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Designing with Architectural Antiques


 

Even if you're a visual person, it can still be difficult to envision what designing with antiques would look like, especially within a more modern setting. That's why we have created three styled vignettes to demonstrate how antiques can be incorporated in a fresh, aesthetically pleasing way. Take a look below to get inspiration for your next design!

 

A Rustic Romantic Nook

We would imagine these elements to be a part of a quintessential breakfast nook, or a small eating area off of a kitchen. The industrial base table and oak benches perfectly balance the light distressed shiplap and white french doors. While the contrast of those elements makes the space seem more rustic-industrial, the ornate French chandelier adds a softer touch, acting as a romantic focal point by introducing curvilinear lines to the space. This type of interior style is perfect for those who want to combine modern, traditional, and rustic design.

 

A Bohemian Living Space

This eclectic room mixes metals, neutrals, and natural elements to create a cozy place to relax or entertain. Purely functional pieces, such as the chrome and leather chairs, provide context for the space's purpose. On the other hand, pieces such as the rustic work bench and library ladder add to the space's aesthetic appeal while also serving as storage or display. The combination of these antiques would appeal to those who want a relaxed, yet trendy living area.

 

A Retro Bathroom

If you're obsessed with color and pattern, then maybe you should go this retro route. Every element adds flair and character as only antiques can, while still appealing to modern design trends. The clean lines of the sink beautifully balance the ornamentation of the tub and globe pendant, and the fun faucet handles add a classic touch.

 

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Curating Antiques for a Modern Space


 

Anyone who has observed interior design trends over the last couple years would tell you that combining styles is all the rage. Designers have taken the challenge of merging different interior trends and have succeeded in creating many style mash-ups that rule the design community.

While there are many popular mixed interior styles, the most common theme among them is mixing the old with the new. Combining traditional and modern pieces creates visual interest through variety in shape and texture. When done right, this leads to a unified space with unique character. 

In order to help you style your own modern-traditional space, we have called on inspiration from the home of designer and blogger Casey Bovee, which is laid out in her blog, Be Home Soon. Casey's style not only mixes modern and traditional, but also industrial and bohemian glam. Take a look at these four ways that you can emulate her curated home.

 

1. The Warehouse Cart Coffee Table

Adding an industrial piece to an otherwise clean and modern room creates an interesting, yet functional focal point. In this space, the complex texture and warm tones of the cart's wood balances the soft, muted tints of the surrounding furniture and walls. 

 
 

2. The Funky Light Fixture

Maximize your space's design potential by installing a fun, eye-catching light fixture in an open space. These light fixtures add an element of glamour that is both unexpected and whimsical.

 
 

3. The Clever Corner Cabinet

Corner cabinets are the solution to all of your small space dilemmas. They allow you to store and display your belongings without taking up too much of your space. As a bonus, the traditional wood details bring classic charm that is grounding and nostalgic. 

 
 

4. The Multitasking Display Piece

Every home needs at least one space where you can create your own little aesthetic moment. A low piece of furniture provides the perfect surface on which to arrange your knick knacks, plants, and artwork. These two pieces are especially fit for this purpose because they double as storage.

 
 

Want to complete your design vision? Visit our product page to find the antiques perfect for your space!


 
Source: http://www.behomesoondesign.com/casey-bove...