Your attempts at home redesign typically involve the assembly-required contents of a cardboard box and matchy department store accessories.
Upgrade from futon territory with a trip to Vintage Now. Kerri Farragut and Amy Tyrrell set up shop in a former pasta factory, displaying upscale housewares ($12-$2,200) against a bare-bones backdrop of exposed pipes and concrete flooring.
Hit an upcoming open house or make an appointment to peruse Farragut’s aqua accents (glasses, pitchers, and a Buddha lamp) and Tyrrell’s midcentury finds. Both ladies gravitate toward shiny objects, so there’s no shortage of silver candelabras and gilded vases.
The antique French chairs, affordable tableware, and sweetly embroidered guest towels are pretty on their own, but prearranged vignettes allow you to envision the whole package in your own abode.
Looks like you’ve finally nailed it.
Vintage Now, 910 East Main Street, suite b, Norristown (610-633-1933 or vintage-now.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Vintage Now