Vintage-Inspired Pieces, Modern-Eclectic Twists
Metallics have been big for a few years, but suddenly brass finishes and antique golds have come back to interior design in a big way. Gold rings with echoes of the 1920s art deco style … and is a throwback to the 1970s … but when done the right way, modern brass and gold finishes are the new statement necklaces in design. They add the right amount of glamour and modern vintage appeal to a space.
And it’s just one of the trends you’ll see appearing in our home furnishings, where we create conversational chic pieces by gathering vintage inspiration and infusing it with an eclectic twist.
Diane Dorrans Saeks of The Style Saloniste said it best when she told HouseBeautiful.com: “Designers are putting a new spin on interiors, blurring the lines between furniture and art, and embracing bold, new materials.”
Other trends we love and appear frequently in our pieces are beveled glass, unpolished stone and natural fabrics. These elements not only bridge the gap between design and art, but also between vintage and modern.
When our designers search for inspiration, we study everything from the antique finds we bring back on buying trips to postmodern pieces found in our grandparents’ living rooms. Good design takes its cues from the past—classic shapes and designs—but incorporates modern, unexpected elements that breathe life into a space.
Here are some of our favorite examples of conversational chic—where vintage meets modern eclectic.
The piece: Catalina Chandelier
The vintage inspiration: A classic drum shade pendant light.
The eclectic infusion: To avoid running the risk of blandness, we paired the chocolate drum shade with an antique-gold geometric outer frame that makes this lighting option pop. It’s romantic, daring, bold and adds a touch of old-style Hollywood to a room.
The piece: Terrance Chest
The vintage inspiration: We took our cues from postmodern, modular-style furniture, creating a classic oak chest of drawers.
The eclectic infusion: A bone inlay across the drawer fronts creates an eye-catching, unique geometric pattern.
The piece: Lucinda Table
The vintage inspiration: Marble side tables and occasional tables are a dime a dozen in traditional formal living rooms.
The eclectic infusion: We instead created a geometric marble base and added a hexagonal-shaped top finished in an antique gold. It’s a piece that incites conversation, and can be used alone or paired with another table to create a larger space.