|Sure this is a hotel bathroom, but you could recreate this on a small scale in a powder room via|
|Incredible hardware details. I am just blown away by how intricate these are via|
|I wish I had never seen this because now any Tansu chest I find will be unable to live up to glory that is this red perfection via |
Items up for consideration? I have found a few options on my internet exploration that are possibilities, but I just can't seem to take the plunge yet. Holding out for "the one" right now, but I am sorely tempted by my local options.
|Tansu Chest featured on One King's Lane (but event has since ended).|
|Craigslist find. I'm just not sure about the burled wood pattern -- it almost looks like this is not real wood so I would have to check these out in person.|
I know decorating with antiques isn't everyone's idea of modern living, but I love the idea of mixing antique furniture with modern updates. Old furniture (even from just a few decades ago) was just made so incredibly well. It is hard to remember, but American furniture was once a truly great enterprise, and nothing makes me happier than hoarding up discarded Drexel or American Drew or Lexington pieces and giving them a new life. Old furniture is typically solid wood and made with incredible craftsmanship -- it's a beauty that you just aren't going to recreate at Pier One. Luckily sites like Craigslist have really made it easier to bring these incredible pieces of furniture into your home without spending a fortune (and usually you can find items for great deals this way -- $500 for an entire dining room set? $50 for two end tables for the den? Yes, these are common prices if you are patient enough to wait for the true values on Craigslist. Just search for the furniture brands you love, and let Craigslist do all the work for you.