A. Rudin furniture designs each chair, sofa, couch or bench in its top-tier collection to be both timeless and durable, perfect for livable luxury in the home or office. A. Rudin’s modern eye and old-world craftsmanship effortlessly mesh classic and contemporary styles, with hand-finished hardwood frames and hand-tufted fabric upholstery. The family-owned business has been based in Los Angeles for four generations, creating quietly elegant furniture all the while. The secret that really sets A. Rudin apart is that it escapes stuffy formalism entirely: While these pieces are undeniably elegant, they also possess an accessible, durable quality that makes them investments you can actually live with.
A neutral backdrop, cosmopolitan forms, eye-popping art—it’s a triple threat when you want to create a room oozing with breezy sophistication. Combine French-inspired furnishings—a daybed, kneehole desk, and folding screen—with colorful art and reclaimed architectural elements placed to play up their sculptural beauty. The rest is in the details: add luxurious pillows, fresh flowers, scented candles and trays. With that, indulge in word play; it never fails to intrigue.
Give your room some sass, and your feet a rest, with one of the poufs or ottomans here (many have storage inside — perfect for controlling shoe clutter). Then tie the scheme together with a cowhide rug or a graphic carpet; their silky hides and hand-knotted piles are nice to pad around on.
Old and new mix in this collection, and the result is effortless glamour. Anchor your room with beautifully tailored, timeless antiques that you’ll never tire of—like a regal rosewood cabinet or a neutral-hued chair. Against that elegant canvas, add color and texture with accessories, from Italian glass vases and a sculptural soapstone bowl, to a sumptuous cashmere throw.
Traditional and modern design elements needn’t be adversaries; they can, in fact, be blended effortlessly. Start with an investment piece, like Payne Street’s antique Chinese buffet, with classic, clean lines. Then add accessories that exude modern flair, but don’t overwhelm; a single abstract art print (we love Jamie Drake’s <i>Pop Color</i>) or grouping of three sleek, sculptural vases will do the trick. The key is to create a mix that feels organic rather than jarring.