Combining Antiques Modern Interior – Houzz website asked the advice of Wallrocks recently on how to incorporate antiques into a modern environment in an article which we think give some great visual examples of how to incorporate antique furniture of all styles and genres into modern environments. Take a look at their antique room photos for some inspiration.
Combining antiques is an art, and happily it is an art that can be learned and is well worth the effort of doing so. They enhance a room, lend soul to a space and ensure the room has a level of quality and integrity perhaps hard to achieve when the space uses modern products along. Above everything, antiques generally create a sense of proportion.
Houzz experts share their views on the antiques market, changing tastes and the place of antique furniture and tricks for combining antiques in a modern interior in today’s homes.
“Nothing fills an idle afternoon more enjoyably for many people than a browse through auction sale rooms. It opens interesting doors, not only into people’s lives and homes, but also into taste trends in furniture. Many auction houses handle the contents of deceased estate and judging by some surprisingly low sale prices, it’s clear there’s a type of antique and heirloom furniture nobody values anymore. These items, either bought decades ago as investment pieces or inherited from previous generations, often end up either under the hammer for a song or passed in. Houzz experts share their views on the antiques market, changing tastes and the place of antique furniture in today’s homes.
Generalising about the antiques market is a risky business, according to Jessica Wallrock from Wallrocks antiques dealers, who is also a member of the AAADA (Australian Antique & Art Dealers Association). “Not all antiques are high quality, beautiful or valuable,” she says. “There’s a vast array of styles, each suitable to a different context. A lack of understanding, particularly in the Australian market, has led to a belief that all antique furniture is the same.”
Professional opinions from:
Jessica Wallrock from Wallrocks, AAADA & CINOA
Jodie Cooper from Jodie Cooper Design
Barbara Hamilton from Hamilton+Mccabe Design Associates