Central Station Original Interiors makes custom-built classic and contemporary furniture that evokes rustic simplicity thanks to its use of hand-selected, refined materials such as European oak and Belgian bluestone. Though based in North Carolina, Belgium-born designer Paul Delaisse travels the world in search of unusually grained and gnarled lumber, from reclaimed teak to African walnut. Take the Giacometti basic table, which features a reclaimed-teak top and tapered legs. Or check out the ingenious Cargo lounge chair — featuring a steel frame, teak armrests, and khaki-colored upholstery made from recycled tent tarps. Delaisse's streamlined furnishings come with industrial elements such as slab-top tables on waxed metal bases and French oak chairs with rawhide-upholstered cushions. Delaisse also makes extraordinary decorative pieces from naturally eroded and petrified woods.
Clean lines and fluid, nature-inspired colors and shapes mark this serene selection of furniture and accessories. Start with a focal piece, like The Phillips Collection’s freeform wooden dining table or root console. Add accessories, from Architec’s wavy mixing bowls to Aviva Stanoff’s silk-screened vases and votives with embossed metallic leaf motifs. To finish the look, lay down one of Anji Mountain’s rustic bamboo rugs.
The natural grain, burls, and beauty of wood sit center stage in Paul Delaisse’s handmade furniture. The Belgian designer travels the world in search of distinctive lumber, and then crafts singular streamlined pieces from his finds. Take the Giacometti basic table, with its reclaimed-teak top and tapered legs. Or check out the ingenious Cargo lounge chair, featuring a steel frame, teak armrests, and khaki-colored upholstery made from recycled tent tarps. We've also added in some beautiful handmade rugs, in overdyed finishes and eye-catching patterns, which will make a perfect counterpoint.
Inspired by the serene sophistication of our favorite grande-dame hotels in NYC, we’ve put together a selection of plush bedding, lighting, furnishings, accents — even the beds themselves — that’ll give your bedroom the serene, sophisticated vibe you’d find in that $900-a-night suite uptown.
Done right, a safari decor theme is rich and elegant. The key is to use restraint: Choose one or two focal pieces for visual impact, like Couleur Nature’s ikat throw or nuLOOM’s chocolate-and-cream zebra-stripe rug. Then focus on details—accents like Zuny’s giraffe bookends or Four Hands’ decorative horn sculptures finish the look. Keep the rest of the room minimal: A subdued palette of solids, in earthy or black-and-white tones, is an ideal backdrop.