If you aren’t aware of the Catchpole and Rye story, we come from a tradition of antique and beautiful bath ware, created and cultivated for the modern day. That means we know a little something about taking something old and showcasing its true beauty. We live in a trend-led world, so when you find something truly beautiful that is built to last, it needs to be fully appreciated.
We live in a trend-led world, so when you find something truly beautiful that is built to last, it needs to be fully appreciated.
That means not hiding your beautiful silverware in the cupboard or your heritage piece in its safety deposit box. Whether you have inherited a beautiful heirloom, or unearthed an antique find whilst browsing the markets, it is a skill to be able to incorporate it seamlessly into your décor.
An increasing appreciation for timeless pieces and an air of downplayed elegance has led to a fabulous resurgence of vintage interior love. How best can you weave your antique pieces into your home (and Instagram feed!)?
Tell a Story.
Antiques do not have to live with other antiques; you are not building a time capsule. Instead, tell a story. You can connect items from the same era, but why not weave a tale throughout time by matching antiques with their modern brethren. Look for the beautiful and the unusual. Pair two or three together to showcase the variety. Alternatively, colour match – you can draw the eye with strong visual shade relationships.
Why not weave a tale throughout time by matching antiques with their modern brethren. Look for the beautiful and the unusual.
Avoid clutter; instead, tailor the collection to your style. Whether stately home, warehouse loft, or something a little more petite, keep the items full of personality but personal to your decor.
Consider your décor and match accordingly. If you are displaying alongside modern items then think about the practicality of your piece. For example, silverware is ideal for a table flat lay, perfect for housing your breakfast jam or dining sauces.
Items do not need to be displayed on the walls to be appreciated; try lining the interior of a drawer with silk scarves or use antique cups to house your jewellery.
Store/display for inspiration.
We house a beautiful selection of antique taps for inspiration on a stunning vintage sideboard at our headquarters. The vintage and antique pieces offer wonderful inspiration and allows us to appreciate the evolution of design.
Traditional curio cases of old have slipped from style, but do keep fragile items safe and select sturdier items for your popular areas. You could consider a lucite box, or store a piece inside your coffee table – perfect for a conversation starter.
Antique books, letters, vintage magazines and art pieces are all perfect to create a framed collage to brighten up unused wall spaces. They make perfect décor for a staircase that might otherwise be troublesome. If you have a vintage collection of letters from family, these make a wonderfully personal display.
Talk to us!
We believe that to create something truly original, you must first fully understand the past. That is why we dedicate ourselves to taking the very best from antique and classic design and translate this into the beautiful modern bathroom pieces you see today. To find out more, visit our projects page here.