EntryFarmhouse Entry, Boston
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Style tip: Rethink heirlooms. This table from a Paris flea market is so interesting — and it may very well be that your children or grandchildren will covet it more than a traditional box of fancy china. And regardless of whether you have kids, wouldn’t it be nice to own things that are bound to keep or increase their value?
Make a statement with one unique piece. This part from an antique French scale was transformed into a stunning piece of furniture with a simple board across the top. An antique or reclaimed piece like this will show guests your creativity right off the bat.
And then there's industrial salvage. I have no idea what this piece originally was, but its color, scale, weight and weathered texture make it the star of this entry hall. It's sculptural and mysterious and makes me curious. Did it come from an old, dusty Victorian factory? Or was it a set piece in a post-apocalyptic movie? This is a great example of opening your mind and your home to new/old possibilities.
7. Repurposed furnishings. Gears, mechanical devices, work pieces, valves, gears, tile and hardware are just a few of the nonstructural elements salvaged from old factories. Their robust construction makes for incredible, creative furnishing opportunities. Get this look: Salvaged industrial elements and old factory pieces look great when mixed with other design styles or just on their own. Try tipping an old gear over on its side and top it with a piece of glass for an impromptu side table, or simply put a collection of old tools out on display. More: So Your Style Is: Industrial