It may bring to mind the comfy reading chair you curl up in next to the window. It might get you thinking about your freshly made bed, topped with a vintage Welsh blanket or your grandmother's eiderdown. Or perhaps it will elicit a smile over the collection of found treasures and jumble of mementoes displayed on your mantel. Moreover, lived-in style isn't perfect. Far from it. It's mismatched and eclectic, vintage and repurposed. It's not about purchasing the contents of an entire room from a catalogue, no matter how beautifully styled they might be, or replicating a perfectly appointed home spotted on Instagram. Far from it.
Lived-in style is about slowly gathering pieces over time, and truly loving each piece you gather. Whether your style is farmhouse or boho, rustic or modern, the end result is a home that's authentic, easygoing and inviting - a cozy yet chic spot where guests will want to put their feet up and stay awhile.
About the Author
Ki has crafted a career from scouring antique shops, flea markets, salvage yards and the occasional street-side pile of castoffs for materials to create inventive furniture and accessories for national magazines and books, gaining a loyal and engaged audience along the way. As founder of Minnesota's vintage shopping extravaganza, Junk Bonanza, and Top Editor of Flea Market Style magazine, Ki connected a national network of vintage and antique aficionados. Today as creator of Lived-In Style magazine (online), Ki shares her passion for all things old and authentic while chronicling the beauty and utility of a vintage-inspired life. Born and raised in Minnesota and now living in Los Angeles.