Vintage design can be tough: If you choose the wrong pieces, your home can feel “old”, rather than eclectic. But this shouldn’t scare you off from trying out the trends of the past. While we always advocate choosing the pieces you love regardless of whether or not it’s on-trend, there are a few vintage elements that are always safe choices. Read on for our favorite furniture and accessories currently for sale at Viyet that have more than withstood the test of time.
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Designer Christopher Kennedy enhances a fabulous Palm Springs home with timeless pieces that are anything but dated.
Burl wood veneers
Whether it was the chunky, sculptural tables of the ’80s or the elegant spare-lined designs of the mid-century, burl wood adds gorgeous interest. The unusual grain reads like a pattern — almost like tortoiseshell — without feeling overwhelming or dated. The burl veneer armoire by White Furniture Company is a standout storage piece that brings a slight element of drama to a bedroom.
It’s no secret that we love Lucite, along with any other types of acrylic furniture and accessories. It preserves the sight lines in a room (a particularly good quality to have when used in a smaller space), it has a sculptural look, and it’s unexpected. A small side table, like this vintage round Lucite design, is a low-risk way to try out this material in your room.
X-base benches and stools
We can’t think of a decade in which an x-base bench or stool hasn’t been popular. Vintage versions tend to have a more unique feel, making them a great choice for accent pieces. We love the graceful detail in the Italian x-form upholstered stools, which date back to the 1940s.