Howdy all. Apologies if this is in the wrong place. We need some advice. We own a turn-of-last-century bungalow with dark red-brown woodwork trim and built-ins throughout. We also inherited my wife's grandmother's dining room table, which appears to an historic reproduction from the 1960s or 70s, but I'm not sure--maybe that's just the upholstery. Anyway it's kind of a goldish-brown with black specks, its legs are cylindrical, carved, and blunt-footed, and the table is oval -- not craftsman style in the least.
Getting rid of this table is not an option. Is there a tip people have for incorporating newer (yet still dated) furniture into older homes? We are up for refinishing it, but it will never look period-authentic, so I wonder of the better choice is to try to modernize it in color (circa 2008) so it doesn't look like we were even trying to be historic? All advice welcome.