Who says antique furnishings have no place in a contemporary living space? Smart design can bring old and new elements together, making for modern spaces that bask in the warmth that vintage elements provide. Here, from Dwell's archives, are some homes where these elements coexist elegantly.
Paula Leen and Kees Middendorp's living space in the Netherlands' Friesland province is peppered with an assortment of objects and textures, including sheep’s wool, an antique French farmhouse table, salvaged chairs, a Glo-Ball light by Jasper Morrison for Flos, and an Axel leather sofa by Gijs Papavoine for Montis. Photo by Hotze Eisma.
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French floral wall sconces from the 1930s contribute to the eclectic look of this Copenhagen apartment, where the proprietor of a furniture store lives with her family. Photo courtesy of The Apartment.
Architect Alan Organschi inherited chairs from his uncle that he and his partner and wife, Lisa Gray, use with the custom wenge-wood dining table in their weekend getaway in Washington, Connecticut. Photo by Andrea Chu.