Blending finely-crafted contemporary furnishings with storied antiques is the heart and soul of Kurtz Collection. We call it modern heritage, and believe it is an integral component to creating a home that brings you comfort and joy. But modern heritage isn’t just about mixing the old with the new — it’s about purchasing pieces with integrity, longevity, and sustainability while also finding your voice and creating your own style.
Whether you are looking for a brand-new sofa or a unique accent piece to add spark to a room, it’s important to consider the quality and craftsmanship of the piece you’re purchasing. When an item is well-crafted, you can feel it; these are the furnishings that elevate your experience in a space and are worth splurging on — pieces that are crafted, not just made. At any stage in your life, think about what’s important to you and strive to find the best quality furniture and decor to fit your budget. A little extra spent today on a well-crafted piece will save you money in the long run. Great design will always be in style, no matter the current trends.
Layering in old pieces — vintage, antique, or family heirlooms — throughout your decor will give your home an authentic sense of depth, personality, and pride. We love old pieces because of the lives they lived before us, and the stories of past places or people they can keep us connected to every day. Thoughtfully blending these treasures with contemporary decor can be a catalyst for discovering your own personal style and creating a home that is a true reflection of you.
With the current lack of availability due to supply chain issues in today’s market, incorporating heirloom, vintage, and reimagined furnishings is gaining traction as a solution to beat long wait times and back-orders. In addition to being convenient, repurposing existing items is also a way to take it easy on our planet. Studies estimate that millions of tons of furniture are disposed of in the US every year. Every piece of furniture that stays in your home is one less added to a landfill. In addition to mixing in vintage and antique pieces, purchasing from companies committed to sustainability and quality craftsmanship means that the new pieces you buy today are more likely to become the heirlooms of tomorrow.
Furnishing your home intentionally with modern heritage in mind celebrates past, present, and future all while buying less and getting more. More enjoyment (because you love it) and more time (because its quality makes it last). A beautiful, well-kept piece is more likely to be passed down, extending its life even further. To us, that’s a win.
We encourage you to visit our Wilmington showroom and Glen Mills boutique to explore our curated selection of furnishings, decor, rugs, and antiques for inspiration to adapt the spirit of modern heritage into your own home this season!