Zooey Deschanel's love for vintage design strikes again with this furniture item – experts love its 'old-world' style

Channeling the actress's core design style, this vintage piece looks timeless and elegant

Zooey Deschanel
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Actress Zooey Deschanel is known for her eclectic and vintage-inspired style preferences when it comes to interior design.

Channeling a whimsical style, the 500 Days of Summer star previously displayed an elegant Chinoiserie wallpaper choice, so it's no surprise to see her once again nod to the timeless feel of vintage pieces.

Taking to Instagram, Deschanel posted an outfit snapshot of herself with an antique-looking lamp in the background. Whether this is her own home or not, we can be sure this lamp pairs perfectly with her core design tastes. 

'The lamp brings a touch of old-world, antique-inspired charm to the room,' explains founder of Only Oak Furniture Stephen Robinson. 'This lamp would not look out of place in a country house with its smooth, carved wooden base, stained with a rich walnut hue.'

Stephen Robinson

Only Oak Furniture founder Stephen Robinson prioritizes service, quality, and keeping up with the latest industry trends. His keen eye for design, passion for furniture, and ergonomic designs makes him the perfect professional to recommend storage solutions.

Collectively the classical style shade in a neutral hue and the lamp's tassel detailing give it its antique look, as Robinson observes: 'This style and shape of the lampshade have echoes of a bygone era and would have fitted perfectly in a wood-paneled library or the corner of a cozy living room.'

The curved wooden base also taps into the vintage look of the lamp and promotes a feeling of quality craftsmanship thanks to the solid natural wood. Whilst in some settings, the use of this lamp today could run the risk of looking outdated and tired, the key is to style it in a modern and understated space, such as the one depicted in Deschanel's post.

The large white wardrobes promote a far more contemporary look in this space and enable the antique lamp to provide a contrast between the old and new design styles, without looking overly old-fashioned. 

Shop Zooey's look

Opting for classical lamps such as the one in Zooey's post not only look timeless and sophisticated visually, but they are also perfect for creating cozy ambient lighting in the home for fall decor.

If you're feeling inspired to channel your own take on antiques in your home, we've found similar vintage floor lamps to recreate the look, which you can shop below. 

Emily Moorman
News Writer

Emily Moorman is a News Writer at Homes & Gardens, working across a range of topics spanning interiors, celebrity and emerging trends. With a background in the fashion industry, Emily is well-versed in the world of design and trend cycles. Her undergraduate degree was in Fashion Communication and Promotion which she studied at Norwich University of The Arts, specialising in writing and digital communications.