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Vintage Pieces

12 Dec

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Are you feeling afraid to add an antique to your modern decorating style? Relax! A vintage pieces2vintage piece complements almost any décor and adds your own personality to a room.

Sometimes we envision antiques as being overly formal and hundreds of years old. But many antiques are much newer and more relaxed in style. In addition to Victorian furniture and even older, more traditional pieces, think:

– Sleek mid-century modern pieces
– Art Deco pieces from the early 20th century
– Casual American pieces from the 19th century and earlier

vintage pieces3You can purchase antiques from a variety of sources. Best of all is using a piece you’ve inherited from a dear friend or family member because of the memories of that cherished person. It’s also fun to pick up an antique when you go on a vacation, because these pieces bring back good remembrances, too.

Some delicate antiques need tender loving care, while others are solidly constructed and may be already distressed, with surfaces that are painted, stained or unfinished, so there are no worries about spills and dents. Someone else has already broken them in for you!

When you think about adding a vintage piece, think beyond just furniture such as chairs, vintage pieces4end tables, dining tables, Bombay chests and desks.

Think also about beautiful vintage accessories, including:
– Lamps
– Mirrors
– Rugs
– Posters, and
– Knick-knacks.

Don’t be nervous about mixing a vintage piece with your modern décor. A touch of the old will refresh your look!

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Just One Mid-Century Chair Can Become The Centerpiece Of A Room.

9 Dec

This streamlined style from the 1950s and 1960s is new again!

Want a touch of the Mad Men era in your home? Just add one or two mid-century chairs!MidcenturyChair1

Mid-century design, also called mid-century modern, is more than 50 years old, yet it’s experiencing a renaissance today. That’s because this design style is timeless and distinctive. And although mid-century chairs add a modern touch, they go with most any other design style. They add a focal point to a room and are truly comfortable and functional.

MidcenturyChair2Mid-century chairs are characterized mostly by straight lines without ornamentation, and are often accented with a few graceful curves. Mid-century chairs combine expert craftsmanship with industrial design and manufacturing. They’re constructed from metal, wood, fiberglass, plastic and sometimes leather and fabric. They come in almost any color, but tend to be in black, white and tan. You can also go wild with 1960s colors such as harvest gold and avocado.

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Purchase true vintage mid-century chairs at auction, local antique stores or online. You can also buy re-creations of classic mid-century pieces from many brick-and-mortar stores and showrooms.

You don’t have to change your decorating style to add a couple of mid-century chairs. Celebrate “less is more” with the beautiful lines and curves of a mid-century chair or two.

 

 

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