Decor

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LIFE -

was held in New York in Oc­to­ber, and Hamp­ton saw pieces she said could be in­cor­po­rated into a con­tem­po­rary space. A bold, Gre­cian, gold-and-black am­phora, for in­stance, caught her eye; although it’s an or­nate piece, it could play up the drama in a small space, par­tic­u­larly atop a mod­ern ta­ble.

San Fran­cisco in­te­rior stylist Jessica Sut­ton sug­gests us­ing a neu­tral color pal­ette and in­cor­po­rat­ing a mix of rus­tic, con­tem­po­rary, even in­dus­trial pieces to bring the New Tra­di­tional look home.

“Keep the style fresh by in­cor­po­rat­ing clas­sic pat­terns like flo­rals in mod­ern ways — an ab­stract rug, or an up­hol­stered pil­low,” she said.

Re­tail­ers are fea­tur­ing the look this sea­son.

French de­signer Bina Bai­tel has used the clas­sic mold­ings of Paris’ Hauss­mann ar­chi­tec­ture as in­spi­ra­tion for cab­i­net doors, but tilted the mo­tifs to cre­ate the vis­ually strik­ing As­tra­gale ar­moire and con­sole. (www.roche-bobois.com )

Bern­hardt’s Salon col­lec­tion in­cludes a tra­di­tional etagere given an al­abaster fin­ish, and a curvy night­stand clad in sil­ver leaf. The Haven col­lec­tion pares down tra­di­tional English clas­sics like wingchairs and din­ing ta­bles to their es­sen­tial forms. (www.bern­hardt. com )

Bri­tish de­signer An­drew Martin has a col­lec­tion of wing­back chairs up­hol­stered in com­bi­na­tions of leather and tick­ing, or leather with a pieced metal frame. A lounge chair pairs a dis­tressed leather seat with a kilim-clad frame. Mix­ing ma­te­ri­als brings the tra­di­tional chair shapes fash­ion­for­ward. (www.house­ol­ogy. com )

Au­drey Sterk, a de­signer on Nan­tucket Is­land, Mas­sachusetts, presents a fresh take on early Amer­i­can quilt flo­rals and 19th cen­tury silkscreen pat­terns in her wall­pa­per and fab­rics, edit­ing the mo­tifs to their es­sen­tial el­e­ments and us­ing a con­tem­po­rary color pal­ette. (www.au­dreysterk.com )

At Can­de­labra, the clas­sic sil­hou­ette of a Louis XVI chair is cast in sil­ver- or gold­toned stain­less steel and given elon­gated legs, cre­at­ing a sleek barstool. Curvy, pol­ished sil­ver legs and an es­pe­cially long — 72-inch — sliver of mar­ble make for a show­stop­per of a con­sole. (www. shop­can­de­labra.com )

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