Tan France Is Building His Dream Home, and One New Item He Wants for It Is Less Than $100
He curated a 1stDibs auction around all the pieces he’s eyeing.
Published Jun 22, 2023 2:04 PM
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In the midst of welcoming his second child and building what he calls his “dream home” in Salt Lake City, fashion stylist and TV personality Tan France is deep in nesting mode. And like anyone who is in the middle of a move, France has naturally been scouring the Internet for the perfect pieces to fill his new space. One of his go-to sources? Online auctions. He first got hooked when he scored a pearl and sapphire ring on 1stDibs, but now he’s using the platform for decor and furniture. He starts by methodically keying in the category of product he’s looking for in the search tab. “I work my way through the options and ‘heart’ the ones I love,” he says. “After I’ve exhausted the entire category of options, I whittle those down to my final selection.”
If you don’t have the patience or eye that France has, you’re in luck. The style maven has done all the hard work for you and partnered with 1stDibs to curate a collection of finds now up for auction through June 30. Here, he shares some insight on the items you can bid on (or buy now) from his top picks.
To Set the Mod, er, Mood
I love the iconically mid-century stripes and primary colors of this pendant lamp. It’s a fun but chic piece that adds a mod feel to a room.
To Welcome Some New Faces
I have a lot of artwork around the house, and I love the muted tones and Cubist style of this portrait by Romanian French painter Mathieu Rosianu.
To Tap Into Your Wild Side
The grain on these gorgeous curved plywood armchairs is so dark and rich. The way the back legs are almost shaped like animal haunches brings the chairs to life.
To Highlight a Sad Shelf
If it weren’t on my shelving (where it currently lives), I would display this jug on top of a stack of two to three coffee-table books on my sideboard, next to a piece of artwork.