The vintage lover within me is having a bit of a field day with this next home. Not only is it chock-full of some of the loveliest finds I ever did see, Joanna Madden has somehow managed to make vintage feel totally fresh and chic! From experience, I know this is no easy feat. Captured by the lovely Rikki Snyder, you’d better believe there’s a whole lot more where this came from over in the gallery.
With a passion for all things vintage and a degree in fashion merchandising, Joanna Madden certainly has a knack for making things look good. She’s always been on the visual end of things, styling window displays, running a vintage home goods business with her mother, Kathe, and most recently, creating jewelry from found vintage pieces for her hand-made jewelry business, Findings.
Joanna lives in a lovely home only a few blocks from the beach in Point Pleasant, New Jersey with her husband, Brett and two boys, Jake and Luke. She is a true collector at heart and many of the pieces in her home are items that she has purchased at vintage stores and flea markets over the years. She opts to display all of her collections together in groups to make a dramatic impact and reduce clutter.
In the studio, the flower prints are old oil paintings that Joanna has found at flea markets. She takes them out of their frames and attaches them to the wall with binder clips. The vintage mannequins throughout the space are very special to Joanna and beautifully display her hand-made jewelry.
The living room features a collection of McCoy Pottery dominates the shelves that Joanna and Brett built in the living room seating area along with other collections of Joanna’s. A wall of her vintage mirror collection can also be found in this room. As soon as she walked into the home she knew that this would be the spot where they would be displayed.
The seating area in front of the TV is where the family spends their time relaxing. The stacked vintage suitcases are one of Joanna’s favorite collections. Before she had enough to stack in a tower they were displayed in pairs throughout the home. A grouping of mercury glass votive holders line the mantle.
The dining room table is an old barn door that Joanna found and attached to the vintage workbench that she acquired picking through an old hardware store. Another collection of vintage mirrors are neatly stacked atop the cabinet in this room, while two other pieces are holding some of Joanna’s collected china.
Joanna and Brett redid their kitchen a few years ago. They made it larger in size and replaced the floor and appliances. The cream cabinets were already in the space and were chosen to stay as they fit with the rest of the home’s decor. Vintage metal vases hold fruit, plants and kitchen utensils throughout the space. The island stools are vintage drafting stools; one was already at the home when purchased by the Madden’s and the other two were lucky finds at separate antique stores in their town.