BEING AN INTERIOR DESIGNER IN LOS ANGELES, I AM PREVY TO MANY SOURCES TO FIND VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE PIECES FOR YOUR HOME.
TO ME, NO INTERIOR IS IDEAL WITHOUT ONE ANTIQUE PIECE.
IN MY OPINION, AN ANTIQUE'S PATINA, AGE, WEAR, AND A GOOD STORY ARE ALL A PART OF ITS CHARM AND DESIRABILITY.
I love adding antique or vintage pieces into interior decors.
All the other furniture might be brand new, but it is those less than perfect pieces that give a home that sense of character.
An antique's patina, age, wear, create the setting for a good story.
Their very presence invites a lively conversation!
Refinishing antiques and vintage finds is always an option.
Some prefer to restore them to their original condition.
For me, I think the beauty is in the imperfections.
I especially love when clients come with their own collections.
Often times, an item's history has a fantastic adventurous family myth or sentimental drama attached to it.
Maybe it was a breakfront secretary used by your great-great aunt who was a suffragette or a set of hand carved teak nesting tables brought home from a missionary trip.
A husband's wedding gift passed from mother to daughter, a true generational family heirloom.