The recent uptick and popularity of home improvement shows have actively and heavily influenced the design platform as well as the overall desire to readdress home décor. The difference between what came about at the outset of home décor and house flipping shows and what is most popular today is that the latter introduced audiences to a more attainable form of design.
Most notably, the highly-rated show “Fixer Upper” on HGTV approaches home décor from a very interesting intersection; salvage chic. Joanna Gaines, of the show’s husband-wife duo, gives viewers access to the process by which she obtains unique, antique pieces she salvages and either alters them or gives them a new purpose. Together, the Gaines very successfully reframe green living and remind us that we can do a bit more than just recycle our plastic bottles.
Olde Good Things, green from its inception, offers much of the same opportunity with salvaged antiques as well as the Altered Antiques line. OGT is dedicated to discovering vintage finds and materials and repurposing, rebuilding, and reusing them into unique, handcrafted items. Pieces are transformed into charming statement pieces for kitchens, dining rooms, offices, living rooms, bedrooms, home exteriors, and gardens. With over a quarter of a million square feet of salvaged antiques and shipping worldwide, OGT has the capacity to turn reality show dreams into actual reality for millions.
As a major design hub, the OGT customer base ranges from well-known professionals in the design world to décor neophytes and thrift store-lovers worldwide. Standing very much in line with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’s (LEEDS) objective to be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently, OGT is of the greatest resource for LEEDS certified companies.
OGT provides highly sought after design elements for residential and commercial spaces. Raw materials such as tin and copper are often used for ceiling upgrades, backsplashes, and bar accents. Reclaimed wood is used in its raw form as tabletops for farm tables composed by OGT, like molding, flooring, and so much more. Requests for antique doorknobs, antique mantels, industrial lighting, and antique doors are of the highest in demand.
OGT works closely with designers and architects hunting for the perfect salvage pieces. With the knowledge that the hunt is never-ending, particularly in these trades, OGT offers 15% off to environmentally conscious, deft designers.