Though my condo is quite modern, I can’t deny my kinship to the vintage aesthetic. There’s just something warm and inviting about a home that has been carefully curated over the years. One that thoughtfully displays hand picked, formerly loved items, sprinkled throughout. One peek at Jill Bent‘s space and I’m confident you’ll agree. With photos from Joyelle West, there’s more where this came from here!
Jill Bent (www.jillbent.com) is a designer and seamstress in Cambridge, MA, who creates home accessories from vintage fabric. She sells her wares on Etsy, Poppytalk, and in local Boston stores Pod and M. Willey. In addition to her handmade items, she has just opened an online vintage housewares shop: www.etsy.com/shop/jillbent
Jill and Charlie Bent live with their two children in an 1898 Victorian house in Cambridge, MA. When they purchased the house over ten years ago from the grandson of the original owner, the house needed cosmetic updates. However, with the exception of the kitchen and bathroom, most of the homes’ details are original to the house. Jill and Charlie restored most of their home themselves, stripping wallpaper, and painting walls and woodwork white to give the house a clean, backdrop for their antique and vintage furnishings. After living with a 1920’s era kitchen for 5 years, they hired a contractor to renovate the kitchen and dining room space. Now the house is a comfortable family home, a mix of pared down vintage style and American country antiques. Vintage fabrics and rugs add color and texture, while antique paintings and mirrors decorate the walls.