Everything old is new again! In other words, vintage – or vintage lookalikes – are hot. Did you read Lauren’s post about her peanut? That’s a perfect example of what I’m talking about! Some of the most buzzed-about vendors were the ones who sported a vintage or vintage-inspired aesthetic. Think patina – whether it’s “actual” patina (perhaps from reclaimed wood) or just a new version of what you might find in an antiques shop. Take, for example …
… this coffee table from Bobo. It’s the reclaimed wood top that makes it interesting, right? Wait, have I seen that coffee table somewhere before? Remember that Bobo makes quite a few of the objects sold by the new Restoration Hardware … so you can find this same table (but without the X-base) sold online.
Or how about this cabinet from GO Home?
The cabinet is a new piece, but – with the hand-rubbed finish (or let’s just call it rusty) – it looks like you found it in an architectural salvage yard.
Accessories are also a large part of the vintage trend. There’s Lauren’s peanut, of course … and I just about died over this revolving candy jar at GO Home.
Yum!! A client of mine (and personal friend) works as a candy distributor. Don’t you think she needs one for her kitchen? I’m totally taking my boys to trick-or-treat over at her house!
GO Home also created interesting tablescapes by combining old books and what-appears-to-be-inherited crystal with candles and collected wine corks.
Of course, art often appears to be vintage, whether it is a series of framed maps (here, from Soicher-Marin as displayed in the Hickory Chair showroom) or the black and white prints in the background of my photo at Barclay Butera.