5 clever ways to mix modern furniture with vintage looks

Here at Dovetailors we have a real passion for interiors that are inspired by some of the great design periods of our time, yet have been created with modern living in mind.

That mix of practicality and style epitomises the way we design and make everything – it needs to look amazing but it has to be built with purpose and durability in mind.

Here are a few examples from our portfolio that demonstrate perfectly how modern life and vintage style can work beautifully together.

Art Deco inspired kitchen with bespoke functional features


One of our favourite features in this project is the bespoke spice drawer which makes sure every jar front can be displayed neatly and visibly – perfect for busy cooks.

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Retro Formica desk

Minimalist desk

Retro styling  gives this sleek desk a vintage feel which is enhanced by the use of the very latest modern colours from a famous vintage brand, Formica.

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Vintage modern dining

Stepped extending dining table - oak detail

Art Deco vibes are beautifully infused throughout this thoroughly modern extending table  design by Ric Frampton in collaboration with Dovetailors.

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Wall mounted home office with linoleum

Lino is a vintage product that has stood the test of time and finds a new use in our very chic yet practical wall mounted desk.

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Modern update for traditional refectory table design

The refectory table has been a staple of farmhouse kitchens and large dining rooms for centuries so it was wonderful to give it an updated look without losing any of the charm ad durability of the original concept.

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If you have an idea for a bespoke furniture project inspired by vintage style, we’d love to help you bring your idea to life. Call 0113 256 7376.