Stylish, green, available: Antique furniture is new again

  • This image released by Thomas Guy Interiors shows Louisiana-based designer Lance Thomas posing with 19th Century Anduze planters that can be found at Versailles, and was popular during the reign of Louis XIV. Thomas ships antique French pots like these as well as pre-20th century olive pots, back to use on projects here at home. (Thomas Guy Interiors via AP)

  • This combination of two photos shows a disassembled wood cabinet, left, and the cabinet refinished with white paint and brass hardware, featured in the book “Probably This Housewarming: A Guide to Creating a Home You Adore,” by Beau Ciolino and Matt Armato. (Beau Ciolino/via AP)

  • This image released by Kyle Caldwell Photography shows a dresser refinished with paint and wall paper from Mary Maloney of Bee’s Knees Interior Design in Hopkinton, Mass. Maloney reawakens old wooden furniture by painting it in cheery hues, and often applying patterned papers. (Kyle Caldwell Photography via AP)

  • This image shows a vintage waterfall dresser from a consignment shop purchased in a small town an hour outside of New Orleans, featured in the book "Probably This Housewarming: A Guide to Creating a Home You Adore," by Beau Ciolino and Matt Armato. (Beau Ciolino via AP)

  • This image shows a living room by Georgia Zikas, a designer in West Hartford, Conn. Designers say vintage pieces can work well with any style and go nicely with modern ones. (Jane Beiles Photography via AP)

  • This image shows a living room by Georgia Zikas, a designer in West Hartford, Conn. Designers say vintage pieces can work well with any style and go nicely with modern ones. (Jane Beiles Photography/via AP)

There’s always been a taste for antique furnishings. These days, a widely acquired taste.