Valerie Tyler Collection Blog

Why to Buy Vintage (Also, why we sell it!)

  Vintage items that  have stood the test of time show their quality. They can often be higher quality than modern reproductions. Buying pre-loved items is good for the environment.  It decreases the demand for new items and lessens the pressure to overuse resources. Giving new life to vintage items keeps them out of landfills.  Since mid-century, humans have more than tripled what we send to landfills. Let's cut that number down. Many vintage or antique items are unique or have a story to them.  They lend personality and character to your home. Here at the Valerie Tyler Collection I...

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Black and White Halloween and Fall Decor

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Black and White Halloween and Fall Decor

Love to decorate for Fall and Halloween but just can't commit to warm orange tones. Think in black and white! Add subtle Gothic touches and earthy elements and you can easily transition from Halloween into Thanksgiving by just removing the creepier elements and leaving the pumpkins out through November! Here's some inspiration for you. Neutral pumpkins in can be displayed just about anywhere. Dress them up with a touch of metallic paint for a more glam look. Display with unique artifacts and sculptures to catch the eye.  

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Neutral Patterned Decor

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Neutral Patterned Decor

    Are you in love with pattern, but like to stick to a simple color scheme?  Wondering how to dress up a space but keep it looking natural? Today I wanted to show you a few ways to play with pattern, style and texture to make a neutral space really shine! Here, intricately detailed accessories are balanced by a striking, minimalist photograph. Having less, but larger scaled items adds visual impact and keeps the area from looking cluttered. Source: www.instagram.com/valerietylercollection   A simple color palette is absolutely beautiful when multiple textures are used including soft velvet and fluffy pillows...

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How to Shop a Flea Market like a Pro

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How to Shop a Flea Market like a Pro

  There are an increasing number of flea markets, both upscale to low popping up throughout the country (and really worldwide) and for good reason.  These events typically include a plethora of vintage dealers, handmade artists and local foods which means you can find unique items, help the earth by recycling treasures and support the local economy all while getting a pretty good deal and maybe filling your belly. They’re often wonderful neighborhood social occasions too.   My local market The Cleveland Flea where I also sell at often has a bar, live music, places to sit and chat and plenty...

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Natural, Global, Neutral Decor

Natural, Global, Neutral Decor

  It took me the longest time to be able to describe my personal favorite home decor look and to really describe the sense of style.  While I often can tell you all about a particular style and give you lots of sources for items to pull together that look, be it nautical, farmhouse or whatever you like my own personal favorite look is a neutral yet slightly eclectic, collected style with art and objects that have a global feel. Call it neutral bohemian perhaps. There are a few elements that I've found are essential and try to include in...

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