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Apothecary Cabinets and Jars-Well Known Design Prescription In Vintage Style

Small Living Room Area With a Wonderful Vintage Decor

One famous quote renown worldwide in Shakespeare`s famous plays is given by King Lear :“Give me an ounce of civet, good apothecary, to sweeten my imagination”. Today`s meaning of the word ‘apothecary’ is far more diverse and complex, it means so much more then a mere medical practitioner in the times that passed by us . Today, both the apothecary style and culture, have embraced an extraordinary unique decor inspired by the spices,wine and herbs merchants in the Medieval Europe and in the Far East.

The fast growing special demand for these furnishings and accessories accelerated the development of contemporary realized pieces  with an antique apparel across the globe, emphasizing both minimalist interior design as well as vintage design lines and industrial ones.

Apothecary Chest in the Dinning Area Serving as the Perfect Side Table
Apothecary Chest in the Dinning Area Serving as the Perfect Side Table

Whether we are talking about some simple clear glass apothecary jars which are emphasizing the design or hundreds years old antiques, the possibilities raised by these amazing apothecary cabinets, chests and jars are mind blowing, being a very iconic presence in any interior design and working aside with hundreds of accessories, therefore the capabilities being endless.

Despite the popularity of the apothecary cabinets, not all individuals are looking for the authentic apothecary look; a contemporary  touch of color on these kind of cabinets is working like a charm, a touch of vintage colors may emphasize their originality and elegance in a modern design as well, yet another reason for being so popular.

Apothecary Chest on a Stand Realized from White Pine Wearing a Contemporary Touch of Color
Apothecary Chest on a Stand Realized from White Pine Wearing a Contemporary Touch of Color

by Plow & Hearth

A Rather Special Manner to Organize Your Bedroom in a Vintage Style
A Rather Special Manner to Organize Your Bedroom in a Vintage Style

by Buckingham Interiors + Design

Intimate and Fabulous Use of Apothecary Style Cabinets in the Electric Kitchen
Intimate and Fabulous Use of Apothecary Style Cabinets in the Electric Kitchen

by Summer Thornton Design

Double Apothecary Chests in a Contemporary Living Room Design
Double Apothecary Chests in a Contemporary Living Room Design
Impeccable Apothecary Jars Decorating Idea
Impeccable Apothecary Jars Decorating Idea

by IMBUE Merchandising & Design

Enhancing Your Storage Options with Style & Elegance -Apothecary Cabinets and Chests

Thanks to high -end prices and rarity, apothecary chests are not quite that often animating contemporary homes compared to gorgeous sparkling jars, but they sure offer a whole lot more then pure aesthetics.

For less organized individuals these cabinets would definitely not be their first choice, with a series of small drawers these can be a burden if you are not organized. For the rest of us though, these are the perfect organizer, an effortless way to store your belongings in a magnificent manner. Most homeowners are using apothecary cabinets in the main hallway or access area to create a dramatic entry while others are finding it very useful in the dinning room, bedroom, bath or even kitchen!

Black Apothecary Chest Observing the Dinning Room
Black Apothecary Chest Observing the Dinning Room
Apothecary Cabinet Welcoming Inhabitants in a Long Corridor
Apothecary Cabinet Welcoming Inhabitants in a Long Corridor

by Patricia Benson

Simple Apothecary Chest Giving the Bathroom an Unique Vibe
Simple Apothecary Chest Giving the Bathroom an Unique Vibe

by Julie Ranee Photography

Depending on where you live you may be able to find these cabinets in a big variety of sizes and styles; you can paint them on your own to match your interior design properly. In the local flee market you have the biggest chances of finding an unique original vintage apothecary chest. There are a few modern recreations that are offering a similar apparel which in many cases may come with lower price tags then the original ones. You can decorate your chest with vintage photo frames vases, watches and other vintage accessories to enhance its design.

Take Note of How the Apothecary Chest Blends in the Contemporary Kitchen Style
Take Note of How the Apothecary Chest Blends in the Contemporary Kitchen Style

by Northwick Design

Small Living Room Area With a Wonderful Vintage Decor
Small Transitional Living Area With a Wonderful Vintage Decor

by Holly Marder

The Balanced Silhouette of a Apothecary Table May Fit Perfectly by a Narrow Entry
The Balanced Silhouette of an Apothecary Chest May Fit Perfectly by a Narrow Entry

by Adeeni Design Group

Multi-Purpose Space- Unique Home Office and Dinning Area in an Eclectic Design
Multi-Purpose Space- Unique Home Office and Dinning Area in an Eclectic Design
A Touch of Oriental Charm for an Exotic Contemporary Entry
A Touch of Oriental Charm for an Exotic Contemporary Entry

by Wellbuilt Company

Discharging a Timeless Design

If you are not looking for a vintage-looking apothecary chest for your contemporary interior design there are plenty of options to choose from. Contemporary furnishings inspired by the original pieces can be found in a variety of shapes or can be made  through a custom order; several modern kitchen cabinets are resembling the drawers of the original apothecary chests. All these are of course custom made or highly exclusive, enhancing the notoriety of the apothecary style despite the design line in which it will fit; from rustic, transitional, vintage, industrial or farmhouse- like themes to minimalist ones. No matter what color you choose for your apothecary chest they will look timeless, they`re exhaling elegance and style through shapes and proportions, becoming extraordinary centerpieces for your special kitchenware for example or china.

Custom Designed Apothecary Chest Built in Black and White
Custom Designed Apothecary Chest Built in Black and White

by Kristin Drohan Collection and Interior Design

A Bold Presence and A Huge Focal Point Materialized Trough an Apothecary Cabinet Design
A Bold Presence and A Huge Focal Point Materialized Trough an Apothecary Cabinet Design
Customized Stenciling Vintage Apothecary Cabinet for a Modern Bedroom
Customized Stenciling on a Vintage Apothecary Cabinet for a Modern Bedroom

In several contemporary bedside stand designs we can often find resemblances with an original apothecary chest design whilst keeping the modern twist shaped with high- end technology in extraordinary materials. Several producers are accepting custom painted orders to better fit the customer`s interior design. An unique industrial vintage design can be obtained through metallic apothecary pieces. Bellow floating apothecary styled storage’s are appearing to occupy less space whilst giving the bath a highly sophisticated look along with the double sink and extraordinary water taps. Note the jars in which the items are placed and the mirrors, highlighting the entire design line through appurtenance.

Floating Apothecary Cabinets Highlighting The Design Line
Floating Apothecary Cabinets Highlighting The Design Line

by Kimberley Bryan

Modern Mirrored Reinterpretation of the Apothecary Style
Modern Mirrored Reinterpretation of the Apothecary Style

by Amy Lambert Lee

Apothecary Style Cabinets in a White Modern Kitchen with Vintage Chairs
Apothecary Style Cabinets in a White Modern Kitchen with Vintage Chairs

by Pennville Custom Cabinetry

Blend of Contemporary and Classic Materialized in a Bathroom
Blend of Contemporary and Classic Materialized in a Bathroom

Filling Up the Apothecary Jars with Right Kind of Drugs

Apothecary Chest and Cabinets are coming indeed with a huge price tag but there is a less expensive option to bring this design line into your home: apothecary jars! Through these gorgeous pieces you may be able to convince yourself to make your own cabinets or move towards another design line that you would like better. Whether they`re transitional items, new additions to you apothecary style design or simply jars that you love, these have an extraordinary method of presenting Christmas and New Year decorations. This is their superpower and you must know it and make use of it properly. The extraordinary silhouette lives up to its name the entire year  so it will bear with you through sweets, candy delights or even a terrarium at any giving time in great style.

Apothecary Jars Sheltering Candy Goodness
Apothecary Jars Sheltering Candy Goodness
High End Apothecary Chest and Jar Properly Welcoming Guests
High End Apothecary Chest and Jars Properly Welcoming Guests
Apothecary Jars Completed with a Starfish for the Complete Beach Style
Apothecary Jars Completed with a Starfish for the Complete Beach Style

by jill Shevlin – Intrinsic Designs

As you would expect, apothecary jars are breaking the aesthetic boundaries in the kitchen where they`re becoming really functional, for example: you can use them to store spices, coffee, sugar, etc. A fresh seasonal fruit in the apothecary jars is also recommended, being far healthier then sweets. A colorful fruit can become a fresh accent in the overall look of the room.

“Perfect for every room in the house, decorating with apothecary jars is all about tapping into your creativity!”

Lidded Glass Apothecary Jars of Swabs and Cotton Balls
Lidded Glass Apothecary Jars of Swabs and Cotton Balls

by Neiman Taber Architects

Using the Apothecary Jars as Neutral Transparent Decoration in an Already Extraordinary and Iconic Setup
Using the Apothecary Jars as Neutral Transparent Decoration in an Already Extraordinary and Iconic Setup
The Presence of the Apothecary Jars in the Kitchen is Bringing Far More Then Aesthetics
The Presence of the Apothecary Jars in the Kitchen is Bringing Far More Then Aesthetics
Glass Apothecary Jars Adding Elegance and Style to the Bathroom
Glass Apothecary Jars Adding Elegance and Style to the Bathroom

 

Here we are in the end of an article that we find highly graphic and inspiring, asking you for your valuable feedback. What do you think about the apothecary cabinets and apothecary jars? We would love to hear your opinion in the comment section bellow, on Facebook or Twitter.

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