Stone House Industrial Design.
You can achieve the industrial design look on almost any budget. Old industrial looking objects are usually made from steel, metal or wood. These items are preferably worn down or have been salvaged and recycled. “Bonkey’s” offers a great selection of industrial furniture pieces and custom industrial design elements that are functional and would enhance any space. They are located on the first floor of the Stone House Antiques Center. Bonkey’s have been supplying the Industrial Design world for over 25 years. Their pieces have been shown in almost all of the national design magazines.
The ideal space for industrial design would be an open space concept, but can easily adapt to the average home or townhome. Industrial Designed space works best without using bright colors, but using warm colors with lots of neutral tones. Various shades of gray work well and white will add a clean modern look. The best structural surroundings for industrial design would be Steel, brick, concrete or polished concrete, Timber, stone.
Industrial items that are placed in a new structure or home with sheet rocked walls, will give an entire new look of Modern Industrial Design, more of a NYC lofty look.
It just takes a few plants and some cozy seating to soften the feel of the room with Industrial Elements and help bring it all together.
Come check out Bonkey’s at Stone House Antiques Center and bring home a piece of something unusual for your nest.
Amanda’s Attic Vintage from Etsy online, is now a dealer at the Stone House Antiques Center. Her vintage designer clothes collection is located in a quaint room on the second floor. She offers a great selection of styles dating from the 1800’s -1970’s. Please visit her soon & see how she can enhance your wardrobe and get you ready for the spring.
The Stone House Antique Center is proud to announce another new dealer, Don Prince, owner of "Don Prince Studio" 1038 Pine Street Philadelphia. Now has a new showroom located on the 2nd floor of the Stone House offering vintage antiques from early- to mid-19th century. Don also creates his own line of pillows and lighting, offers rare and unique pieces, painted furniture, artwork, architectural & industrial pieces.
Don knows exactly what people are looking for and more. Come welcome Don at Stone House, you’ll be impressed.
Using Antiques To Enhance Home Design
For Jacquelyn Parker, the manager of Stone House Antiques Center, antiques are history, and often show detailed workmanship, and quality materials unlike anything you can buy new today. “Choosing the right antique piece is a highly personal thing, but unless you are a collector, you want to select them based on their ability to bring life to a boring room, or deliver great personal satisfaction based on beauty or intrinsic value.”
Jim Castelli, an experienced collector, dealer and our General Manager, commented, “When I view antiques, I look at them as I would pieces of art. I look for great design, remarkable shapes and forms, aged patina, priceless colors, and one-of-a-kind fabrics. The same aesthetic you get when looking deep into a painting, you should get when searching for antiques for your home, business or garden. If you find an antique piece that you really love but can't use it for its intended purpose, think of other ways and repurpose it to create a more interesting environment. The value of the piece should be in what it brings to you. If you look deep enough at the next antique piece you run into, it will silently tell you a story. You can bring a piece of history into your home and make your space your own.’
Today’s Decorating Trends
You can be a traditionalist, or mix it up with the current hot designer trends such as “Industrial” or “Mid Century Modern. Today, whether it is Palm Beach or in Bucks County, there is a great appreciation for the clean, “modern” and timeless look of the mid-twentieth century.
It’s good to mix up styles and use unique items. You wouldn’t want everything in your home to look like you just bought everything at the same place. Browsing at a multi-dealer center is interesting, even exciting. Be careful not to get carried away.
Coming out of the dreary recent years of recession, shoppers are looking for design excitement, as well as nostalgia. Today’s hottest trends include
Where to Look, Compare and Buy
Every dealer has their own taste and specialty, so the best antique shopping may be the larger centers that house many dealers with a diversity of categories from different periods so that you can choose from a wider variety, and be able to compare. There are two such centers in the area, and they are affiliated: the beautiful Stone House Antiques Center in Mechanicsville, PA and the legendary People’s Store in Lambertville, NJ are affiliated under the same ownership and management. They have between them over 75 dealers on multiple floors and follow the same philosophy of wide-ranging selection and friendly customer service, with first time buyers especially welcomed.
Stone House Antiques Center
Only open seven months, and after only the first few weeks already and chosen as a “Best of Bucks”. Stone House has already become a destination that is highly regarded for its high quality antiques and design items, friendly staff, as well as the physical beauty of the manor itself. Stone House is named after the gracious main building, also known as the Thomas Walton House - which predates 1814, and which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Located on State Highway 413 in the Bucks County historic crossroads village of Mechanicsville, PA, Stone House has become a premier destination for quality Antiques, Furniture, Artifacts, Art and Vintage goods. For more information, call 267-544-0574, or visit our website or on Facebook. www.stonehouse1814.com
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From the Owner's Desk