Sign Up Today!

1   470
25   668
21   657
15   875

Follow on Instagram

Jamala Wallace, Designing your Home with Vintage Pieces

Jamala is known for “decorating” on a dime while having a keen eye for vintage furniture and new items that offer a unique flair. Her blog VivaLaVintage for your Home, gives  incredible advice to BSBs who want to redesign their homes, especially with a small budget. Learn more about Jamala and read her expert tips for BSBs interested in putting a vintage touch on rooms in their home. 

IMG_9396-e1465926840867-960x1130 Jamala Wallace, Designing your Home with Vintage Pieces


Jamala Kim Wallace


Newark, New Jersey

Current Location:

Whitmire, South Carolina

Business Name:

VivaLaVintage for your Home (Blog)

Pieces of Time Estate Sales


5 Reasons to Design your Home with Vintage Pieces

1. Decorating with antiques, vintage and delicately used furniture and household items enhances the environmental conscious mantra to recycle. rethink, recreate. I totally embrace the “go-green” decorating concept.

2. Antiques and vintage furniture are nostalgic pieces. My interest is mostly in pieces designed and manufactured in America. The quality, style and workmanship is very different of what is currently available. Also, vintage and antiques have history (some known, some unknown- it leads to the imagination of wondering about its life). Just think, “If furniture could talk- the stories it would tell.”

3. Many of the vintage and antique items have character and charm. The new furniture industry reproduces items to give a distressed look, attempting to capture “old” charm. I prefer to hunt for original distressed pieces.

4. If a piece has lasted more than 50 years old, and it’s still around, it was built to last. That means its quality made furniture.

5. They’re fun to work with;  you can recreate a whole new look by reupholstering and/or painting. It also promotes small business opportunities. Dealers, upholsterers, refinishers, electricians, tinkerers, framers, restorers and others are all examples of those opportunities that stimulate the industry.

IMG_9534-595x797 Jamala Wallace, Designing your Home with Vintage Pieces

IMG_9535-595x797 Jamala Wallace, Designing your Home with Vintage Pieces

IMG_9541-595x797 Jamala Wallace, Designing your Home with Vintage Pieces

pinit_fg_en_rect_red_28 Jamala Wallace, Designing your Home with Vintage Pieces

b17e4ebd8b67881095f6e71e2fcca19f?s=100&d=mm&r=g Jamala Wallace, Designing your Home with Vintage Pieces

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

More Posts





  1. June 14, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    BSB thanks for the wonderful feature on Jamala’s creative spirit. I love her blog because she has an eagle eye for treasures and knows how to thrift her way around. If you aren’t following vivalavintageforyourhome, you are missing out. Thanks for sharing.

  2. June 15, 2016 / 4:22 am

    Hey Marsha! Thank you for the compliment and reading.. It’s truly appreciated..

  3. Kezia Williamson
    June 18, 2016 / 1:49 am

    I so love your pieces. I am really learning how to antique shop and how to reinvent the pieces I find. Thank you

    • July 4, 2016 / 5:41 am

      Hey Kezia, thank you so much.. It’s great to hear that you’re incorporating antique pieces into your decor. If you ever have any questions, feel free to ask – I’d love to help

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *