You love the character of vintage furnishings, but with all the peeling paint, rust, and old wiring, they can be a little scary up close.
Sharena Hall’s Cake & Bell eliminates the fear factor with restored midcentury furniture (lacquered to look like new), rewired lamps and chandeliers, and perfectly polished accessories and knickknacks.
Classic campaign pieces like trunks and desks in black, white, and brights bring the ’60s to life, while carved elephant end tables with gold feet add fun to a room in need. Funky lamps, rattan furniture, and a bamboo chandelier showcase Hall’s penchant for the Palm Beach look; Mad Men-approved glass decanters, emblazoned with vodka and bourbon, come with convenient pump spouts.
Picturing that lime green chest of drawers in another shade? Hall will happily relacquer it in whatever color you desire.
See? There’s nothing to be afraid of.
Cake & Bell, 14th Street Antiques Market, 530 14th Street, Midtown (404-454-6621 or cakeandbell.com), $40-$2,400.
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