When redesigning a room don’t be afraid to re-use or re-purpose items, especially if the item you have in mind it’s something you love or have an emotional attachment to, like a family heirloom. Go foraging in your grandparents’ or parents’ house and see what they can spare. Take it home and experiment with it until you feel it’s in the right place. It will be there not only as a beautiful item of furniture or decoration, but to remind you of the people you love. And also remember: quality never really becomes dated.