Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog! My name is LeAnn Stephenson (also known as The Vintage Laundress) and I write this blog and operate a vintage online boutique and a bricks and mortar shop called The Vintage Laundry.
On my blog I like to tell endless stories full of sarcastic observations, nostalgic references and a little bit of actual information. I am passionate about design - be it vintage or new. I write about the vintage merchants, performing artists, interior designers, crafts people, textile designers and illustrators that exhibit exceptional skill in their given fields.
I founded The Vintage Laundry in 2005 when I saw a gap between stuffy, expensive antiques and grungy thrift store items offered in Austin. My background and experience in graphic design and illustration helped make The Vintage Laundry a happy, colorful destination that, I'm really happy and proud to tell you, has become a favorite haunt for shoppers searching for unique vintage furnishings, accessories, linens and clothing. My business also features a work room in the Austin area but is available through my website for out of town customers, as well.
My style is traditional and classic with a bit of a twist. By introducing unexpected fabric colors and textures into their design, I interpret my idea of seeing furniture in a different way. My collections of re-worked furniture help add personality and possibly a little quirky-ness to any home, making it feel unique to you. The work room is available for customer's to re-work existing pieces as well. You can find rates and a yardage chart here
The Vintage Laundry is available not only to interior designers and stylists, but also to consumers all over the country. The Vintage Laundry's furnishings are mostly vintage items that have been brought back to life. I search to find classic pieces with good bones to reinvent. I use new upholstery or maybe a fresh coat of paint to make each re-worked find a one-of-a-kind piece. Individuality and editing are key and is what sets The Vintage Laundry apart. The Vintage Laundry has been featured in SFgirlbybay
, The Elegant Thrifter
, Austin American Statesman
, and many other sites and publications.
I'm married to my best friend in the world, Scott, and together we have two beautiful children, Olivia and Noah and are living happily ever after in Austin, Texas.
You can contact me at the numbers and addresses below:
Shop - 512-578-8468
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shop address - 3406 Glenview Austin, Tx 78703