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VINTAGE makes a Resurgence in Decor

At Pilgrim’s Cottage we embrace time honored furniture pieces, but incorporate those stables in with modern home needs. We are starting to see the interest in wood furniture return to the stage with the quality that earlier manufacturers had in construction. Blending painted pieces with solid wood is accepted. You will see a beautiful Eastlake dresser that may have a damaged surface top painted in a complimenting color. Likewise, a maple Broyhill dresser from the 1960’s being paired with a painted wicker mirror.



One thing we're starting to see is more of a nod to vintage and traditional detailing — things like spooled legs, spindles, and other things we saw in furnishings from the 1800s and early 1900s. These items that may have been thought of as “grandma’s furniture” are brought in as an accent to create interest.


Floral patterns have been around for years and you will continue to see the pretty pattern but with a much more modern flair. Using sporadic floral splashes to add beauty to a room can soften the overall look or add boldness in some cases.






An emerging design trend is an appreciation of patina and age. Patina being the word given to the surface look of an item with regards to wear. In addition to more vintage furniture, expect to see this played out in color trends such as clay and terracotta, as well as decorative items such as earthenware and ceramics. Natural fibers are increasing in popularity as well, such as wicker, rattan and bamboo.


One of our favorite trends of this year is the appreciation of old artwork. Artwork such as the examples we have shown here, remind us of times gone by and make for visual aids to our history. Whether that is a whimsical print or the portraits of a long forgotten relatives. With respect to artwork, books with beautiful covers depicting the past are also coveted treasures for decorating.

Bringing history into your home and blending those elements with today’s treasures is what we do well at Pilgrim’s Cottage. For if we lose touch with the past, how can we possibly appreciate the future?


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