Through My Eyes: Mixing the Old with the New with The HighBoy
Fabulistas, Can I tell you how much I LOVE antiques?? So, when The HighBoy asked me to select some of my favorite antiques from their website, I was thrilled, to say the least. I love mixing the old with the new! (And heres a little secret: Im addicted to all things Lucite!) Antique pieces are a great way to automatically add a refined touch to any living space. Vintage chandeliers and lamps accent any room, much like fine jewelry. The items I selected are all from the 20th century, ranging from coffee tables to bookends to sculptures. Check them out below:
*Tables*Art Deco. Hollywood Regency. What else can I say? The pairing of black Lucite with clear Lucite is genius and adds a dramatic visual touch to this table. Chrome, brass and glass combine to create a coffee table thats a welcome reminder of the glamour that is Hollywood Regency. Truly a sculptural piece! And, its an original, too! The waves of Lucite shows how this piece gets its name.
*Seating*An angular, geometric, chrome base is appropriately softened by lambs wool. Makes you want to stay that much longer at the vanity! Sometimes a low-profile chair works and this is one of those times. Chrome and mohair work together to create an unbelievable pairing. Oh, swoon! Royal blue velvet can be placed in a formal space or let stand on their own in a casual space. Pull up one of these with an obligatory martini!
*Accessories*Skull bookends make for serious conversation pieces. And, well, because, Lucite. :) This Asian sculpture of porcelain and Lucite adds an artistic touch to a room as an accessory -- without taking up too much visual space. Perfect!
*Lighting*There is something about brass and glass that sets my heart on fire! And, circles that form octagons? TOTALLY and fabulously retro! Sputnik never looked so good! Handblown and handcrafted Italian glass lamps with the added texture of spikes add a retro edgy feel to any space. And, two-toned shades ensures that you have the perfect ambiance. Now these lamps are substantial! Weighing in at 35 pounds a piece -- theyre visually light as a feather with Lucite material and a tulip motif. Could also be paired for a French fleur-de-lis accent. As a bonus, check out these exclusive shots from this glam-eclectic apartment that I designed, mixing some of the antiques from The HighBoy with newer pieces. Vintage items in these photos include the large lucite coffee table, the wall sconces flanking the large red settee, the lamps on the table behind the sofa, and the round, lighted mirror above the two small stools in the hallway. See if you can spot more vintage accessories!