Stating the obvious here, but big houses usually have big rooms. Bigger is not always better, especially when left with a long, long, long wall space without any discernible function. A space that needs to anchor half the room, but has a footprint only 18 inches deep because it abuts the primary pathway through the room. The previous homeowners inserted a console and mirror ensemble best suited to a funeral home. Folks, please don't try this at home.
No matter the size of the room, functionality is key. The console above offers none. Now check out the solution: ten feet (!) of luscious red lacquered, antique Chinese awesomeness!
This beauty is courtesy of Antiques by Zaar — THE source for designers in search of fabulous antique Chinese and Tibetan furniture pieces. Owner Ruth Olbrych has the goods, the experience and the knowledge. Nothing excites a room like an antique so lovely it could be custom! Antiques are key players when working toward a mix of periods and styles in any space. Chinese antiques in particular are an affordable choice to bring that feeling of collected-over-time to a newly decorated room. With an exciting range of colors and patterns, Chinese and Tibetan antiques case goods mix happily with other wood tones and Oriental rugs.
If you would like help blending antique Chinese furniture into your home, email Ruth or myself. We'd love to help!