Pairing modern fabrics with vintage furniture pieces
Sandy, Lately, I keep hearing the phrase “what's old is new again” and it has set me to thinking of ways in which that is true.
I noticed some clothing styles are a little more vintage, there were even shoulder pads at the Red Carpet and double-breasted suits!
I am wondering how this saying relates to your world of interior design and how you feel about it. Thank you, Sara
It is interesting to hear that old saying and I am guessing that it has always been true. You know there really aren't many new ideas — just new takes on the old ones making it new with your creativity.
It is certainly big in my world of design today. We are using vintage pieces and making them fresh with colors and textures. For instance, I recently proposed taking a vintage-style sofa and two chairs and mixing it up with exciting fabrics in bold colors and patterns. I love the way the two worlds marry up and the thread that holds them together is the fabric — velvet!
We think of velvet as being a little dated, but that is far from the truth today! These velvets are cotton or silk and they range from looking like corduroy to being chic and glamorous. The intensity of the dye brings life and light and suddenly what was old is new again. I am also loving embossed leather (makes you think John Wayne and his saddles).
Hope you enjoy my remix of my Mama's Tuna Casserole (old version).