When guests visit, vintage cutlery and flatware transform a dining table into a decorative centrepiece. For a first impression with flair, add a hint of exotic to your entryway with Asian antiques, or keep it continental with elegant silverware and tea sets proudly presented in a display cabinet. To show off your softer side, introduce textures and colours with vintage soft furnishings, such as pre-1930s linens and textiles, or turn your hallway into a gallery with decorative arts such as porcelain figurines and pictures in antique frames.
For outside, antique railings and gates have a traditional appearance that make a picture-perfect frame for a pretty flower garden. An antique lamp or lantern easily brightens up a front porch or back deck. It's easy to bring the outside inside with vintage vases and pots filled with freshly cut flowers. Whether you're introducing retro styling to an urban pad or trying to capture a bygone age by enhancing the rustic charm of a country cottage, it has never been easier to find the antiques and collectibles that turn your house into a home.