Old World Style Furniture
Designing with Old World Furniture
Old world design style encompasses the quaint tradition of the eastern hemisphere. Elegant appeal is emitted from Old world design styles and can be a tribute to one or more geographical locations and cultural expressions. Design Mix Furniture works diligently to bring items into our warehouse from around the world that convey the aesthetics of the Old World.
Old world design can draw inspiration from many cultures. African, European and Asian designs are common sources of old world representation. Similarly, Japan, Madagascar and Mediterranean styles are familiar motifs in old world design. Whether you are inspired by European or far east styles, the underlying goal of designing an old world style is to create a feeling of comfort, romance and nostalgia.
Old World Colors
Rich colors are typical to crafting an old world style. Deep and regal colors, such as browns, reds, dark greens and burgundy are often found throughout an old world room. The key however, is to chose colors that are rich, yet muted to reflect the image of years of use.
Dark beige or cream colored walls make a great base to build a room around. Dark woods for trim and cabinetry give the room a richness that feels regal and comforting. Avoid polished finishes and opt for a matte finish instead, creating a distressed or worn look to compliment the styling.
Old World Furniture
Old world style furniture has a masculine appeal to it due to it's size and deep colors. The furniture tends to be large and typically features worn woods, irons and patterns. The patterns can range from geometric designs to floral patterns and stripes to complex tapestries. Utilizing the textures and colors of the fabrics in the chairs and sofas is important.
Accent tables should look aged and utilize rich woods and irons to compliment the rustic furniture. Layering patterns and textures is useful in creating an old world style. Fringe and tassels are common to furnishings and tapestries and pillows and throws add a layered effect to the furniture.
Old World Decor
The accents found in old world decor can vary greatly depending on the specific area of the east you are drawing inspiration from. Urns, vases and jars offer an opportunity to add contrasting colors and textures. The smooth and/or polished finish offsets the rustic nature of the furnishings. A variety of accents adds to the layering effect common to old world design.
The accents used in your old world decor allow you to showcase treasured antiques and unique designs. Depending on your area of inspiration, your old world accents help to tell a cultural story and reflect a personal point of view.
Finding the Perfect Old World Decor
Design Mix Furniture carries a variety of furniture and decor to compliment your old world design. Our antique furniture comes from diverse locations around the world to help you create an old world theme that suits your unique style or the style of your project.
Finding the perfect furnishing and decor at MIX is simple. Our friendly staff is knowledgeable about the origin of our furnishings and can help guide you to the pieces that will meet your needs. We go above and beyond to help you find the furnishings and/or decor you need to complete your old world design. If we do not have it in our LA warehouse, we will search until we find it for you then ship it directly to your project site.
If the pieces you're looking for are rare and difficult to find, we will employ the skilled hands of one of our artisans to replicate or custom make your desired piece specific to your needs. At MIX we strive to alleviate your stress and heighten your excitement when it comes to fulfilling your design needs.