Old World Design

Eclectic, Found, and Collected Vintage Pieces
in the Bedroom of Lori and Jay Duncan

An oversized floor mirror grounds the room and reflects the morning light. Layered rugs, a Turkish rug gifted from Lori’s best friend, paired with an estate sale find (sheepskin), add texture to the floor space.


Sitting Room

The sitting room adjoining Lori’s bedroom hold an eclectic  mix of textures from vintage velvet settees to jute, rattan, and animal printed finds.


Lori won the zebra hide in a raffle benefiting the Wild Animal Safari in Pine Mountain. The zebra lived to old age at the animal park before dying of natural causes.

Lori wanted her sitting space to be her happy place, with favorite items and splashes of color. Lori uses the room to relax, meditate and do yoga.




A balanced mix of metal, wood, and natural materials creates a soothing vignette. Antique brick molds hold personal treasures and pampas grass fronds soften the space.


Books by and about women who inspire Lori, prayer beads, and scented candles top the workbench turned coffee table in the sitting room.

“Don’t be afraid to mix textures and patterns,” says Lori. “It just works!”







“A well-traveled design incorporates meaningful pieces from different places and eras,” Lori explains.









Bedside Layers

  1.  A mid-century modern Moroccan brass pendant hangs by the bedside.
  2. Custom floor-length window treatments in white linen keep the room bright and airy.
  3. Feathers from peacocks on her farm fill a lantern Lori found at Target.
  4. The Turkish student bench serves as a side table that also holds a salt lamp and candles.
  5. An antique medicine cabinet found at the World’s Longest Yard Sale is tucked away in a corner and topped with Indonesian teak wood.