Architectural salvage reaches back in time and repurposes forgotten, often industrial items into elegant and striking home design pieces. Fromcast-iron doors crafted by European blacksmiths to streetlamps uprooted from the streets of Victorian Auckland, salvaged antiques can be introduced into your home décor to give it a sense of depth and time. Here at Elsie Wolfe, we unearth tomorrow’s treasures from yesterday’s trash to bring you a treasure trove of architectural antiques from all over the world. Bring a blast from the past back into your home and browse our range of architectural salvage below.
What is Architectural Salvage?
Architectural salvage is a catch-all term that refers to items that have been salvaged from old buildings that are set for demolition. These items can include anything, from the building’s interior or exterior, construction materials, or décor items. Just because it was meant to be thrown away does not mean it’s junk. People throw away the darndest things, and it has become a growing design trend to rescue these antique architectural items from demolition and repurpose them for modern homes.
New Design Trends from Ancient Items
From recycled brick to refinished doors, architectural salvage has become one of the hottest trends in modern home design. An architectural antiquecan be a star piece within your design, an item that will lend personality to the rest of the room and dictate the attitude of your entire design philosophy.
These antique statement pieces will come with their own history; by incorporating these items, you are peeling off a piece of history and layering it over your design. This will give your space soul and a seasoned feel. Take the time to learn the story behind these items. At Elsie Wolfe, we work to provide a detailed history of our itemsso you know where they have come from. The history of these items may inspire other parts of the design that wouldn’t have been thought of otherwise.
Discover One-of-a-kind Antiques with Elsie Wolfe
Architectural salvage is becoming an increasingly popular field, and with that comes an increase in competition for these one-of-a-kind items. Sourcing architectural antiques has become a treasure hunt, and we have the map. Here at Elsie Wolfe, we source unique antique pieces from across the globe and throughout New Zealand. You’re guaranteed to find something striking, historical, and distinctive here.
Interested in one of our items and want to discuss it further? Get in touch with our friendly team today, and we will be more than happy to help you find what you’re looking for.