The slightly-battered, old timey look is all over Brooklyn right now; it’s difficult to find a cafe or restaurant that isn’t decked out with ye olde fixtures and fittings.
And it works. It creates an immediately homey vibe, especially in the kitchen where this sort of patina suggests a hand-me-down from Grandma or interesting travels through the countryside of Provence.
If you don’t have a doting, hoarder for a Grandmother or the air miles to get to France, then these items may help you fake it.
Melbourne-based importer This…Design and Living have gone with a “vintage farmhouse” feel for their 2012 collection. Here’s some lovely pieces. My fav is the twine dispenser – to save my junk draw from being tangled up in string.