Judging by my friends’ Pinterest accounts, it seems like recently everyone is clamoring for vintage pieces. But how exactly are we supposed to work shabby-chic dressers, reclaimed wood dining tables and flea market finds into the modern, minimalist designs that have been so trendy recently?
Expert to the rescue! We asked James Tabb, a designer for Laurel & Wolf, for his best advice when it comes to mixing old with new.
“I love mixing vintage finds with modern decor. It adds so much life to a space. I especially like using pieces that feel like they would have been found in the original design of a historic home, like a vintage-industrial pendant over a dining table,” he says. “Using inexpensive new pieces that have the look and feel of something with an old soul allows you to create a counterpoint to modern furnishings. This makes any space feel a bit more curated, collected and personal.”
Adding some character to your home is always a good idea, and vintage pieces can be your ticket to ridding your house of that furniture catalog copycat look. Let these vintage and vintage-look pieces inspire you the next time you’re thinking of adding some new decor to your home.