Last October, The Guardian’s fashion editor Jess Cartner-Morley wrote a brilliant piece about grappling with the realities of being a market editor whose day-to-day includes finding and recommending new products to buy and the realities of a proliferating environmental crisis. It’s something we think a lot about at Domino, too; sure, we love discovering cool new brands and sharing them, but we’re also at the point where sustainability is no longer something anyone can ignore and becoming a responsible consumer needs to be top of mind. There’s nothing wrong with splurging on a few new pieces every now and then, but with so many great resources for finding antique and vintage decor, “new” doesn’t actually have to mean brand-new.
There’s a charm to older pieces (often one-of-a-kind, so you can be sure no one else has your exact vintage yellow sofa) that can’t be replicated. With this in mind, we scoured some of our favorite online secondhand marketplaces to find the best vintage scores you can buy right now. It’s indulging without the consumer guilt. Happy shopping!
Get in on the new plywood trend with a chair that’s anything but; this Finnish piece dates back to the ’70s, and yet its sleek Scandinavian style still feels modern.
Refresh a tired old throw pillow with a burst of color.
Another Scandinavian piece we love, this 1980s two-seater is just the sunny pop of color your living room needs.
A French market mainstay; use this simple wire basket to store anything from paper towels to magazines in style.
This faded red vintage rug was handwoven in Turkey. If you live in a rental and are unable to do anything permanent about your unsightly floors, covering them with a timeless textile might be a good place to start.
Cane chairs are everywhere right now, but the woven trend is actually an old one. This folding chair makes a great addition to an empty corner or even a final piece for your mix-and-match dining room chair collection.
A ceramic coffee pot sure beats serving your morning brew out of a carafe, right? Plus, it makes a great tabletop addition for your next brunch.
See more ways to decorate sustainably:
15 Easy Swaps You Can Make Right Now for a More Sustainable Kitchen
A Small Space Living Expert Puts a Stylish Spin on Sustainability
Want to Be More Sustainable in 2019? Try This One Simple Swap