September 7, 2011

Blast From the Past

I love looking through my books of magazine clippings. Some date as far back as 1985, and a few are even older than that. Are the looks still in? Most are not, but a few of the designs have withstood the test of time. I thought it would be fun to share these photos with you to see if you agree.

This lovely chest of drawers is a clipping without a date, but I know the book it came out of dates back at least 5 years. Does it pass the test? Would you consider putting this piece - provided it was a style you liked - in your entry? My vote is yes. I wouldn't change a thing. In fact, a chest of drawers is one of the most versatile pieces of furniture you can own. And it's a smart addition to an entry where mail, the dog's leash, hats, and mittens can be stored away and out of sight, but within reach.

Consider adding a small chest to any room of the house - for linens in the bath, as a TV and media center in the den, as a bar in the living room, or to keep office supplies in style in a home office.

Image scanned, magazine unknown

3 comments:

diane said...

this looks like it came out of a country home today proving that good style is forever. And I so agree with you on using a chest in the home...I have one in my entry and it holds cloth napkins and placemats as well as candles and tea lights.

Friolina Fancy Designs said...

It’s beautiful, I love furniture with that particular shade of brown, I think this style is ageless and would look great in fifty or more years to come.

Kimberly Merritt said...

More great ideas, Diane. And I agree, Friolina, this piece is timeless.