Q: I'm moving to a co-op I purchased in a week. I inherited four pieces of Counterpoint furniture by Drexel from my grandmother, which I would like to use in my bedroom. She purchased them in the late 1950's and they're still in great shape. I'll tell you now that I'm not very good with interior design or color theory, but I appreciate a room that's well put together. I have a bachelor's chest (three drawers), a wide dresser (pictured), a headboard (pictured), and a box-type piece with a lid. My problem is:
I need a bed frame, a tall dresser for my fiance and two side tables for each side of the bed. This collection is apparently very rare and valuable, so I'm not up for looking for the other pieces from the same collection and I don't want to modify them at all. (I also know that all of my furniture in the same room should probably not match exactly.) I'm wondering: should I look for the pieces I need from the same era, or a similar style, or a different finish? I was thinking I could look for darker finished pieces of the same type of wood with a similar style, but I don't trust myself because of my lack of experience.
I really appreciate any input at all and I'm looking forward to reading your responses.
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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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