Interior Design

Vintage Living: Creating a Beautiful Home with Treasured Objects from the Past

Vintage lifestyle expert and interior designer Bob Richter shows us how to find the best vintage treasures and how living with them brings beauty, comfort and personal meaning into our homes.

Bob Richter has been thrifting and collecting vintage treasures for more than forty years, since the age of six. With a true passion for antiques, or any object with a past and a story, Richter speaks to our desire to surround ourselves with belongings that impart beauty and meaning to our lives. Drawing on his years of experience as a stylist and interior designer, Richter takes us through a trove of beautiful historic homes, illustrating how to live stylishly with our vintage finds and collections (hint: buy what you love, express yourself, and don't be afraid to mix periods!).

A celebration of the art of thrifting and decorating with antiques of every era, Vintage Living is a full-service guide to treasure hunting, from flea markets, antique shows, and estate sales to country auctions, yard sales and the on-line marketplace. Richter also imparts hard-won practical tips, such as how best to negotiate and haggle.

With chapters on vintage entertaining and cooking; vintage holiday décor for all seasons (including Valentine's Day, Easter, and Halloween among others); giving vintage gifts; embracing vintage ways (write letters, repurpose and recycle); and caring for your old treasures, this bible of vintage living will inspire you to take a personal and creative approach to your décor.

About The Author

Bob Richter is an interior designer, stylist, and vintage lifestyle expert and the author of A Very Vintage Christmas. For more than 40 years, he has been visiting flea markets and auctions. He hosts the web series "Flea Market Minute," where he travels to vintage venues worldwide, and is a frequent contributor to Huff Post where he writes about the arts, vintage wares, and collecting. He was a star of the PBS series "Market Warriors" and prior to that was the host of "Minute Makeover" on ShelterPop, where he inexpensively transformed rooms. He also has a store and a regular column on One King's Lane.
Richter is regularly featured in media outlets including The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Associated Press, Redbook, The Boston Globe, HGTV, FOX News, ABC and CBS, where he delights in sharing antiques, design and bargaining advice

  • Publish Date: March 19, 2019
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 10
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $45.00
  • CDN Price: $60.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6531-4

Reviews

"While Richter gives a lot of credit of his ample antiques knowledge to an antiques dealer named Sunny, as one peruses the book, it is hard not to gather that a large part of his incredible hand has to do with a natural inclination towards creating beautiful homes that feel loved and lived in. From rural retreats to modern barns, each home depicted on the pages of Vintage Living embodies a warmth that is hard to ignore." —DOWNTOWN MAGAZINE