Dennis Cheok, creative director of design firm Upstairs_, is a big fan of vintage modern furniture. “Each piece tells a story of its time and evolution, and represents it in a tangible and recognizable physical form,” he says.

But just because the style is popular, doesn’t mean that it suits every home. “A home should be a true reflection of its inhabitants’ personal preferences and nuances, and these pieces are not for everyone,” he says.

“I’ve seen some incredible homes that are fully furnished with these storied pieces, and every space brimming with so many stories to tell; while some would prefer to make a statement with a few, but still significant key pieces that are close to their hearts. It’s all a matter of taste, preferences and accessibility.”

Fans of the vintage-meets-modern look, check out these pieces below:

This article was originally published in The Business Times.