Every designer in Dallas has their go-to vintage stores that they frequent for the best deals and hidden treasures. EJ Interiors would like to share one of our personal favorites for finding the best in vintage furniture and accessories – Antiques Moderne! (We are not alone, this is even Barbara Bush’s favorite spot for vintage furniture shopping!) They are a one-stop shop – you can pick your piece and they will refinish, restore, or reupholster for you as well.

John Bacile is the owner of this 20,000 square foot space that is packed full of furniture, art, lighting, and accessories. He has a workshop in the back where they are busy restoring, upholstering and lacquering unique pieces for their wide range of clients. John finds some of the most amazing pieces that you just can’t find anywhere else, and he’s always got the history behind each piece! This guy really knows his furniture.

Take a look at some of the furniture pieces our clients have purchased and the amazing job that Antiques Moderne has done refinishing them –

Wing Chair BEFORE:

Wing Chair AFTER!:

We refinished the wood in a glossy white and reupholstered it in a fun gray and white fabric with shiny silver nail heads. Didn’t their team do a great job? Our client just loves it, and we do too!

This credenza stopped me in my tracks when I first saw it. I completely fell in love, and our client did too!

This is it BEFORE:

And here is the AFTER!:

We had John and his team lacquer this piece in a gray-blue color to coordinate with a fabric in the room. It looks absolutely fabulous now!

For the same client, we purchased two wing back chairs that were in need of a little T.L.C.

Here is the BEFORE:


We had Antiques Moderne reupholster the pair in a vibrant orange velvet to pop in the navy room. They turned out amazing!

If you live in, or ever visit, Dallas you must stop by Antiques Moderne to see their huge inventory of great vintage furniture. You’re sure to fall in love with something!

Their address is 1208 N. Riverfront Blvd. Tell John we sent you!

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6 Comments to 'A Dallas Hidden Treasure'

tobe | because it's awesome 21 Dec 11 at 5:42 pm

drooling over the orange wingbacks! esp with those pillows. gorgeous!

i was incredibly impressed with antiques moderne when i stopped in this past summer on a trip to dallas. great inventory, and they’re obviously pros at bringing things back to life! ox

Kendall 28 Dec 11 at 4:25 pm

I love Antiques Moderne! What great before and after pics! Thanks for sharing!

Rachellabelle Interiors 28 Dec 11 at 8:17 pm

What amazing finds! I particularly love that credenza and all its amazing detailing. Wow!

Ruthie Staalsen 07 Jan 12 at 3:54 pm

I’m going to stop by this next week. Can’t wait.

TheNOW 15 Jan 12 at 11:18 pm

Love what you did with these pieces! That store is so great!! Xoxo

Nik 28 Apr 13 at 7:35 am


Just wondering what happened with the brass trunk?

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