Last updated on July 22nd, 2019 at 04:02 am

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There is furniture and there are timeless pieces that scream class, history, style and add that designer touch to any space. Even if you cannot afford the designer pieces aim to have at least inspired furniture pieces that come very close to the originals. Why?

So you have quality and not quantity in your house. We spend most of our lives using and looking on everyday objects that help or facilitate our daily lives, so why not make them stand out or simply pretty?

Glamour and function in one.

Glamorous they are, yet so versatile when it comes to pairing and adding class, style, and even whimsy to any interior. Even if you pair them together in one room they will look good together. Trends shift and change but these eleven stay no matter what. There has to be a reason some of these pieces are still featured in blockbuster movies!

11 timeless furniture pieces beyond fashion and trends:

1. Chesterfield sofa

From Sigmund Freud, British aristocracy to a modern-day hotel lobbies and gentlemen clubs Chesterfield sofa is both the status and the comfort symbol. More on the origin of the sofa here.

Chesterfield is a furniture style but not a brand name. Chesterfield is a particular style within all types of furniture. More on that here.

Paul Fleming, the fourth generation of furniture makers at Fleming Howland, whose company won the right to copyright the name Chesterfield, says the origin of the name is a real mystery. “Originally chesterfield just meant a sofa or even a piece of furniture,” he said. More on that here.

Movies featured in:

  • Because I said So
  • Modern Family series
  • Luke Cage
  • 30 Rock Series

One of the most exciting developments of the Ghost Chair is how it’s interpreted and styled once it makes it into one’s own home. This iconic and timeless furniture piece naturally looks at home in modern interiors, but given its historical shape, it fits snugly in more traditional spaces as well.
Often, the clear chair’s sleek polycarbonate form is just the moment of relief a formal room needs. When accessorized with decorative accents, like throw pillows, books, or magazines, the Ghost Chair makes home décor appear to magically float—it’s the best kind of trompe l’oeil. More on the history and style here.
As featured in The Gossip Girl series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Antique yet fits any contemporary, modern, or futuristic interior this timeless furniture piece is about class and history. This mirror is on the list because of its versatility and unique aspect of fitting anywhere. If you have one mirror to put in your house this is it.
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The first Eames lounge chair and ottoman was designed by Charles and Ray Eames as a gift for Billy Wilder, the director of the classic film ‘Some Like It Hot’.

Charles and Ray Eames furniture feature in multiple movies. When film set decorators need to convey a character’s good taste and style or when they simply need an extremely handsome piece in a domestic or office setting, we’ll often spot an Eames creation and more than often a classic Lounge chair. More details here.

Movies featured in Iron Man, Click, Sunday In New York, The Ghost Writer, Frasier, Gossip Girl, Hope Springs, The Housemaid, Tron: Legacy, Closer, Archer, House, Casino Royale.

As seen in 9 1/2 Weeks, Chloe.

n 1928, Le Corbusier, who so far had been mostly known as the modernistic architect and urban planner, under the influence of Perriand, began his involvement with furniture design. While working on the furniture line, Le Corbusier successfully applied his architectural philosophy of placing mankind’s needs at the center of his designs. As a result, the LC4 Chaise Longue is perfectly tailored to the ideas of rest and relaxation.

The LC4 Chaise Longue is undoubtedly one of the symbols of 20th-century modernism. Even today, almost nine decades after its presentation, the LC4 has neither aged nor become trite. It still looks fresh, extravagant and contemporary. More details here.

A model from the same series LC 3 is seen in:

  • The Incredibles
  • Sherlock

An LC 3 model is slightly bigger and flatter. Otherwise, it represents the same time and style.

The Barcelona chair is a chair designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich. It was originally designed for the German Pavilion, that country’s entry for the International Exposition of 1929, which was hosted by Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. You can learn more here. 
Movies featured in:
  • American Psycho (2000)
  • Tron: Legacy (2008)
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This dining table by Eero Saarinen, also known as the Tulip table, has a simple and elegant silhouette that’s timeless and versatile. It was a hit in 1957 and it is still a hit today.

The Tulip table is part of Saarinen’s Pedestal collection, in which he replaced “the slum of legs” typically found beneath furniture, with a single sculptural pedestal. The leg is made of cast aluminum painted white or black. Pair it with everything from vintage wooden chairs to Philippe Starck’s Ghost chairs.

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9. Any antique furniture.

Limit it to one to maximum two pieces per room and you have an instant glamour and je ne sais quois. Also, not all antique pieces can be “friends”. The same style and time period would be a good start.

10. Family history pieces.

There is a difference between classical and vintage furniture. Moreover, not all vintage pieces are the same. Choose carefully.  In general, it depends on color, material used, and manufacturing. Natural materials, fabrics, and simplistic style are easier to adapt.timeless decor timeless furniture

11. Art paintings in an abstract style.

You can match them to any interior and they will always look good. Please keep in mind that an art piece has to have colors you already have in your place.timeless decor, timeless furniture

You have to aim at the base that will serve well and through time. A little black dress that is going to be there for you day in and out.  These timeless furniture pieces will stand the test of time regardless of your current or future life choices. So invest and spend wisely. Happy shopping!

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