Post # 1
I need help!
I was originally going with a rustic/vintage theme in an exposed brick, wooden beam renovated train station type reception but since then (due to budget) we are probably going with a VERY modern venue. The venue has gray carpet, white walls and crystals everywhere (chandeliers, mirrors). It’s the complete opposite of what I was going for. I originally wanted mason jar candle holders, antique key escort cards, wooden signs and antique picture frames but it doesnt feel like it works well in this room.
I was hoping you ladies might be able to provide some amazing decor tips that could help me add vintage (and/rustic) feel to this very modern reception hall without looking out of place! I don’t know what to do at this point.
The venue is the Fountainblu in Toronto and our colours will be plum, blush and silver. The table linens and chivalry chairs will be silver provided by the venue.
Post # 3
@blush87: what kind of vintage? like what time period?
Post # 4
art deco! its classy and modern yet vintage.
Post # 5
I would suggest playing around with a vintage romantic theme, think victorian era. Lace, light pretty things, sheer fabircs around the backs of the chairs, babys breath incorporated in your flowers, ect. That way you can still incorporate your vintage rustic items wihtout it feeling out of place. All in all, I think your decorations will be noticed more than the space itself, and personally, I like the idea of making a vintage feel in a modern space. I like when those two worlds combine. From the sounds of it I think it will be beautiful no matter what!
Post # 6
Ad me to the Art Deco fan club! I think it will work well with the grey, white and crystal of your venue.
Vintage doesn’t really mean anything in particular when it comes to decor. The proper use of vintage is to describe the year that something was made- e.g Vintage 1929 Chevrolet or wine. Nowadays it is being used to describe things of another era, short of antique.
Art Deco was brought in as an assertively modern style of its’ era that featured straight lines rather than curves, and summetry vs asymmetry.
Post # 7
Thanks everyone! I guess vintage is kind of a vague description. When I guess i meant rustic. But @JenPen seems to get what i’m trying to say. I love lace and want it to be very romantic and inviting for my guests. Lots of candlelight.
I like the idea of Art Deco, i think it would work but Art Deco to me, is a little more edgy then what i’m going for. I think lace and babys breath would really soften up the space.