A Very Vintage Home: The Storage Article

Published On September 14, 2015 | By Rachelle | Brighton Style

Every month Rachelle from Popsicle Interiors will be out and about trawling through the vintage furniture stores of Brighton and Hove to find the most stylish, unique and iconic pieces for your home.

‘A place for everything and everything in its place’. An old fashioned notion that I completely agree with; everything should have a place to be stored and that it should be tidily returned there when not in use. However let’s always remember to be tidy and organised in style.

Suitcases, yes they are in still in fashion, especially this stack of three I came across and from just £25 they are an affordable alternative to the more mainstream storage solutions on the market and they can also hold / hide a lot of stuff!

Suitcase Stack1

Even keys should have their own place in a home and they would be perfectly accommodated upon this John Smiths mirror with hooks. Place it near enough your entrance door and not only can your keys be fashionably hung for just £78 you will also get to make sure you too are looking your finest.

John Smiths Mirror

If, like me, you like your vintage Industrial then this metal filing cabinet could be yours for £85.

Filing Cabinet

To compliment this piece of furniture in your room an industrial lamp like this green metal one would be ideal.

Industrial Lamp

Stealing the storage show for me though is this example of a Stag ‘C-Range’ chest of drawers by John and Sylvia Reid retailing at £320. The furniture range is well known today for being extremely well made and functional. This particular piece wouldn’t look out of place in any bedroom but could be particularly striking when placed within a modern minimalist décor.

Stag C Drawers

Because I apparently can’t help accessorising this brass highland stag statue, costing £85, would look magnificent placed upon those Stag drawers!

Brass Stag

Where to buy:
  1. Stage ‘C-Range’ Drawers :  Era,  Upper Gardner Street.
  2.  Stack of Suitcases  : Mr Magpie, Gloucester Road.
  3. Industrial Filing Cabinet : Brighton Architectural Salvage, Gloucester Road.
  4. John Smiths Mirror With Hooks : Brighton Architectural Salvage, Gloucester Road.
  5. Brass Animals & Industrial Lamp : In My Room, Gloucester Road.

About The Writer

Rachelle is an original Brightonian currently living with her very pregnant partner and young son along the South Coast in Lancing, but manages to keep one foot in the city working from an office space above the Presuming Ed Coffee Shop on London Road. Rachelle entered the vintage furniture world as a seller, trading at many of the vintage fairs that frequent the city and gained a great reputation within the community for having great taste and great prices! After studying for a Diploma in Interior Design and a Degree in Design and Innovation she now works as an interior designer using her time to create beautiful sustainable interiors, for homes and businesses, inspired by the vintage furniture of the 50s, 60s and 70s.