Some of the most interesting and well designed spaces in a home have a mix of decor styles and eras. I like to call this mix “Antique Chic”. If everything in your space you can buy right now by walking into your local chain store, it’s time to add to the design by incorporating vintage and antique items. This will bring depth and personality to your room. Don’t you love when someone asks you where you bought something and you have a cool story behind it? That’s what we call a conversation starter – and that’s what you should look for when shopping on Bidsquare.
I’ve told you a little about Bidsquare before, in this post about how to use vintage Hermes scarves as interior decor for your home. But now they are even more relevant for when it comes to finding that unique side table, mirror, cabinet or vase that will really define your space. Think of Bidsquare as an amalgamation of different auction houses around the country, all providing you- wherever you are- the opportunity to bid and shop for that special item at home. They are the perfect site to source the Antique Chic look. If you are on the hunt for a vintage mid-century chair, a chinoiserie vase or an ornate gilded mirror, they will most likely have it since there are new auctions popping up every day.
Let’s start looking at some Antique Chic rooms for inspiration, shall we? Notice the mix of mid century mod items with older, more ornate pieces. The warmth of heavily burled wood combined with the shine of glass and suppleness of leather. Pick out your fave and we can play Antique + Antique = Chic next!
Now let’s show you how to get the Antique Chic look in your own home!
How fun is this? I could just play this game all day! Beyond the 18 items you see above there are tons and tons more available on the site. Are you looking for an Eames leather recliner? Bidsquare has 2. Burl wood cabinets? Tons. Le Corbusier arm chairs? Yup. Vintage Kilims? In every color.
Here’s a reminder as to how to shop on Bidsquare!
- To bid in an auction a first time Bidsquare user must first register on Bidsquare here: https://auctions.bidsquare.com/signup. Once you register you can add items to your wishlist just like any shopping site and search keywords you want to receive alerts on.
- Every time you want to bid in a different auction, you must register for the auction. Once you register for the auction, you’ll be approved by the auction house to bid. You will receive a confirmation email.
- Register. Then either browse the list of auctions that are currently live or search a specific item by typing it into the search box. When you like something, add it to your watchlist to receive updates and know when the sale is on!