An AFternoon with Iris Apfel: Better With Age "I like to put together things that supposedly don’t go together, and I like offbeat things — never the standard equipment. I don’t prefer Georgian things, though they can be beautiful, but I love Italian furniture, baroque mainly. I don’t care whether pieces are expensive or junk. I took the idea of my wall paneling from Louis XVI. My two chairs with the orange are Sicilian 18th century."