I love vintage industrial items because they can add so much character and history to a room. Plus, industrial items are often a neutral color, so they can blend with your room no matter the color scheme.
I like to place the smaller items among other groupings of items like books, candles and plants. It’s almost like a scavenger hunt as your eye stumbles upon the vintage finds!
Larger antiques can be placed near more contemporary items to create a juxtaposition between old and new.
by Laura Martin Bouvard
by Dreamy Whites
And never limit yourself to using a vintage item for the purpose that it was originally intended,; instead, use it to best fit your needs. Milk carriers like this one are not only great to hold displays of beautiful bottles, but also flower arrangements and can even work as a utensil caddy for an outdoor get together!
If you’re fortunate enough to have antique fairs in your area, you can browse through the items and find some great deals. If not, there’s always Etsy! Here are some of my favorite finds on Etsy.
by Taste Vintage
by Dinwiddies Home
The Old Time Junk Shop
by Oceanside Castle
from A Brass Lens
by Yesterday’s France
by My Vintage Lane
by Little Flea Village
Do you have a favorite way of displaying your antique finds? Let me know!
With Easter just a week away, I decided to do a little last-minute shopping for an Easter wreath on Etsy. There are so many beautiful wreaths to choose! From Spring floral wreaths to bunny and egg themed wreaths, there are a ton of choices. Here are just a few of my favorites.
I have a real love of chairs! Not just because of their function, but because they can add such an unexpected statement to a room! Among my current favorites are those from Andrea Mihalik from Wild Chairy. I love the way she transforms vintage chairs and makes them shine by mixing colors, prints and textures for a bold statement.
A great resource for finding some really interesting upholstered pieces is Etsy. This pair of French Louis XV chairs is by Heather Rudd of THRONE Upholstery and I love the contrast she’s created between the painted black frame and the bright red upholstery. What’s fantastic is that she has transformed what would otherwise be a very tradtional looking chair into a piece that can work within several different design styles.
Sometimes the chair has unique lines to start and is then taken to the next level with an unexpected pop of color!
Melanie Turner Interiors
For those that shy away from bold patterns and colors (like I do!) but like the vintage look, Restoration Hardware offers several lines of chairs that include classic detailing and are available in various neutral shades. And if you ever decide you want more color, you can always add a pillow or throw to change the look.
Restoration Hardware Georgian Wingback
Restoration Hardware Lorraine
Restoration Hardware Marseilles
So before you decide to part with a chair in your house, take a second look at it to see if you can transform it into a treasure.