Friday, November 6, 2009

Going Green - Vintage & Antique pieces

"Innovation is often the ability to reach into the past and bring back what is good, what is beautiful, what is useful, what is lasting."

~Sister Parish~
Salute to you Sister Parish!

I love to use vintage or antique pieces
from various periods
depending on the clients.
Recycle fabrics or woods or materials.
Not only there are so many beautiful pieces
from the past, this is a way of going green!

My design philosophy has always been
"bringing the graciousness of yesterday into today's habitat"

Every little "green" thing we do
will help our globe.

Below are a few pieces I quick pick from 1stdibs.

Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Olive Wood Commode
Italian c. 1800
The veneer on the front creates a rare and unusual striped effect.

This would be lovely in the drawing room or foyer.
Imagine one on each side of the fireplace
or entrance door to the drawing room ...

A pair of Louis XVI Style Chair
c 1860
Elegant and understated Louis XVI style fauteuils upholstered in antique linen with bowed seat, straight, fluted legs and arm supports, and carved rosettes at each die join; worn paint gives this pair a lovely warm patina.

Pair of Custom Dorothy Draper Chests for the Fairmont Hotel.

This pair make such a statement as night stands in bedroom
or as side tables in living room.

Italian Dining Table attributed to Ico Parisi
Italy 1950's

Elegant table can also serves as breakfast table or writing table.

Rare Boris Lacroic Chandelier
France 1950s

This would be perfect for dining or living room

Credenza by Martin Eisler
Brazil 1960s
Five doors in jacaranda with bowtie handles.
Great in the living room for TV or dining room as buffet.

Jean Royère Day bed.
circa 1940s

This could be used in the living room as a seating
and/or has seen as a partition between two
seating areas in a living space.
Definitely good for a guest room.

Studio California walnut lounge chair with Black leather
John Kapel
USA c. 1956
I remember my late grandparents had similar chairs in
their living room in Malaysia.
It is elegant and casual chic.

Louis XVI Style Ebonized Desk
france 1940's
 A stylish ebonized desk in the manner of Jansen,
with brass mounts and drawer pulls, an inset tooled leather top
and five drawers.

This desk would love handsome
in the living room
or library.


Six paneled screen
by Phillipd Lloyd Powell
USA circa 1967

Six undulating carved walnut panels backed with mirror in Powell's organic style
gives these panels a graceful, sinuous feel and the silver leaf
over red lacquer creates a spectacular pop art effect.
These panels were originally installed as closet doors
but can be retrofitted to be a screen.

This screen makes a great statement
in the living room
a foyer in a boutique hotel.

All images from 1st dibs.


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