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Season 1, Episode 1

Mismatched Masterpiece



Mixing in vintage decor is one of the biggest trends in dining room design -- but a step too far in the thrifted direction and the look can quickly start to resemble something from grandma’s attic instead of the pages in a magazine. The key to getting the look right: achieving balance between the old and the new. Watch as Leah Ashley blends flea market finds and antique pieces with new purchases to create a beautiful table--and tablescape--that has plenty of worn-in charm, but still manages to feel perfectly present day.

Products In This Episode

Neo-Classical Gilded Candlesticks

Jonathan Charles

Elegant18th century style gilded walnut hand carved candlesticks with lotus and acanthus leaf ornament. Patinated brass pricked fittings.

Aged Black Curved Metal With Silver Highlights And Three Distressed White Candles, One 3"X 3", One 3"X 4" And One 3"X 5". Sizes: Sm-7X7X5, Med-10X10X5, Lg-13X13X5

Proximity Host & Hostess Chair

Universal Furniture

Take familiar traditional styling, update it with a purely casual attitude, add distinctive details and finish, and you have Proximity. The Host & Hostess Chair features traditional mainstays like the intense turning of the legs and fully upholstered back, but the flat-welt viscose-blend upholstery and decorative nailhead trim make it a more modern piece. The Artisan Sand fabric and deep Sumatra finish over cherry veneers all raise the elegance factor.

Vintage Style / Modern Life

About the Series

Lifestyle expert and self-proclaimed "treasure hunter" Leah Ashley has made a career out of curating beautiful spaces with soul, thanks to her keen eye for blending unique and unexpected vintage pieces into her of-the-moment aesthetic. In Vintage Style / Modern Life, Leah's bringing new meaning to "something old," and sharing the art of creating the gorgeous, layered look that's become her signature. More

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