‘Interiors: Brown furniture is back. Here’s how to use it’ | The Times


Incorporating antique pieces of furniture into a modern interior scheme is right on trend. The Times‘s Victoria Brzezinski looks at how ‘old, dark pieces are shaking off their untrendy, oppressive reputation, working as a chic counterpoint to the hard lines and straight edges of more modern schemes’.

She says: “Not only is buying second-hand the best option for the environment, brown furniture also makes a welcome change after a long period of pale, minimalist, Scandi-inspired design. Buying brown adds instant gravitas to a space, and who doesn’t love the idea of a piece with instant history.”

Henriette von Stockhausen, the creative director of VSP Interiors, goes on to talk about how she loves mixing antiques with contemporary interiors. She recommends looking online at auction houses, and her favourites are Dreweatts in Berkshire or Woolley & Wallis in Wiltshire, as well as thesaleroom.com for a full list of auctions up and down the country. 

Read the full article here.