Antique + Current Form New Design

Thursday, January 5, 2012

When you see what was once considered a vintage "one-off" type item turn up in the pages of home furnishings catalogs, with an abundance of stock available, for me, its a sign that the catalog companies have jumped on board a design trend. Take for example the Railroad Cart Coffee Table, which at first appeared scattered around antique shops but soon found a home in the pages of Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, and others....  tweaked a little in form, but remaining true to its design concept.

My latest sighting is a light fixture that takes influence from something antique in design & current to today's style. Pottery Barn's (the catalog arrived in yesterday's mail) latest chandelier, Elena Wood Beaded Chandelier, takes its roots from the traditional French Empire style and folds in the beaded detail from the chandeliers of interior designer Marjorie Skouras.

Traditional French Empire Style Chandelier
Image Elle Decor

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