Niche Interiors

Mixing Vintage in Your Modern Home

As regulars at San Francisco antique shops and local flea markets, we know that vintage furniture is a fantastic way to create one of a kind spaces. Naturally, we were thrilled when one of our clients expressed interest in looking for mid-century pieces for their new home on Telegraph Hill.

vintage mid-century furniture selected for interior design of San Francisco modern home

The first treasure found in our hunt were molded plywood Prouve-style dining chairs in need of a little TLC. Powder coating the bases, touching up the wood, and reupholstering the seats will return these chairs to their former glory.

Vintage Milo Baughman armchairs selected for San Francisco home designed by California interior designer

Next up: Milo Baughman armchairs from the 1970’s! These showstoppers will feel right at home in our client’s family room with kelly green velvet upholstery and new, eco-friendly cushion inserts. Not sure how to incorporate vintage pieces into your home? Read on for our quick tips.

1. Mix in the old with the new for a look that doesn’t feel too matchy or stuck in one era. 2. Let your vintage finds become the focal point of a room. Don’t be afraid to go bold with color! 3. Use sculptural chairs and tables to add interest to rooms with minimal color and pattern.

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