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”.
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.
Take some picks from this selection, and you’ll be well on your way to putting together a room that’s retro and timeless at once. Start with the accessories: the sculptural, bone china bottles, sleek cherry-bark boxes, and polygon mirrors all possess an organic-inspired, midcentury-modern feel. Or take the retro look in a Euro direction with a Swiss heraldic shield, some vintage English shoe trees, or colorful Swedish bottles — or channel Hemingway with a vintage typewriter.
To assemble this selection of home accents, we took our inspiration from the past. From rustic, reclaimed bins and boxes, to found military binoculars, to a vintage English saddle, each piece comes from (or evokes) a time when craftsmanship was king and details truly mattered. Mix and match a few pieces for an artful, collected-over-time look.