Thursday, February 3, 2011

Furnishing with Antiques for Today

From Pied a Terre, Los Angeles

From the Pink Door, Greensboro, NC

Chez Coco Chanel

Classic French commode

Beautiful old pieces from centuries past enrich our lives, make the room, and create a focal point as well as a certain tone for the space. I feel that for a room or a home to be a success, that there must be some antique or vintage pieces placed. It's not about money, as they often hold their value, increase in value, and can often be purchased on the installment plan. There are even banks in New York which accept them as collateral for a loan! Hope you'll keep all of this in mind the next time your designer takes you out to see something he or she needs you to purchase for your room or rooms! DF *****