These furnishings never go out of style
There’s nothing wrong with bringing home a brand-new sofa or chair from your favorite design store, but you do run the risk of your neighbor having the very same piece. Vintage furniture, on the other hand, is much more difficult to replicate—and it doesn’t hurt that it also adds instant history and character to a space. With their unique shapes and thoughtful details, antique furnishings are naturally the focal point of the room, whether the piece is upholstered in an eye-catching pattern, like the curvy floral sofa in interior designer Muriel Brandolini’s New York residence, or a neutral fabric, such as the sleek sectional in a Malibu, California, beach house. Take a tour of these 11 chic spaces that have graced the pages of Architectural Digest; each features a creative way to incorporate a standout vintage piece into a modern-day home.
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