Spring Furniture Trends

The weather is finally warming up and that means we have this year's spring furniture trends! We are also very excited to announce our exclusive collection that will be featured on One Kings Lane! SWI Vintage has been carefully curating dozens of pieces of furniture, designing everything from the lacquer all the way down to the matching decorative accessories. The collection will be one complete … [Read more...]

Vintage Buffet Makeover

This week we have a vintage buffet makeover! After a short hiatus and a big move we're back with more beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces that you won't find anywhere else. We started with a natural European-style buffet with beautiful carvings, detailing and hardware. We absolutely adore the fretwork and ribbon motifs on this piece and decided to accentuate some with gold. For the body we pick a … [Read more...]

Vintage Leather Top Side Tables Makeover

We are very excited to share a vintage leather top side table makeover. When we purchased them they were terribly outdated and definitely needed a new coat of paint. (Sorry about the quality of the picture, it was the only one we snapped.) We love the leather tops on these side tables and decided to keep them just how they were. The shape of the tables is unique is well with 2 different … [Read more...]

Vintage Ficks Reed Desk & Chair Makeover

Our navy pieces are flying out the door faster than we can paint them. So when we stumbled upon this outdated Ficks Reed desk and matching chair (so rare to find a matching chair nowadays) we knew that it would look spectacular in old navy. The desk and chair were in desperate need of a new layer of paint and the cushion had to go. We also wanted the faux-bamboo detailing to be showcased with a … [Read more...]

White Wednesday: Vintage Chinoiserie Furniture

Our obsession for white furniture runs deep here at SWI Vintage. As we mentioned earlier in our blog, brown furniture is out. So we came up with the idea to dedicate every Wednesday to helping you bring beautiful vintage white furniture into your home. This week we were inspired by Mary McDonald's luxurious study. “A well-designed room should beckon you, make you feel welcome and wanting a little … [Read more...]

Vintage Console Table Makeover

Every where we look we're seeing white furniture. From chairs and coffee tables to sofas and mirrors. It is safe to say that brown is out. So we decided to take this outdated mahogany chippendale-style table and bring it back to life. The fretwork, lattice and other detailing on this piece really caught our eye. We decided that a layer of white lacquer would really draw out every little detail … [Read more...]

Indigo Accents and Vintage Furniture

Indigo is a deep, rich, bold and elegant color. What else can we say, we love it! It adds instant drama to any outfit, room, or piece of furniture. Indigo ikat print and chambray are some of the most popular looks right now, and this color is perfect for transitioning between summer and fall (not that we are ready for that yet!) Here are some shots of indigo that inspired us. House … [Read more...]