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3 Tips to Shopping for Antiques from Chad James

3 Tips to Shopping for Antiques from Chad James

Do you want to add a little touch of elegance to your home? Antiques are a great way to start. Whether you have a modern condo or a classic Victorian dwelling, antiques are always a great way to add layered style to any southern home. With help from Tennessee based Interior Designer, Chad James, we have tips to shopping for antiques.A�

According to James, ” There is nothing more thrilling than finding treasures in obscure places. As someone who enjoys juxtaposition, adding antiques into a modern home has a way of bringing the look to fruition. People want to be around things they enjoy and that are comfortable. It is important to collect and surround yourself with things you love and make you feel warm and happy inside.”

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3 Tips to Shopping for Antiques from Chad James

1. When shopping for antiques, you need to buy what you absolutely love. Dona��t stress about its function or where youa��ll place the collectible; youa��ll find a home for your new treasure.

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2. Buy antiques that evoke emotion. Items that remind you of a happy moment in your life and make you feel something. Antiques already have so much history embedded in them, why not create and add to the backstory of your new find!

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Photo by Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

3. One can never go wrong with a beautiful antique chest; they go with any room you add them to!

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Photo by Alyssa Rosenheck Photography
Photo by Daniel Hunley

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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