As you may know I am a huge lover of vintageΒ furnitureΒ and accessories, and of course I’m thrilled when I can find newer retail items for a deep, deep discount. I am positivelyΒ addicted to the thrill of the hunt. Craigslist, flea markets, estate sales, garage sales, antique shops, consignment stores. This is pretty much all I do in my spare time! Just yesterday, I was dragging Oliver to a vintage furniture warehouse just to touch and feel a table I’m eyeing. Thankfully he likes to tag along with me! It certainly takes more time to thrift but I find it so much more rewarding.
Not surprisingly, I don’t like spaces that look too perfect and “decorated” and am much more attracted to spaces that look collected over time from here and there. In the past year I was introduced to Chairish, where I love to scour for “that special thing,” especially abstract art, prints, vintage furniture, rugs, and even designer fabric pillows that were maybe thrown on a sofa once. The site is definitely not “cheap” and most of the time the items come from high-end antique dealers, but I’m ok with that, because the site allows you to have access to shops across the country that you would have never entered otherwise, plus you can make offers for items just like you would with any vintage dealer. It’s even more excitingΒ when you findΒ something in your local area that you can pick up for free. You just never know when something amazing and perfect for your space is going to pop up! Here’s how I would make a happy little blue, green, and neutral seating area using all vintage and previously loved designer furniture and accessories from Chairish.Β
Glass Drop Chandelier /Β Blue Contemporary PaintingΒ / Small Abstract Painting (free local pickup in Madison, WI for my Wisconsin friends!!) / Michelle Armas Painting /Β Custom English Roll Β Arm Sofa (free local pickup in Manhattan Beach for my LA friends!! This price is too good!) / Upholstered Cane Hickory ArmchairsΒ /Β Grass Green Abrash RugΒ (would be cool layered over aΒ 10 x 14 Jute Rug)Β / Pair of Silk Ikat PillowsΒ (great price! they look purple here but are actually indigo) /Β Oval Wood Coffee TableΒ (I find myself constantly on the lookout for oval coffee tables for toddlers!) / Burnished Tripod Side Tables – A PairΒ / Industrial Floor Lamp (free local pickup in Santa Monica for my LA friends!) / Ivory BowlΒ (also love this one)