Category Archives: Furniture

Interior Design Trends 2023: What’s In “Styyle”?

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What should we do to keep up with 2023 interior design trends? For starters, we must acknowledge that trends shift year to year. It is impossible to constantly chase the latest interior design trend predictions. Before you replace furniture or hire contractors, take stock in your beloved areas of the home. Become Your Own Interior […]

Antique Chess Table: Rich with History, Ready for Play

19th Century Biedermeier Marquetry Chess Table- top view with chess figurines- Styylish

Antique chess tables have an undeniable charm. Chess is just one of the many games that inspired antique game tables. These pieces are frequently finely crafted and feature remarkable details. You might have had a dedicated table for checkers and backgammon, too. But chess antiques have stood apart from other game tables for much of […]

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Antique Sideboard

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As far as antique furniture goes, there are few pieces as exclusively versatile as an antique sideboard buffet. Today, we are going to challenge our imaginations and travel back in time to when antique sideboards first developed. From simple medieval boards to adorned display shelving, the sideboard developed in many styles and with many functions. […]

The Performative Power of the Antique Etagere

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The antique etagere, like all antique furniture, rose out of its time. Combining a shelf and a side table, storage and style, an etagere is one of the most flexible objects you can bring into your space. As we delve into its history, we must first consider 18th-century France as a cultural epoch. Artistic developments […]

Laser Sharp: The Art of Michael Mittelman

This week, Styylish had the privilege to chat with Michael Mittelman about his creative process, influences, and passion for marrying digital and analog modes of making. If you find yourself lucky enough to ask him about his creative process, you’d find the start of many of Mittelman’s ideas around 2am, turning over in his head […]

Groundbreaking Century: 19th Century Furniture Styles 

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The 1800s were a period of major transformation in Europe, that saw upheavals in political systems, social organization, and the development of distinct 19th-century furniture styles and artwork. There were radical changes across rural and urban landscapes, in the lifestyles of the wealthiest elites and the most impoverished communities. Europe experienced major wars and ongoing […]

Not Just a Sidekick: Antique Side Tables, Center Stage

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While stylistic preferences vary widely from person to person, something is certain: you’ll always find use for a beloved antique side table. Known by a myriad of names and having witnessed many uses in its rich history, the side table is an undeniable classic. In today’s blog, we will delve into the origins of the […]

The Cylinder Desk: From Baroque to Biedermeier

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There is perhaps no object more elegant than an antique cylinder desk. The cylinder desk is a writing desk, with a cylindrically-shaped frontispiece (or “cylinder top”) that opens to reveal a writing surface and storage area. There are a few adaptations to this desk, and the style ultimately offers both practical and aesthetic benefits. In today’s […]

French Country Antiques: From Louis XIII to Now

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There is an enduring appeal to French country antiques. Also called “provincial style,” the simple, rustic elegance of the period remains popular in homes throughout the world today. It is easy to appreciate the style’s casual elegance; an effect created by rustic qualities joined with sophisticated details. Read on to learn about the origins of […]

Timeless Designs: Art Deco vs Mid-Century Modern

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It is incredibly valuable to be able to distinguish styles from one another while admiring furniture, artwork, or architecture. Whether this affects your purchases or just personal taste, there is something you can learn about yourself just by browsing! That’s why we’re focusing on Art Deco vs Mid-Century Modern. Two fundamental 20th-century styles, that are essential […]