Bringing Home The New Traditionalists

December 18, 2018

Over the years my husband and I have tried to start collecting quality furniture pieces that will last us for years to come and transition seamlessly to whatever house or room they are placed in. Despite this, there was one item of furniture remaining in our living room that was a huge eye sore and in need of replacing - an old Ikea piece that I had used as a vanity of sorts when we lived in San Francisco. It was being used as a console table in our now living room and while it was semi-functional, it just didn’t look right and definitely stood out as being “cheap” among some of our other great vintage and antique pieces.

I was SO excited when The New Traditionalists reached out to us because we had such an amazing experience working with ducduc on our nursery dresser. What I love most about these two companies is the ability to customize pretty much anything to your liking. It didn't take me but a few seconds of browsing their site to hone in on pieces that would be perfect as a console.

When deciding on a replacement console from The New Traditionalists, I really liked the lines of the Side Table 7.2 so I used that as a starting point but borrowed dimensions from some of their console tables. I also did three drawers instead of two since it’s a decently long piece. These drawers are perfect for storing things like spare sunglasses and coasters and keep everything nicely hidden. The lower shelf is great to style with books and the like or leave empty if you have a busy toddler like myself 🙂

Since our living room already has a natural wood piece of furniture and a black painted piece, I decided to go with the “Super White” classic color for the console. We did the drawer faces in their “Fine Linen Edgecomb Grey with Brown” which is hand-painted to look like actual linen. For the hardware, I never tire of a having a little lucite throughout our house and especially like it paired with the Satin Brass finish. I have to say that the detail of the drawers is my favorite part of the whole design.

Adding this console to our house has been such a game changer and it truly transformed our living room. Not only is it absolutely beautiful but it is so functional as well. Since receiving the piece we have actually used it in two different rooms in our house and it’s amazing to see how well it can transition to a different room. This is a piece we will have and enjoy well into the future.

If you’re looking for the “perfect” piece but can’t find exactly what you’re wanting I definitely recommend working with the team at The New Traditionalists to get exactly what you want!

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