Tattered but Treasured
Use flea-market finds and the things you already own to add timeless style to your home.
Don't Overdo It
The secret to mixing old and new is discovering affordable cast-off pieces whose character and patina temper the new and shiny. To create a graceful mix, identify stylistic "anchors" for a room: pieces that you'll use every day. This homeowner took rusted washstands designed for a hospital, polished them up, added plumbing and turned them into bathroom sinks.