Antiquing

We’re at the point in a few of our projects where we’ve started to need to pound the pavement on the antiquing side. For us, we begin all of our rooms with a detailed furniture plan specifying exactly where each piece of furniture will go and what its dimensions are. From there, we decide which pieces will be custom-made and what fabrics will be used on them. Fabric for drapes are chosen and any decorative pillows or other upholstered pieces. After all of this is set, the fun (for us) begins! Now we get to fill in with one of a kind antique and vintage pieces.  Last week we took a couple of trips to some of our favorite antique stores. Furniture plan in hand, we were ready to go! Below is a gorgeous red lacquer coffee table from the Paris flea market that we fell in love with.  a1Square coffee tables are hard to come by, so when we find them we often jump on them. This one looks like it could be a Luten Clary Stern piece.  a2A gilt faux bambou coffee table with glass top–pretty for either a small space or a large one with multiple seating areas. a6A beautiful Jansen coffee table in very good condition. As you can see, we were on the look out for coffee tables this trip!a7A pair of Jansen-style side tables that would work well on either side of a sofa in a living room we’re doing. a4These side tables were also gorgeous and very glam. We loved the mirrored tops and x bases. a3A contender for a home office we’re working on in a more modern space, this Lucite lamp might be perfect on the desk. a5A FAB French chair upholstered in a FAB silk chintz. Come on!!a8Have you found any great pieces recently? Please share!

  • Maria

    The 1st one is drool worthy. My last splurge was a red distressed lacquered Asian antique Media console and if it’s possible to be in love with an inanimate object, then I am in love. 😉

  • Amelia

    Can you tell me which store has the red lacquered coffee table in the top pic? I’ve been looking for one.