4 Things to Consign to Transform Your Space for Spring

Words by Jody Hume | 3.10.17
We can’t wait for the longer days and warmer temps that are right around the corner, and while those may add up to more time spent outside, you’ll still want your space to feel more bright and colorful than dim and cozy. Whether you’re ready for a complete overhaul, or just want to freshen up the details of your decor, when you consign pieces you’re no longer loving, it’s easy to fund the spring updates your space is crying out for. Read on for our fine art and home decor experts’ advice on the best pieces to swap out so you can spring forward.

1. Leather Furniture

Consign: Vitra Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman, $3,800 Buy: Amalfi Outdoor Adjustable Sofa, $995; B&B Italia Outdoor Table, $625

“The ‘Amalfi’ is one of Janus et Cie’s most timeless and elegant patterns. Trading out your leather furniture for lighter, brighter pieces is a great way to make your decor spring-ready.” — Fine Art & Home Clementine Bernard

2. Cozy Accents

RealStyle_582 (5)Consign: Hermès Cashmere & Wool Throw, $1,650Buy: Missoni Throw Pillows Set, $225; Jonathan Saunders For The Rug Company Throw Pillow, $225

“Trading out your wool and cashmere throws and pillows for lighter and more colorful pieces is a nice and easy way to change up your space for spring. Our wool and cashmere throws, particularly by Hermès, sell very well and are a great return on investment.” — Fine Art & Home Specialist, Aubrey Jackson

3. Formal Tableware

RealStyle_582_3 (9)Consign: Christofle Crystal Decanter, $425 Buy: Herend Sugar Bowl, $95; Madline Weinrib Napkins, $75; Herend Bird Dinner Plate, $75

“I’m in love with colorful and patterned dinnerware for spring! Herend hand-painted sets in particular hold a special place in my heart as their designs are whimsical and exquisitely crafted.” — Fine Art & Home Specialist, Aubrey Jackson

4. Monochromatic Art

RealStyle_582_3 (8)Consign: Myke Reilly, Kepara, 2016, $4,050 Buy: James Rosenquist, New York Says It, $1,275

New York Says It by James Rosenquist is an emblematic work by the New York-based artist who greatly admired colors; swapping your large scale paintings for brighter prints by masters of the Pop Art movement is an easy way to bring vibrancy and warmth to your home.” — Fine Art & Home Specialist, Clementine Bernard
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