January 19, 2023
Let’s be honest, trends come and go, so I find that I’d rather focus my time on creating designs that look and feel timeless while still capturing the rich significance and history of each of my clients. So as we venture into the new year, I’d like to share a few looks that hold a refined sense of effortless, lived-in style – ones that are sure to draw a space together while creating genuine meaning that is personal to you.
Primitive Wood Chairs
Who can resist a natural wood look? Invite the soft aesthetic of nature into the home with dynamic shapes and raw finishes. The looks I find myself drifting toward are the Brutalist and Bobbin Corner Chairs. With their acute angles and quirky design styles, they have the power to tie a room together or sit as a decorative focal point inviting conversation and storytelling.
With a recent revival, antique tapestries enjoy bold designs or subtle muted colors, with the power to set the tone for the entire room. Often framed as the main spotlight of a single wall, it has the power to capture an audience with its varying colors and fantastical depictions, all with the likeness of a decadent oil painting.
As I like to say, the best things in life only get better with time – and rugs are one of them. As we continue to incorporate these handmade and secondhand rugs into our design aesthetic, we are seeing a shift from washed-out and muted colors to more rich, saturated, and complex designs. These earthy colors like deep reds and rich blues set against lighter and contemporary spaces create a striking juxtaposition and grounded feel to any space.
Vintage Italian Leather Sofas (60s-70s)
Just like our favorite pair of jeans, sometimes the worn and lived-in look is the one we are going for – especially in leather, achieving that weathered look is highly sought-after and sure to only look better with time. They provide rich texture, elegance, and sophistication and remain functional and durable for years to come.
Striking that balance between old and new, vintage paintings have the power to marry modern and antique styles or make homage to a favorite artist. With a particular resurgence in Cubism, these paintings employ geometric shapes to create a pure level of abstraction, creating dynamic and engaging spaces sure to start a conversation.
As trends come and go, it can feel difficult to keep up with the latest looks while still considering the sustainability of it all. That’s why I love to embrace the challenge and beauty of the reintegration of the old with the new. Combining styles that have a rich history, but still a refined sense of elegance, allowing space to celebrate the art of storytelling for generations. So as we embrace the new season ahead, consider some of these classic elements that are guaranteed to make you feel right at home in 2023.