieces contribute to the individuality of the space. There’s nothing old-fashioned about it. A sexy tension blossoms in an interior where there’s a hot mash-up of styles. It shows creative confidence. It’s timeless yet very au courant.”

Zamaria recently published her first book, “House + Flower,” sharing how she blends flowers from the garden and the character of vintage and artisanal objects to create a soulful home.

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