Style Secret: Vintage Accessories
Preppy homes celebrate their hand-me-downs and family heirlooms in an artful way. Old steamer trunks, vintage suitcases and more whisper of a worldly, well-traveled lifestyle. Items that hint at the sporting life, such as old tennis racquets or riding gear, feel pitch perfect as well.
Updated twist: Layer in these objects judiciously to avoid a mishmash or, worse, an overly themed space. In the bedroom shown here, suitcases are stacked casually to stand in for a night table, and the clean, crisp look that defines the rest of the space allows them to shine.