I just purchased a home in Miami Beach area.
I brought with me, most of the pieces from my old home. Most of them I have had and collected over the past 20 years. My decor is a mix of semi-dark wood, worn leathers and/or rich fabrics, rich in color and texture. It's my own decorating w/ no help and so far, so good.
The walls don't have a thing on them yet. I have some art, some pictures that are well framed and I want to start with a clean canvas and then keep adding once I have the furniture in its place. That's the background of my home's decor. Hope I did not put you to sleep.
I am looking to add two Stickley chairs to my living room. The bold lines and minimal look will give balance to the push/cozy feel of the area.
My question - Am I better off going with two new chairs from their store or would I be wise to put those funds into two older pieces.
Have any of you ever purchased any Stickley 2nd hand? At a good price?
This area, is near some affluent areas that they change furniture like I change handbags. I have a shot at finding some used furniture but am I crazy to think of finding used Stickley?
I also worry they will not be authentic or that I will not have a good way of pricing them. Your thoughts, please. I have set aside funds for this and have held on making this purchae for a long time.
Luck stuck me when an old friend that owed me money from when she had a hard time 15 years ago sent a check in the mail for the full loan amount!! I took that as a sign that now is the time to get the pieces I have wanted for so long.
Any ideas, experience or other welcome. Thank you for reading this.