Vintage Furnishing for Today
Tour a home that has a new take on the classics
The Ikea light fixture next to the bed is customized with a tassel.
Next: An armoire that went from plain to polished.
Rethink the classics
Resources: Ritva curtains ($30 for pair), Skimra lamp shade (tassel added by homeowner; $6.99), and Alvine Strå quilt cover ($40) from Ikea.
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A custom red-and-white bench complements the dark sheen of a revamped Ikea birch armoire.
Next: See a piece of furniture from an influential interior decorator.
A 1950s Dorothy Draper chest is a nod to De Vargas's design hero.
Next: Colorful lamps make an impact.
Resources: Ung Drill frame with mirror from Ikea ($25).
Red powder-coated lamps by Moth Design bring color continuity to the entry.
Next: Ideas for achieving a modernized classic style.
Resources: Coral table lamps from Moth Design ($1,285 each; 818/906-9992). Trail Print paint from Behr (item 790F-6).
Refresh your decor by updating old items and mixing in new ones.