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Sitting Down With: Lineage London

Updated: Jul 14, 2021

Lineage London (@lineage_london) is a vintage and antiques interiors brand for the eclectic home. Many of the edits are wonderfully dreamy, pastels perfect for spring and classic accents paired with modern favourites. Dorcas, its founder, has an amazing eye when it comes to mixing vintage and contemporary styles to truly showcase how pre-loved items need to be re-loved again and again.

What is Lineage London doing to tackle the growing 'fast interiors' problem?

I’ve loved vintage pieces for as long as I can remember as my mother and grandmother were great collectors. We used to spend weekends rummaging at at antiques fairs and our house was crammed with antique furniture and pretty vintage ceramics. By buying vintage, you are not only choosing a piece with a unique history that has survived the test of time (hopefully intact) but also helping to combat the ‘fast interiors’ issue at the same time.

Well-designed, quality vintage and antique treasures never go out of style, unlike some of the more transient trends often found on the high street. I think it’s important to show how older pieces can be reinvented in a contemporary, eclectic way to sit comfortably in the modern home. Hopefully, the way I present my vintage treasures sparks a little imagination and rekindles the desire for pre~loved pieces.

Of course, all the Lineage London packaging is recycled and recyclable. I use extra strong Enviro boxes. The tissue paper and tape I source is all made from recycled material. The ribbon I use to finish off my packaging can be re-used for other gifts.

I’m also looking into using seed embedded cards from Green Planet Paper as my thank you notes included with each purchase.

What are your tips for limiting our impact when decorating our homes?

Look at vintage accounts - there are so many out there who are all doing their bit to reduce, recycle and reuse. A particular favourite is Move Over Magnolia Studio (@moveovermagnoliastudio). Emma finds such pretty vintage glassware to paint in her inimitable, colourful style. I’ll definitely be buying something from her soon.

Who inspires you when it comes to decorating your own space?

I find inspiration in so many places on Instagram be they interiors, fashion, art or lifestyle accounts. In the interiors space I particularly love anything by Duncan Campbell, Beata Heuman or Emma Grant. I love flowers and gardens too, although our London garden is very small, so I’m a fan of accounts like Sean Anthony Pritchard and Hill House Vintage. I’m definitely a country girl at heart!

We’re planning to redecorate the downstairs loo (very glam!) soon and I really fancy creeping a Toadflax wallpaper by Living Quarters (@livingquarters_). My next purchase will be either pink and green striped cushions for our bedroom by Amuse La Bouche ( or lampshades from Hum London (@hum.lomdon). I also love Quine & Loon (@quineandloon) cushions and accessories as they use vintage fabrics in their gorgeous wares. I’m obsessed with pink and green as a combination so will be looking to find an opportunity to use this scheme somewhere at home.

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Cover image from Lineage London.

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