The Dirty Dozen Vol. 3

Viyet: Investment Pieces

Investing in quality furnishings with great lines is always a good idea...in our humble opinion. Finding quality pieces at a fraction of their retail value is an even better investment! And the easiest way to find a curated collection of amazingly priced, pre-loved luxury pieces is on Viyet - an online consignment store for luxury furnishings. The pieces are all from venerable brands constructed to last a lifetime – and worthy of revitalizing again and again. We've selected our top Viyet picks we'd love to get our hands on for a makeover! 

 
 

Harvey Probber Love Seat

  • Like a runway model, everything looks good on this frame! 
  • Take advantage of this versatile frame and reupholster in a zig zag pattern like "Funky Stripes" from Dedar. 
  • $2475 on Viyet
 

Lane "Brutalist" Dresser

  • To be brutally honest - this piece is rad.
  • The geometric blocks are begging to be color blocked! Lacquer in subtle shades of gray for a sophisticated look or vibrant colors for a youthful style
  • $1510 on Viyet
 
 
 

Jan Ekselius Lounge Chairs

  • Groovy. 
  • Turn up the mojo on these groovy chairs by upholstering a textured metallic like Zinc Textiles "Penthouse" fabric.
  • $2525 on Viyet
 

French Art Deco Daybed

  • Sophisticate. 
  • Honor the decadence of this piece and reupholster in extra plush faux fur like Caroline Dow's "Fuzzy Wuzzy" in mink. 
  • $9875 on Viyet
 
 
 

Vintage Italian Bench

  • Those legs – bellisimo!
  • Embrace the sex appeal of those legs and reupholster in a faux python leather. 
  • $5200 on Viyet
 

Vintage Club Chair

  • Bodacious!
  • Accentuate the curves of this chair by adding welting (aka piping). We love the look of tone on tone like Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca fabric with Desginers Guild satin welting.
  • $1435 on Viyet
 
 
 

Karl Springer Waterfall Desk

  • Gushing over this waterfall design.
  • Refinish the top with an exotic wood veneer that has gorgeous graining like a macassar ebony. 
  • $2275 on Viyet
 

Louis XV Dining Chairs

  • Je suis Louis. 
  • Lacquer the frames in black high gloss for a modern twist. Replace the caning with a fun printed fabric like Madeline Weinrib's "Dapne Ikate" 
  • $1150 on Viyet
 
 
 

Chippendale Sideboard

  • Neo trad wannabe.
  • Modernize this traditional piece by lacquering a vibrant color (we love Hermés orange) and replacing the hardware with more contemporary pulls. 
  • $970 on Viyet
 

Eugenio Escudero Dining Chairs

  • Unique lines.
  • These super unique framed chairs warrant an equally unique fabric - we love a laser cut hair-on cowhide from Theo. 
  • $5835 on Viyet
 
 
 

Hickory White Cabinet

  • Dapper. 
  • Lacquer the body in a super saturated color, like Hague Blue from Farrow and Ball, and line the front door panels with a textured paper like faux shagreen.
  • $2880 on Viyet
 

1980s Brass Swivel Chairs

  • Executive class.
  • A favorite combo: polished brass pieces from the 80s paired with feminine colors like Schumacher's "Gainsborgh" velvet in blush.
  • $1495 on Viyet