Furniture that can endure anything life throws at it
As we move into the 2020s, a fresh optimism emerges. A frenetic external environment has become the new normal, a reality which has encouraged the building of emotional shelters inside our homes. These help us unwind and recharge from the turbulent outdoors. The pace of change is showing no signs of slowing down, so we rely on our personal spaces to provide anchors to keep us on solid ground. And while we still favour simplicity and an uncluttered look, minimalism no longer cuts through. We are craving colour as emotional therapy and feel ready to take risks with maximalism and durable vintage furniture with character.
Style is not a luxury. It’s an antidote.
The idea of home and the whole home decorating landscape are evolving at an unprecedented rate. The struggle to find the answers to the growing pressure to adapt, left us relooking the good practices of the past.
And while practicality is still the driving force of the majority of home decorating projects, it is now clear that style is no longer seen as a luxury, but rather an antidote. We are reaching out for furniture that inspires and speaks to us and don’t fear to invest heavily (both mentally and materially) in the furniture that feels just right.
Drinks Cabinet Cocktail Gin Storage With Tropical Lemur Interior
Stunning Antique Distressed Pine Table
Durable vintage furniture in a new decade
But as we move into the new decade, building a future heirloom furniture collection becomes increasingly complex. While our living spaces continue to shrink and produce a growing pressure on our lifestyle routines and family relationships, it is now crucial to figure out what type of furniture will be able to withstand our demands in the decades ahead.
Black Rustic Wooden Shop Counter / Console Table / Sideboard
Vintage French 4 Door Maiden Cabinet
Certainly, not all that’s worthy will make the cut, but the pieces listed below definitely show a rock-solid staying power.
Beautiful vintage dining tables that don’t compromise on practicality
If you are embarking on a home renovation project and would like to introduce more vintage into the mix, purchasing a quality period dining table is one of the most obvious solutions. Vintage dining tables are built to last and often come at reasonable price tags which makes them a wise investment opportunity.
8ft X 4ft Farmhouse Dining Table. British Made. Farrow And Ball Colour Choice
As new and shiny no longer hit the top of our furniture wishlists, we’re opening the doors for reminiscent designs to take the centre stage.
Durable vintage dining tables present a fabulous opportunity for adding layers of history and interest to your home while at the same time you end up scoring the extraordinary quality for less.
Extra tip: If you want to make sure that the dining table you select will become part of your family and potentially follow you around in case of a move, consider opting for an extendable vintage dining table as it will allow for more flexibility.
Large, Mid Century, Extendable, Teak Dining Room Table, Circa 1960’s
Circular Dining/Kitchen Table Painted White With Natural Wooden Top
Quality dining chairs that thrive in every interior style
When it comes to selecting perfect dining chairs, there is something you need to know about. There is a cheat sheet!
When in doubt, just pick Ercol Goldsmith or Thonet No.14 and you won’t go amiss. These design icons age so gracefully and look as contemporary today as they did when they were first introduced. They are famous for playing well with every interior style and always remain on-trend.
Ercol Vintage Goldsmith Chairs – Four – Light Finish
Thonet No. 14 Dining Chairs By J&J Kohn, 1950s, Set Of 4
But if you prefer a bit more antique look Ercol Fleur De Lis chair might be a better choice.
Ercol Fluer De Lis Dining Chairs Set Of 4
Vintage coffee tables fit for a modern-day home
While the global obsession over vintage references thrives, cramped living dictates the scale of the furniture we can experiment with. Luckily, great examples from the 50s, the 60s and the 70s usually fit into the picture.
The lack of space motivates us to think practical and choose furniture with multiple uses. These days, our coffee tables become our work desks or sometimes even our dining tables. Heavily used multifunctional furniture needs to be sturdy and well-structured, but also fascinatingly interesting as it receives so much more attention. Vintage coffee tables surely tick all of these boxes.
Solid Teak Coffee Table, 1970s
Chinese Mid Century Daybed Or Coffee Table
Storage that always works
Small space living requires smart storage planning. Built-ins are a must, but they sometimes lack character or appear too modern. To add a creative edge and show your individual voice, use vintage storage as a hero piece for the room.
With a touch of paint, vintage sideboards and cabinets can be used to spread colours throughout the room and offer a nod to eclecticism.
Antique distressed storage looks ever so beautiful in both shabby chic and boho rooms, but also in wabi-sabi inspired modern spaces.
Vintage French Handpainted Maiden Cabinet
Painted Dark /Navy Blue Vintage Wooden Sideboard By Strongbow
Vintage Cabinet, Black Storage Unit
Stylish vintage armchairs worth investing in
A mix of style, skilled craftsmanship and artistic vision, these famous vintage armchairs will look exceptionally good in any modern-day home.
The superior quality of their build is unquestionable, but the best thing about these chairs is the fact, while some of them don’t sell for cheap, they don’t lose value over time.
Pierre Jeanneret Office Chair Chandigarh, India: Model Pj Si 28 A, 1950s
Cassina Le Corbusier Lc 4 Designer Leather Lounger Black Real Leather Armchair Function #7920
Collectible design is growing rapidly. Tell us your favourites in the comments below!
H. Lis Mid Century Armchair In Yellow From 1970’S, 1 Of 10
Antique Oak And Elm Child’s Windsor Chair
Feature image: A Beautiful Mess