Founded in 2009, À la Garçonne store began as a thrift store clothes, but the interest of customers for vintage furniture panned by Fábio Souza made the venture to expand to other directions. “I maintained a partnership with the Micasa for five years, in which I was curator of antique furniture line of them,” says Fabio at Vogue House. “
With the end of the contract, at the beginning of 2014, I decided to bring a few pieces of decoration for my shop. The success was so great that now we split up in two different establishments: for furniture and other fashion. ”
Located in an old auto repair shop on rua Oscar Freire in Sao Paulo, the store, the floor to ceiling, since 18 century furniture to charming decorative objects found all over the world-including the House of friends and relatives. “I’ve always liked do vintage. In addition to the beauty and character of exclusivity, I think this trend talks a lot of needs for which our planet these days. Recycling is an urgent matter that needs to be taken into account. Recycling is key, “says the Manager. Eco-consciousness is such that, in the midst of the period pieces, many received an ecofriendly intervention made by him. “We have developed a fabric of 100% recycled material for padding our sofas and armchairs”.
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Even if the frame is peeled, such objects give charm to any space. “The natural patina caused by time tells a story. It’s like the line of mobile “, explains Fabio. The mirrors of the past work in both group as themselves.
Antique furniture need not necessarily be reused with the original function. When adapted, become unique and unusual pieces. “Everybody saw in the House of an aunt or grandmother an old Cabinet and heavy that nobody cares anymore. A good trick is to remove the doors and turn it into a nice library. In addition to being a superdiferente piece, she has quality wood that, if retired, promises to last for decades, “explains Fabio. To complete the atmosphere, nothing better than decorating with accessories and books.
A carpet snuff is the one who has lost the hair of both being used. Renegade by most, he returns as a transforming element in decorating – mainly in contemporary environments. “Pieces like these, full of history, are able to give another face to the environment. If a friend or relative is get rid of one, don’t miss the opportunity! I think the rapés much more chic than new “, have fun Fabio.
“To be in a room or with other vintage pieces, a pallet coffee table transforms the entire look of the site.” Rustic and full of impact, the adapted mobile becomes even more special if it’s made of antique wood, stained and blackened. And get a bonus if you have paint splatters.
Old pieces of industrial accent have heavy appearance and become easily protagonists in an environment. If you have a good story, still saw subject among the guests. “This lamp has the driving energy is made without cabling, but there’s no danger of shock. Bought from a French woman who explained to me the operation. In addition to beautiful, she is a kind of technological innovation of the past “, recalls the store owner À la Garçonne.
A true classic furniture, the sofa Chesterfield never went out of style, but now he’s back with everything! It’s a strong piece that carries elegance and sophistication. Even in reformed versions, the worn leather leaves the appearance more interesting. ”
Some old bottles have formats and finishes that is no longer. Today, they are transformed into decorative vases or containers for flower arrangements.
Made in the years 1930, the French Iron Chair is art, but has vintage appearance. With the success of the industrial style in the decoration, the play combines with contemporary furniture and, whether in color version or showing your original material
Shapes that have corroded and deteriorated over time, gain new life when used as trays. “They can become a bar in the living room or the bathroom Organizer. It’s nice to spend a varnish so that they do not let dust or rust. Like new!, “advises Fabio.
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