House Design-Style Watch
H&D curates the latest in home décor for traditional, modern and transitional looks
On the Shelf Designed by Pagnon et Pelhaître for Ligne Roset, Book&Look is an adaptable collection of square and rectangular shelving units that can be configured in myriad ways. Made of panels that have been lacquered or veneered, the shelves can sit on the floor or be mounted on the wall.
From Outer Space The Nebula Multi-Light Pendant from Troy Lighting has a playful, contemporary edge. Made of white glass and hand-worked wrought iron finished in polished nickel (pictured) or carbide black, the fixture is also available as a flush mount or sconce at Dominion Electric.
A Fresh Spin Porcelanosa puts a fresh spin on tile designs from the early 20th century with its Antique collection of durable porcelain floor tiles. Geometric shapes and floral patterns create an ornamental mosaic look, while the combination of patterns yields a distinctly modern result.
Crystal Clear Currey & Company’s eye-catching Serena Chandelier marries classic form with unexpected materials. Measuring 23 inches tall, the four-light fixture features a wrought-iron-and-wood frame finished in Silver Granello and draped with chains of crystal orbs in bold aqua. A similar wall sconce is also available.
Bed Time A winged back and tapered legs in a walnut finish convey a cozy, traditional vibe in Hickory Chair’s 66-inch-tall Hattie Headboard. The bedstead, which comes in twin, queen, king and California king sizes, also boasts optional hand-tufting and upholstered side rails and footboard. Available locally through Sheffield Furniture.
On a Curve Curved lines add flair to Hudson Valley Lighting’s traditional Caldwell sconce, which features an Art Deco-style back plate. A pleated silk shade softens the light. Finishes include Aged Brass, Old Bronze and Polished Nickel. Available at Dulles Electric in a double- or single-light version.
Under Foot The 100-percent wool Ayara Rug designed by Ben Soleimani for Restoration Hardware was inspired by the look of classic Oushak carpets. Hand-knotted and sheared to a low pile, each rug is crafted by artisans and no two are alike. Sizes range from three-by-nine to 12-by-15 feet.
Test of Time Arhaus Furniture’s Portsmouth Upholstered Chair has the look and feel of a timeworn antique. Pictured here in a medallion-inspired fabric, the piece has a solid beechwood frame, gently flared legs and black-nickel nail-head trim. It’s available in 11 finishes and 225 upholstery options.
Room Vignette In this transitional space with a touch of glam by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, elegant Dumont sofas flank the River Stone cocktail table, shaped like its namesake but made of cast resin with a silver-leaf finish. On the far wall, the white-lacquered Lawson Chest features bronze mirrored doors with hand-cut fretwork.
Nicely Neutral Gray remains a hot color for design, and Mirage has embraced the trend with its Greystone line of maple flooring. With its clear gray hue that lets the wood grain show, the surface conveys a natural yet modern sensibility. The three-and-a-quarter-inch-wide floorboards are available in a gloss finish.
Music Motif Designed by Paolo Cappello, the whimsical Caruso music cabinet may have a retro look, but it’s equipped with the latest technology. A hi-fi Bluetooth speaker makes it compatible with smart devices. The trumpet speaker has a flexible ceramic surface; it comes in several colors, while the cabinet is available in lacquered or wood-grain finish. Sold at Theodores in Georgetown.
Sculptural Center Corbett Lighting’s Modernist pendant integrates a traditional drum shade with a contemporary sculptural center. Made of handcrafted iron and polished stainless steel in a silver- and gold-leaf finish with a hardback shade, the six-light fixture adapts to any décor. Available at Annapolis Lighting.