While a home does not have to look like a period room in a museum, antiques do add character. Here are the ways in which antiques enrich an interior of any style:
- A layered look. Antiques have a vast variety of textures, wood grains, textiles, and historical styles from around the globe. Compare this to some mall stores, where each mass-produced item seems to have tan fabric and espresso painted legs. Who wants their house to feel like a bland store in a bland mall? Antiques are the key to a unique residence. The image below, from Traditional Home, shows a kitchen tastefully decorated with quality antiques. The designer is the great Dan Carithers of Atlanta.
- Individual expression. Inherited items and pieces collected on your travels can intermingle beautifully, reflecting your personal experiences. The designer Charles Faudree, for example, expresses his love of France in his work. A calm and collected foyer designed by Faudree and featured in Traditional Home is shown below. Notice how distinctive each of his pieces are.
- Fun! Because they are so unique, antiques can be a whole lot of fun. In the room below, featured in House Beautiful, designer Jean-Louis Deniot combines an expressive 1850′s Italian chair with a bold antique bull’s eye mirror.
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