Other than the wallpaper + carpet, the room is original to this home's 1989 roots. At 25 years of age, it's officially vintage.
I've always loved the simple structural design of its hardware. And I love how the originally shiny brass finish has developed a warm patina over the years.
But this wall has always bothered me. Being long, in a narrow room, I've never found a suitable piece to fill its expanse.
That was until I stumbled across this beauty in a quasi-authentic antiques shop in a tiny little town. As soon as I saw it I knew it was perfect, down to the smallest detail.
I couldn't believe how similar its style was to the hardware already in the space.
It was meant to be.
Yep... Score! You can image my expression as I threw down the cash and ran out the door.
I can't tell you how many times I've found great authentic pieces in those little shops. I've learned to forgo 15 minutes of my road trip in order to run through because, you just never know.