Magnificence with an Edge

So can a front room be elegant and edgy ? The Honolulu residence of designer Marion Philpotts Miller suggests the reply is sure. Sure stately furnishings like a grand piano are fixtures of finery, and music-loving Miller is a fan. However she’s an equally avid supporter of visible arts together with these with a contemporary bent. The lounge’s lavender pod chandelier provides an edgy layer of complexity to the room’s design, making it as fascinating as it’s elegant.

Sterling Design

Dove grey and a focus to element occur serene sophistication in the lounge of this Connecticut residence overlooking Lengthy Island Sound. “I didn’t need a beachy house so we went with darkish flooring and traditional particulars,” says the proprietor, architectural designer Louise Brooks. Farrow & Ball’s “Skimming Stone” is painted on the partitions, whereas the wooden comes clear within the venerable paint firm’s “All White.” Silver-gray cocktail and aspect tables choose up the thread of shade from the room’s gray-and-white striped  Elizabeth Eakins rug, whereas the furnishings stays calm in white upholstery materials. Even the equipment on the fireside wall’s cabinets are pared down for significance. Most notable is the pair of vintage lanterns on the center cabinets.

Fashionable Combine

Who higher than furnishings designer Bob Williams to grasp the fashionable combine? In the lounge of his house in Hickory, North Carolina, the cofounder of furnishings producer Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams pairs his new designs with classic favorites from the mid-century. His eye for high quality is revealed in his treasured outdated Lucite chair, Eames-style white leather-based armchair, and Frank Gehry cardboard chair, all of which mingle together with his personal clean-lined designs. Conventional toile draperies from Duralee and ice-blue partitions set off the elegant combine.