Shopping for Vintage Wood Credenzas

*Note:  This post relates the space I am decorating for the One Room Challenge.  To get caught up from the beginning, check out this post. *

After doing my initial evaluation of the soon-to-be Gentleman’s Bachelor Pad, I knew an essential piece in the living room would be a credenza.  Some thing super handsome will lots of storage.  It would be the first thing you see when you walk in the door so I wanted it to set the tone for the home.  This is the wall where it will go…

credenza wall before

When I began searching for credenzas, I knew for sure I wanted something vintage and I wanted something wood.   My client has an Eames lounge chair so we needed something modern to complement it.  I felt it was important to find a piece with warmth, depth and character.  Maybe an interesting shape, or a designer piece, or just something that I found compelling.  Of course it needs to work with the elements we have already selected:  Eames chair, Jim Dine Lithograph, black wall and tribal rug…

black wall with eames lounge tribal rug jim dine art

 {The space so far}

Here are my 6 favorite vintage pieces I found for the living room…

vintage wood credenza options

Besides the look of the individual piece, several factors went into choosing the right one for the space.   I had to take into account wood tone, metal finishes, dimensions and of course, the price.  Yes the pesky old budget played deeply into our selection.  We did end up choosing one of these for the living room.  If you want to see which one, you’ll have to tune in next Wednesday for week 3 of the One Room Challenge!

And do share, which one would you pick?

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  2. Anna

    ROSEWOOD! That piece is amazing!

  3. Hmm, which credenza would I pick? Well I love furniture on legs (like the Rosewood and Brasilia), but since the sofa and Eames chair are on legs, the room could probably handle something more boxy like the campaign or burlwood. I don’t know how I feel about the Brutalist — would have to see that one in person. Not looking at the credenzas in context, my favorite overall is the Broyhill Brasilia. The legs are special, as is the design on the front.

  4. Rosewood or Milo. I bet those were hella pricey, though :/

  5. Teri

    For this room, the Rosewood on high legs! Then again, you mentioned budget (ugh), so if budget is a factor and the Brasilia would be much less costly…..that too would be a thumbs up. Can’t wait to see the room completed.

  6. Brutalist for visual interest. Stain the base ebony.

  7. Erin

    The Brasilia is my favorite!

  8. Kris B

    Rosewood with high legs

  9. The Brasilia is speaking to me for this space – which already looks phenom.

  10. Kim

    MB with chrome base…although campaign will always be near and dear to my heart, but its so saturated in interiors these days.

  11. LindsB

    I cant pick one, I love them all!! they are going to look so good in that space!

  12. Rosewood on high legs! And, I love that fireplace! Holy cow!

  13. Kim

    My vote is for the Broyhill Brasilia. Love it!

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