Wednesday, October 19, 2011
What’s Old is New Again...
If you were lucky enough to receive in the mail the - Restoration Hardware Fall 2001 Source Book ( 615 page catalog) www.restorationhardware.com , you would have seen the article “Reclaiming History” with Timothy Oulton – as a designer, he is a master of reinvention. Taking over his father’s antique business, he moved the company in a radical new direction: creating reproductions crafted with the same meticulous care as the original antiques but reconceived.
I love to see the many ways you can take an old trunks, mirrors and doors and breathe new life to them in decorating your home. So take a look through family basements, flea markets, antique shops or your local auction house – you never know what you will find.
Here are a few examples www.housebeautiful.com of what you can do: Take an old door and making it into a Headboard and then using tufted chairs as the foot board – great idea!!!
Finding antique chairs and trunks and incorporating them into your bedrooms…use and old steamer trunk at the foot of your bed for storage.
Or taking an old antique chair and using in your bedroom as seen here:
Antiques and neutral bedding make a perfect pair –Our Vera Wang pattern Love knots http://www.beddingstyle.com/products/LoveKnots.asp would be a perfect pattern to achieve the neutral color palette when used with any antique furniture you place in your bedroom.
Vera Wang Love Knots