Furniture Friday: Jacques Carcanagues Inc.
It’s time to
switch it up….out with the armoirs and tall boys, and in with the trunks and chests!
Today’s Furniture Friday is all about Jacques Carcanagues Inc. A fabulous company whose furniture has a serious worldly feel – as you all know my love for ethnic furniture runs deep, and this stuff is no exception.
I fell head-over-heels for these apothecary chests and chunky (treasure?) trunks. I’ve been craving working on an interior that I could experiment with different pieces in for a while now…like flipping a tribal drum on its side and using it as a side table, or taking a vintage set of leather suitcases and turning them into a coffee table (similar to what I wrote about in THIS POST). I’ve seen apothecary chests popping up more frequently (Elle Decor has featured them and so has Pottery Barn) and I am hoping this isn’t just a passing trend.
Don’t forget that it’s easy (and fun!) to blend modern and traditional pieces, so long as you maintain balance. Add one or two worldly pieces into your contemporary space to add visual interest, just be sure to choose a conversation piece that matches other furniture in terms of scale, proportion and colour.
Ooooh I just LOVE apothecary chests. All the tiny drawers – they make me feel like starting a new collection of small treasures (like marbles, beach glass or antique figurines).
Here are some examples on how to integrate ethnic pieces into a contemporary space. I love this look by interior designer, Marie Olsson Nylander (it’s actually her private residence as well!). She balances worldly furniture with bright, vibrant, contemporary colours…you can too!
Here’s a few more photos of how to incorporate apothecary chests into your space:
If you’re a fan of mixing ethnic and contemporary furniture and accessories, let me know! I’d love to see your take on an eclectic design style (and would be happy to update this post with a photo of your space).
Hope you enjoyed seeing some Jacques Carcanagues Inc. pieces.
All furniture photos courtesy of Jacques Carcanagues Inc. Click HERE to visit the official website.