This nautical-themed teen bedroom brings together vintage and newfangled furniture and accessories, creating a space that feels interesting and contemporary. Unique items include the antique propeller above the twin bed, and the shelving unit made from pipes, ropes and reclaimed wood flooring. The striped wall provides a focal point, and adds a touch of fun and whimsy.
This living space shows its style by turning an antique card catalog into a practical living room end table. Its long, narrow width is perfect for displaying books and medium-sized accessories. The table works well with the more contemporary furnishings of the room.
This beautiful piece is a mirror, table and coat rack all in one! Pegs at the end of each starburst make a handy place to store bags, hats, scarves and more. Loops on either side of the tabletop corral tall umbrellas.
On either side of the bed, Art Deco nightstands provide chic storage for family photos and fresh flowers. An antique lamp on top not only illuminates the room, but also evokes thoughts of Old Hollywood.
This antique wooden chair was placed in front of a large open window, creating the ideal spot for relaxing. Favorite books are stored in a nearby glass end table and colorful flowers are positioned on top.
This blue, black, and white living room has a modern print sofa, contemporary coffee table and end tables, antique blue vases and accent pillows, traditional white walls and woodwork with glass sconces, and a bright blue pop art painting.
Even when reusing existing items, such as this cocktail table and antique rug, you can decorate the table in a way that modernizes the look. As this table shows, look for a pair of heavy leaded glass candleholders, which designers Lance Jackson and David Ecton with Parker Kennedy Living say you can find affordably priced at local vintage stores or on websites such as Etsy.com. Then add in a piece of cut glass (this one is high-end turquoise, but you can find others on a lower end) to contrast with the glass candlestick holders. The books were already in their homeowner's collection.
Giving a brand-new kitchen timeless character and rich personality is a challenge for the best architects and designers. One way to solve this problem is by repurposing a furniture piece for the workspace — but it’s not always easy to find the right fit, as architect Jeff Troyer discovered. He says: “We searched for months for the kitchen island, seeking something with warmth and character that would also fit the space. My clients and I finally found this antique school science lab table online and had it shipped from Ohio. We had to purchase this sight unseen, but it ended up fitting perfectly and the wood is beautiful.”
A plant sits on top of a light blue end table. The table was painted using a salt paint technique that creates a distressed look, making it the perfect outdoor accessory. A rattan chair and yellow pillow provide the perfect compliment to the antiqued table.
An antique telescope points to the wall of multi-pane windows in this neutral living room. Layered window treatments, white armchairs and a leather trunk serving as an end table round out the eclectic look.
A closer look at the end table reveals a fun find: a gold vase shaped like three hands turned down. When matched with an antique lamp, the vignette feels avant-garde and true to Los Angeles' unexpected style.
This dining room from designer Vanessa-DeLeon is flanked with column-framed arched doorways and accentuated with an eclectic mix of the formal and rustic to create a dramatic and unexpected look. Banquettes in black crushed velvet sit at both ends of the wooden dining table, while eight sturdy leather and antique gold barrel dining chairs make up the rest of the seating in the space.