While there are so many contemporary retailers offering beautiful furnishings and accessories, I sometimes like to shop for vintage pieces, too. Going the vintage or antique route has so many benefits, particularly at this point in time, where so many furniture delays continue to exist due to supply chain issues. Even before the pandemic hit, though, I always loved scoring secondhand pieces for a number of reasons, which I’ll share below. Here are the main reasons why I always appreciate vintage pieces.
Most likely, if you find a vintage piece, you won’t happen to know anyone else who has the same exact one. This is excellent if you’re someone who likes to veer beyond the same handful of brands that are having a major moment. Vintage pieces are full of character and personality and tell a story. They’ll always be instant conversation starters when guests stop by your home!
Contro Sideboard by Paolo Buffa, Italy Circa 1950s