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Settling in: 5 vintage furniture items to invest in

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When it comes to the home, forever pieces are where our hearts really lie. A larger price tag, but much longer payoff, selecting the right vintage piece to carry with you from space-to-space can often be the most rewarding. Think of it like collecting, and the fun never ends. Instead of sticking to a polished theme of brand-new pieces, let the sentimentality of worn-goods wash over you, and choose something with history. Below, we're rounding up our five favourite vintage furniture items to invest in, with the guidance of our favourite interior designers.

The Cesca chair

 

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A classic for a reason. The Cesca chair is both sleek and interesting in shape. Here, Tamsin Johnson uses mismatched colours to off-set the uniformity of a regular dining setting. The Cesca is a staple vintage piece and the gift that keeps on giving.

Vintage lamps

 

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Nothing adds character like a lamp that very few others have. Pictured, is a pleated floor lamp. For those looking for floor lamps, make sure they are big enough to stand up to the space they are going in.

Statement couches

 

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While IKEA's prices are tempting, a forever couch is a sound investment. While you may not be able to afford a vintage Mario Bellini Camaleonda, look for strong lines, fun shades, and textures like linen, boucle and velvet and let them do the talking.

Stone dining table

 

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Nothing says forever like something set in stone. Tables bring people together, so why not dine around one you truly love. Marble, fossil, or stone, playing heavily on our hearts forever.

A memorable chair

 

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A piece to remember. Curl up with a book, drink endless cups of tea or glasses of wine, fall asleep while watching a film, these are the moments that a good chair leaves you with. Nothing says it more like a vintage piece that carries a wealth of history.

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