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Vintage Finds: Antique Home Décor

Vintage home décor can give your living spaces an air of  nostalgia. With unique pieces placed in the right corners, your home allows you to embark on a journey back in time. But hunting for that ultimate vintage piece can be tricky.

Sammy Davis of encourages buyers to invest in antiques with a “modern day purpose” while highlighting the buyers’ personal style. Here are four design ideas that achieve a balance of functionality and timeless chic.

Classic Comfort

Breathe new life into vintage décor by updating their features. This antique industrial chair exhibits a brightly colored back cushion that not only adds pizzazz but also comfort. This minor adjustment can transform an otherwise ordinary piece of furniture into one full of character.

Eclectic Home Office by Idledale Furniture And Accessories Vintage Renewal


Bucolic Charm

Create a unique centerpiece for your coffee table by transforming an old metallic basket into a container for your fresh blooms. The vibrant color of the French larkspur in this example matches well with the rusty texture of the old metal, reminding you of the quaint charm of farmhouses.

Eclectic Home Office by Other Metro Media And Blogs French Larkspur


Out of the Box

Turn an old barnyard nesting box into an overhead display case or cupboard that is perfect for storing glassware and ceramics. Adding a few burlap cloths completes the rustic look. Incorporate this stylish yet functional storage piece in your country kitchen.

Eclectic Dining Room by Stonewall Media And Blogs Buckets of Burlap


Flair and Function

Channel the vibe of a French bistro by reusing an old chalkboard as a menu or message board in your kitchen or dining spaces. The wooden frame retains the classic look in a modern setting.

Eclectic Dining Room by San Francisco Media And Blogs SFGIRLBYBAY

Incorporating vintage décor is all about finding a new purpose for items that have stood the test of time. By fusing classic elegance with modern functionality, antique pieces find new life in your contemporary home.

About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.

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