Europe2you founders Joe and Stacy Borocz roam the Continent collecting antique pottery, furniture, and home and garden objets d’art to sate the desires of savvy clients who are looking for sustainable, rustically chic furnishings. Standout found objects include lazy susans, wine racks, accent tables and more – each bestselling Demijon Cloche, for instance, is made out of a repurposed wine bottle from the turn of the century: cracked bottles that would otherwise be discarded are painstakingly halved, with the top reinvented as a bell jar that you can use to cover appetisers, or as a terrarium – truly underscoring the meaning of “vintage”.
To create a rustic, industrial look that doesn't leave your home feeling like a factory (or a farm), you'll need to deploy a combination of materials. For example, hang a metal pendant light over a table set with wood-handled knives and a milk jug filled with flowers. Or, in a seating area, accent a walnut bookcase with zinc-framed mirrors, glass canisters, and a mercury glass vase. The magic is in the mix.
With the Games upon us, we’re reminded of how much we love London for so many reasons — not the least of which is its classic-yet-dandy design sensibility. Here, we’ve got everything from furnishings (from an elegantly simple gray-wool club chair to benches and sofas emblazoned with the Union Jack) to whimsical accents (who doesn’t need a “British Invasion Dust Pan”)? You’ll also find lighting, rugs, and some oh-so-British nibbles like sticky toffee pudding.
The best British interiors never look “done”; Anglophile style is all about effortless layering. To replicate the look in your own home, build vignettes one at a time. For example, pair a rustic leather chair with a few hunting portraits and Chinoiserie. Or mix pewter barware, vintage saddles, and Victorian urns. Top it off with a Union Jack, and you've got <i>Downton Abbey</i> — with a 21st-century twist.
Unique and handmade: Those two words apply to all the lighting options in this sale. We've collected a wide range of styles, from naturalistic and contemporary (like Jamie Young's oblong Twisted Vine lamp), to traditional elegance (such as Zentique's offerings, all on pottery bases). Or why not customize your own lamp with Europe2You? They offer a selection of jute shades you can pair with hand-blown recycled glass bases crafted from vintage wine jug molds.