In recent years, our tastes have been craving cleaner, more minimal, blonde wood and Scandinavian inspired interiors. Antique furniture often referred in the industry as ‘brown’ has not been in fashion for many years however it is making a comeback. Are we beginning to see a backlash to simple white lines and flat pack furniture?
Auction houses and antique dealers are highlighting the fact that due to the current trend for Scandinavian design, it is an amazing time to buy into original furniture and many interior designers are taking advantage of this and incorporating pieces into their designs.
Maximalist / Dark interiors is a direction that is picking up pace. It is possibly a revolt against the white paired back Scandinavian style that has been at the forefront of design in recent years. Using pieces of antique furniture within our home can add gravitas; there is a uniqueness in each piece chosen. Going forward, a key focus for design is individuality and we are paying particular interest to what is influencing our choices. Campaigns such as ‘buy local’ and ‘shop small’ are also fueling this trend as we look to supporting local businesses and consider how our shopping habits are affecting the environment.
Here is some ‘brown furniture’ inspiration …