Based in the Mississippi Delta, John Richard crafts quality furnishings for those who love to antique but haven't got the time. Cloaked in embroidered silks, glittering leathers or whimsical crewels, their pillows are marked by historical details, one-of-a-kind patterns, and luxurious materials. They're the kind of objects that satisfy the discerning eye — and make a room unforgettable. Group several for maximum effect.
Sophisticated, artful style pervades these furnishings, lighting pieces, and accents by John Richard. From eglomise nesting tables to a storage box with a gold-leafed croco-print finish, each one stands out with luxurious texture and attention to detail.
“We all crave the familiar,” says Gilt Home’s Editorial Director Tom Delavan, “but we don’t want to live in a time capsule.” Delavan considers Edwardian design style — the uncluttered style that blossomed in England around 1900 in reaction to overstuffed, fussy Victorianism — as a touchstone for this nostalgia. Today there’s a trend toward Neo-Edwardian style, the classic Edwardian look pared down even more to fit the way we live today. It indulges our need for nostalgic design without the appearance of frumpiness, according to Delavan. “People want old stuff,” he says, “but they want to prolong the illusion that they’re not turning into their parents.”