Sharing some eye candy this afternoon from Washington, D.C. based designer Darryl Carter. If you think furnishings on the traditional side aren’t really your thing, think again once you get to the end of this post. Dark pieces and artwork against white/cream walls is dramatic and elegant and gives a modern edge to classic style. YUM!
Here I go again getting all excited about a classic look done just a little differently, traditional decor with a twist, in this case in an old 1860’s in commercial building with exposed brick and crumbling plaster. It reminds me a little of a faded old palazzo, just not so grand, perhaps a bit more gritty and down to earth. There are a few things I would change but I love the idea of fine living in an unusual space, that unexpected twist. Industrial Redux in Mississippi by Barry Dixon.
An elegant mix of old and new is at the heart of this home by French-born Californian-based interior designer Florence Livingston of Florence Choux Livingston Interiors. It is a home with soul, a serene oasis for family and friends with its neutral palette of greys and taupes and those beautiful limed floorboards. What a wonderful home to come home to at the end of a hectic day.
As eclectic and creative as its owner, photographer and film director Cindy Sherman, this East Hampton home by Billy Cotton is funky, fab and free spirited. Another great example of traditional with a twist where the textiles, rugs and wallcoverings are the heroes. Country chic that is unpretentious and comfortable.
Photography by Jason Schmidt for Architectural Digest
It’s one of my favourite styles these days. Traditional with a twist. Sophisticated but with a touch of whimsy. Elegant with a pop of the unexpected. Historical references and a touch of modern muscle. It’s interior designer Bennett Leifer‘s own Manhattan apartment.