Have you ever been out-and-about when you come across a piece of furniture that speaks to you and you do a double take?
You carefully eye it top to bottom and finally say to yourself, after much contemplation, “I have to buy this beauty. It’s the perfect fit for the open space in the living room!” You further justify the purchase with logic your mother taught you, it provides storage and is a wonderful decorative piece. Then that little voice in my head whispers “but it’s not really my style”. Well today’s style bends yesterday’s decorating rules and allows for many different layers of style telling a story or showcasing your personal unique style. So if you love it, go for it!
Antique buffets are readily available in today’s market as I have chosen to feature today. Here the buffet is decorated in two variations, there’s no right or wrong here. Which style are you?
Contemporary: The vibrant original art in this vignette sets the tone for a unique modern take. The chrome retro lamps give the space an unexpected fun twist. A tray with ice bucket and martini glasses invite you to gather with the oversized jacks as a whimsy conversation starter. Lastly the furry acrylic ottoman adds texture and extra seating to the room.
Traditional: In this version, the pair of antique brass lamps are accented with elegant black shades, inlaid in gold, and regally flank either side of the buffet. The art is slightly understated, yet provides a simple pop of color to draw you in. An oversized decanter, silver orbs in a dish along with a pair of vintage pheasant figurines brings an element of nature to the party. To complete the look, a simple round upholstered footstool adds function, balance and focus to the space.
Felecia Morris has a passion for design as seen in her shop, Iris Interiors. Felecia’s love for vintage and new allows her to design a room, loft, house or office that is stylish, unique, and creative yet comfortable.
Words: Cheri Nations & Felecia Morris | Photos: Patti Klinge