The New Old Home

Antiques Diva Italy Tour

Dear Diva Readers,

top: 5px; float: left; color: white; background: #781300; border: 1px solid darkkhaki; font-size: 80px; line-height: 70px; padding-top: 1px; padding-right: 5px; font-family: times;”>While shopping in a secret antique source outside of Florence this summer with clients on an tours/”>Antiques Tour I was utterly smitten with the staging of the showroom behind the salvage yard. I thought this bathroom was a wonderful example of how you could make an new house feel old simply by using architectural salvage pieces and antiques. In this instance the copper tub is antique – by positioning it in the center of the newly built showroom it makes you feel as if you are stepping into another time and place. The bold blue wall conjures images of exotic islands in the Mediterranean and the gorgeous gilt antique frames act as art – there’s no need for a painting in them! The piece de la resistance is the marble baptismal along the far wall. It could easily be converted into a sink or fountain. This room works not only because of all the symmetry but also because of the combination of antiques and repurposed items. Decorating in this way is really my passion and I love helping clients find those special pieces that they can use in their own homes!

Ciao ciao,
The Antiques Diva®

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