Juxtaposing vintage furniture with modern decor

Juxtaposing vintage furniture with modern decor

One of the most sustainable ways to furnish your home is to choose vintage or antique furniture. The production of new furniture uses vast amounts of resources, and these needn’t be utilised when existing pieces have use in them. Our wide range of restored antiques, vintage and pre-loved furniture is sourced from around Asia and Europe, carefully updated and restored by skilled craftsmen to breathe fresh life into them.

And whilst we don’t all live in period properties that traditionally lend themselves to vintage furniture, it’s perfectly possible to juxtapose vintage furniture with modern decor. Even the most minimalist of homes can make a feature of a characterful vintage piece that can be treasured and utilised forever, even as the surrounding decor is updated. Read on for help in choosing vintage furniture for your home and ways to style it to accentuate your modern decor.

Country Herbalist Chest 

This striking, solid wood chest is a chic way to add vintage character to a modern room. The blackened brass drop handles and neutral finish make this piece timeless and versatile. Made from solid, reclaimed elm wood, with beautifully pronounced grain, it works particularly well against bold block colours, and styled with black ornaments to echo the handles.

Carved Cream Console Table 

The cabriole legs and Regency-esque detailing of this console table may feel off-putting to anyone aiming for a modern look, but actually the enduring and elegant lines work perfectly in a sophisticated modern setting. Whitewashed to give a contemporary feel, the console is made by craftsmen in Rajasthan from sleek mango wood, with the top remaining in its beautiful warm natural wood. Its contrast of finishes allows the console to sit beautifully against on-trend deep coloured wall treatments and dark, hardwood flooring. Styled with contemporary accoutrements and softening florals, the console makes a stylish feature in a simple hallway or vestibule.

Ranchi Iron Sideboard 

Reminiscent of the mid-century modern aesthetic, this Ranchi iron sideboard sits comfortably in a contemporary living space and offers great versatility.The simple design and clean lines lend themselves to a simple and smart styled room, whilst the antiqued brass finish brings warmth and depth.With glass fronted doors, the sideboard can be transformed based on what you choose to display inside, offering flexibility and longevity.

Elm Southern Official Armchairs 

Chairs are often an overlooked way of adding vintage interest to a contemporary home. This pair of ‘Southern Official’ style armchairs, circa 1860, bring a touch of Chinese character to a modern hallway, especially when paired with delicately oriental-inspired wall art and accessories. The chairs are made from elm wood, with the original finish stripped back to show the stunning grain beneath. Their backrests are subtly curved and decorated with a circular carved relief featuring stylised dragons, the detailing juxtaposing perfectly with bold colours and simple lines in the surrounding decor.

Java Teak and Rattan Bench 

The simplicity of this solid teak bench makes it a perfect addition to a modern patio area or garden room. Softened with contemporary textiles indoors, or left uncluttered in the garden, the bench offers vintage charm and interest. The bench is crafted in solid teak with beautifully turned legs and a rattan seat for comfort.

Octagonal Carved Side Table 

Bohemian styling is a strong current trend that sits beautifully in a modern home, with traditionally inspired detailing and soft botanical elements lending themselves perfectly. This carved side table is made in a classic design from Rajasthan, the mango wood carved in a design of trees and blossom above sculpted legs. The whitewashed finish offers a contemporary look when paired with other natural and light coloured pieces, and modern wall and floor treatments.

Blue and Black Bedside Cabinet 

An uncluttered and simple bedroom is both a chic and practical choice, but it’s possible to add character and strong design elements with small vintage pieces. This blue and black side cabinet makes a perfect bedside table and, whilst it’s not a one-off, each piece is individually finished to make them unique. The distressed effect of the painted reclaimed pine wood brings a depth of texture when juxtaposed with calming and simple paintwork and bed linens, and styled with modern accessories.

Our aim is to source and bring you the finest solid wood furniture, home and lifestyle products, ethically sourced from around the world. We work with suppliers across Asia and beyond, creating beautiful furniture from reclaimed woods, as well as recyling and restoring vintage and antique furniture. Juxtaposed in a modern home, our charming and elegant vintage pieces make a striking feature and offer many years of use whilst the surrounding decor is updated and modernised.

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