Decorate with inexpensive antique furniture and accessories to add character to your space.
Some of the best bargains in home shopping are discovered at roadside flea markets and antique fairs. Ex-Torontonians Alistair Green and Lesley Hinder have a London home that is full of finds that they have repainted, refinished, retiled and reupholstered, for instance. The Spanish Art Deco tub chairs, the focal point of this room, were found in a junk shop and rebuilt and reupholstered with a painterly floral fabric. The Swedish grandfather clock was found at an antiques dealer, as were the coffee table and chandelier. Consider frugal vintage furnishings if you have a keen eye for design, a love of treasure hunting, lots of patience and an interest in makeover projects.
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