When to Add Vintage or Reclaimed?
It’s the green thing to do. Re-use or resurrect an old discarded item and invigorate new life and purpose into it. When does it make sense to use a reclaimed item in your design scheme? Surprisingly, the answer is almost always. For instance, many of the reclaimed materials go well with a modern and clean look. The naturalness of the material compliments a simple design. In a more traditional kitchen setting, a large whitewash root bowl or platter suggests fresh ingredients. Most importantly, find a reclaimed or vintage item that evokes a strong positive reaction inside of you and you’ll be happy to see it as walk into the room.
Here are some examples of materials mixing in various environments.
Reclaimed wood beams shaped into an ideal end table in this contemporary living room.
Source: Room and Board.
Product Name: Reclaimed Timber Table/Stool
This classic distressed Adirondack elegantly charms the front porch of any Martha’s Vineyard estate or the backyard of the bungalow in Santa Monica.
Source: Sundance Catalog
Name: Distressed Adirondack chair and footstool
Price: $595.00 + $225.00
A creative graphic company who took workplace recycling to a whole new level. This collaborative work table, a combination of reclaimed wood and materials, was built onsite.
Source: Parilament, A Creative company, Portland Oregon
WATER CLOSET LOCK
A vintage Vacant lock on a newly remodeled bathroom adds a flair of craftsmanship.
Source: Willow and Stone (Internet only)
Product: Vacant Engaged Lock, in Three different finishes
Price: Apprx $100 USD. Sold and shipped from England.