For a long time now, I have loved furniture in unorthodox spaces. The kind of spaces that often dictate where your chairs should be set and linens should be laid. That you can only store platters and plates in cupboards and buffets. I find I am inspired daily to challenge these notions of functionality and what gives a space purpose.
Charming Storage Solutions For The Dining Room
Rattan Serving Cart- A fluid design storage solution
Trolley carts are such a versatile storage unit, as you can constantly keep changing the items on them, based on your usage at the time. They are visually beautiful when layered with coloured prints and fabrics, and are so handy when hosting guests over for a luncheon or dinner party! You will find the carts to be super lightweight, so transporting them from indoors to outdoors is a breeze!
Antique Dresser- A fixed storage solution
An antique chest of drawers is a plentiful way to store more than just your linens and entertaining cutlery. It houses those seasonal decor oddities, from tea towels to Christmas platters, candleholders, and table runners, that would normally wind up in a box in storage somewhere cluttered.
I would love an antique dresser but they are too expensive!
Would you believe me if I told you it took a good two years into owning our house, before I stumbled across this investment piece? Etsy, Ebay, Gumtree (if you are in Australia) and Facebook Market place, are great places to start to familiarise yourself with purchasing an antique. To know how much is too much for what someone is selling, and to know how much, if any, work is involved in restoring the piece back to working condition.
I can't tell you how many hours a week I spend browsing these sites for any rareities that may cross my eye. In addition, the more Instagram accounts with Etsy or antique stores that I follow, the more my search broadens to sellers with quality items on offer for reasonable prices. Although I still love spending hours on a rainy Sunday at our local Antique Bazaar, nothing beats online vintage shopping from the comfort of your home!