Vintage Home Peep: A mid-century home in Hampshire
By Lena on March 8, 2013
Sophie Crocket runs vintage homeware shop Pineapple Retro but her love for designs of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies also extends to her house in Lymington, Hampshire, where she lives with her fiance, Scott, and his two children. Scott grew up in the house, so it’s been in the family for about 40 years.
As the basis for the lounge (pictured above), Sophie used a fantastic Seventies Heals fabric called Equilibrium, which she turned into a large canvas with voile curtains to match.
Sophie’s dining room features a classic Tomado shelf, ideal for displaying eclectic bits such as giant ‘biscuit’ tins from M&S, a vintage strawberry print water set and the bright MDF letters spelling their initials from Paperchase and Primark.
On top of the Ercol table sits Sophie’s beloved orange and red Sixties Italian glass collection, Catherinholm bowl and Ikea wire fruit bowl.
On the floor is a fab bargain rug from the local car boot sale, while on the walls hang Sophie’s obsession – Catherinholm prints which she found on Etsy
A fun gumball picture – which takes actual sweets – and a Lego mini figure collection add quirky touches.
Sophie’s 12 year-old step daughter sleeps in this colourful bedroom, the bright orange walls were her choice! Some of the pieces are borrowed from the shop, like the teak side table, the starburst clock, oval teak mirror and Tretchikoff ‘Blue Lady’ picture.
The kitchen’s colour scheme is based on Sophie’s Seventies Kenwood food mixer (called Ernie!). Posters add a colourful touch, while two pieces of stained glass decorate the window, the rose is from Sophie’s late grandma and the strawberry from her mum, who had it hanging in her first home too.
Enamel ware by Cathrineholm and Arabia, and an orange kettle and toaster set match the Crown Devon storage jars perfectly.