Vintage style: how to create a wonderfully eclectic dining room

This is a chance to have real fun choosing which style to go for. Are you drawn to weathered farmhouse tables or prefer something sculptural and postmodern? Elegant antiques or classic mid century brands such as Ercol and G Plan? The scope for creativity when bringing vintage references into the home can seem daunting. What can further paralyse the decision process is the enormous array of options. Simplified, the table you go for should tick these boxes.

Get the look: a kooky yet sophisticated Fifth Avenue townhouse

Located on the Upper East Side of New York City, this remarkable family home thrives on bold, risk-taking decorating decisions. The designer Steven Gambrel took what could, to the untrained eye, appear as a random mishmash of items and created a unified, one-of-a-kind eclectic paradise. He played around the decorating rules and clashed a variety of design eras, colours and patterns, only to end up with a timelessly elegant, yet very comfortable living space. Learn how to recreate this look in your own home.