Classics Rebooted: Pieces that Pay Homage to the Past

Classics Rebooted: Pieces that Pay Homage to the Past

WORDS Jo and Sarah Buitendach PHOTOS Supplied


Embrace a style that references yesteryear in a cool and clean fashion.

During the pandemic, we all wanted our homes to feel comforting and familiar. Now, as we emerge from the madness, we’re still riffing on a version of the theme – a leaning towards classics rebooted. To get the look, consider fresh products that pay homage to their predecessors: modest but modern Shaker-inspired wooden pieces, cutlery in simplified versions of old styles, and wallpapers that give a nod to traditional patterns all work a charm. And don’t forget the fun – or the plaids, for that matter. American fashion designer Thom Browne’s latest collection sums this up perfectly: it is a full-on ode to trendy tartans, with every inch of both clothing and campaign images drenched in the pattern. It’s a zany, bold and seriously desirable take on the traditional – and we say, “Check, please!”

classic furniture

SOLA Windsor 50-piece stainless-steel cutlery set.

R5 799 | yuppiechef.com

classic furniture

Anders desk

R9 995 | aurainteriors.co.za

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classic furniture

Stockholm bedside table in Emerald Green

R3 699 | iconomyonline.com

classic furniture

Cole & Son Verdure Tapestry wallpaper panel

R10 629 | stleger.co.za

classic furniture

Polly rug in Slate/Ivory

R3 120 | veronicalidchi.co.za

classic furniture

Finley black and antique brass farmhouse wall light

R999 | lighting.co.za

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classic furniture

Boulevard black and antique brass farmhouse pendant

R749 | lighting.co.za

classic furniture

Caraway black and gold bracket wall light R1 349

R1 349 | lighting.co.za

classic furniture

Holland & Sherry Baudelaire wool plaid in Coal

R4 671/m | stleger.co.za

classic furniture

Nomastyl B25 445mm ceiling rose

R218.50 | nmcsa.co.za

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Windsor chair

R5 980 | jamesmudge.com

classic furniture

Spindle bed

from R19 000 | houtlander.co.za

classic furniture

Shaws Shaker sinks with chrome strainers

from R8 150 | italtile.co.za

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