Will and I have been talking recently about wanting to add more antiques to our house and trying to prioritize which inexpensive pieces we’d like to upgrade over time (like the media console in our living room, for instance). We both love the look of wood furniture and collected decor yet we have currently have very little of either. When I stumbled upon a new-to-me Instagram account featuring an absolutely stunning home filled with a mix of antiques and new pieces, I texted Will immediately and said, “THIS is what my dream house looks like.” And he agreed!
Heather Strommen is the self-taught designer and mom of four behind the interiors-focused Instagram account Sweet Shady Lane as well as the Vignette Box, an assortment of her favorite styling pieces delivered in one beautiful box. She’s a fellow Nantucket lover and every detail in her family’s home Mona Bina (meaning “home for all”) on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota speaks to that classic east coast style we know and love! I know next to nothing about antiques so it’s been fun to admire her various collections (antique sailboats, seascape paintings, seashell boxes) and see how she restyles them from room to room.
I’ve been doing a little antique and vintage browsing on Chairish, Etsy, and One Kings Lane (I’ll round up some vintage finds as well as new pieces that have a similar feel at the end of the post!) but I’d love to hear if you have any tips for finding antiques or favorite sites to scope out. And if you follow any design accounts similar to Heather’s, PLEASE share in the comments!
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