HGTV Design Star winner Emily Henderson used an antique spool cabinet as a mini bar in the redesign of Glee creator Ian Brennan's living room and dining room. The antique piece adds bygone character to the design featured on HGTV's Secrets From A Stylist.
Be on the lookout at flea markets and roadside tag sales for country pieces that are discarded, but actually have a lot of potential, says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques." This early 20th century wall cabinet has bone- and Bakelite-handled flatware that are used every day, and stored out in the open in pretty crocks.
This light blue master bathroom features his and her vanities with antique white cabinets and neutral granite countertops. A frameless decorative oval mirror is positioned above each vanity, while a linen cabinet provides plenty of storage space for bathroom essentials.
The mirror in this modern bathroom is an antique medicine cabinet that has been painted silver to match the lighting and piping in the space. This mirror not only adds a touch of vintage style, but it also gives the space a little extra storage.
This well-appointed dining room has a continental flair, from the oversized antique Welsh dresser to the dining table plucked from a flea market in Paris. Gorgeous carved wood chairs and an antique Versailles chandelier bring a formal elegance to the space. The coffered ceiling and mirrored back wall work together to enlarge the feeling of the room.
In this mudroom from Tanya Collins Design, an antique pine armoire, painted teal, boosts storage and creates a focal point that enlivens the otherwise neutral scheme. The built-in cabinets near the door, big enough to house bulky items, are painted the same shade as the walls so that they blend into the background. A framed chalkboard-paint wall serves as a central spot for memos and messages.
Homeowner Wendy Durnwald injected a touch of rustic elegance in her kitchen by adding an aged wooden cabinet. She stores appliances like her coffee maker, toaster and slow cooker behind a cute country curtain, which keeps her counters tidy and lets her style shine through. Here, she has also layered an antique cutting board, a pizza stone and a china gravy boat filled with juniper to spruce up her countertop.
This neutral condo living room features an antique sideboard that serves as a console table behind an off-white sofa. A chandelier with a metal geometric pattern provides light for the space, and a dark glass-front cabinet provides storage and display space.
This eat-in kitchen lends a farmhouse vibe with its breakfast bar made from 100-year-old barn siding and lantern pendant lights hanging above. Sage green accents are mixed in with the white cabinets and a neutral stone countertop. Hardwood floors lend a finishing touch.