We'll be trying to answer some Design Dilemma questions we receive all the time. Here's a common one: "Dear Lucketts Store: I'm converting a spare bedroom in to a combination office / library space. I need help making the space feel cozy and lived-in. I also need some accessories to help fill the wall of bookshelves we hope to have one day. Any ideas? Sincerely, Well Read but Still Clueless"
Answer: Dear Well Read, I'm thinking that adding an antique statement piece - a great one of a kind bookcase or antique desk - can instantly make the space feel cozy. You probably already have lots of accessories around the house that you can pull into that room (pottery, glass jars, figurines, pictures), without buying a ton of new accessories. Pick a few favorites, and then switch them out every few months so the room doesn't get stale. Here are a few options from our Design Notebook. The pictures were taken at The Old Lucketts Store or our Design House and reflect items we try to find and buy up on our travels. Good Luck! Your Friends at The Old Lucketts Store.
More importantly, what vintage accessories do YOU, our readers, think are must haves for an office or library?
If you have a question for us or a Design Dilemma that you'd like help solving, please write a comment to this post and we'll try to feature it in a future blog post.