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Unique Vintage Touches to Add to Your Home

Part of the allure of the farmhouse style is the contrasts between old and new, warm and cold, rustic and industrial. It's this mix of design that creates a comfortable space that still feels elegant and refined. Choosing a few pieces with a nod to the past can provide unexpected and unique customization to your design scheme that truly elevates the space. We've collected some fun items that might just be the perfect piece in your new home.

Vintage Drinking Fountain

Whether it's a busy school day or a day spent working in the yard, having ready access to drinking water keeps dirty hands off of the refrigerator. This adorable drinking fountain is made of easy to clean vitreous china and recesses into the wall to save space. It's the perfect touch to a mudroom or home gym, and is sure to be a conversation piece!

Wall Mounted Faucet

The entire Weymouth collection by Moen is perfect for any farmhouse style, but the wall-mounted bath faucet with cross handles really makes a statement. With 6 finishes, including matte black and brushed gold, it's the perfect faucet for your vanity. Consider adding an oversized backsplash that curves over the top of the faucet for a more traditional look, or add shiplap on the vanity wall for a more casual feel. No matter how you style it, this faucet is a stunner.

Brick Accent Wall

There's nothing like the feel of walking into an old building and seeing the original brick preserved and exposed. Now you can recreate that feeling in your home with the Chicago brick series. The City Mix option comes stamped with city names like Chicago and Detroit to give the appearance of the original brick. These work well as a mudroom or laundry floor, a kitchen backsplash, or as an accent wall in a kitchen or family room. The flexibility tile gives you means you're limited only by your imagination!

Rustic Wood Interior Door

Trying to retrofit a reclaimed old wood door can be very costly and tricky. However, using a vintage style like this craftsman door by Masonite and rustic wood-like alder can give you a similar effect with all the ease and benefits of new. Consider trading out a traditional interior door for one like this, adding a vintage-inspired glass insert for the full antique look. Choose a warm stain that coordinates with your flooring and you have an instant focal point. Pantry doors, mudroom doors, and wine cellar doors work particularly well with this look.

It's the unexpected "memory points" that truly make a home feel custom, and any (or all!) of these vintage touches will give you that. Mixing these new materials with their aged look gives you the best of both worlds, and allows you to create the farmhouse style you've been dreaming of.

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