Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hudson New York Design Inspirations

August is a bit slow just now on the auction front and while waiting on the next crop of end of Summer auctions to be posted, I wandered in to Hudson, NY for some decorating inspiration. Hudson is full of antique and design shops, along with a number of very good retaurants. It's two hours from New York City on the train and worth a trip.

I love the shop Lili and Loo for their affordable designs, and their sense of style. They effortlessly combine classics with industrial pieces.

I love the purple daybed and the terrific lantern on the coffee table. You can also always use a Louis XVI style chair in classic and modern settings.Upholster it with something fun!

This French styled love seat is paired with a metal and wood coffee table and the cool metal side table. Many of their mirrors use warm copper frames.

Another classic sofa in purple! I love it for the warmth. The metal table and really interesting mirror give it the modern edge.

A classic French style settee is paired with a Chinese style console table and a great mirror.

When decorating 'at auction' think of the classics along with the modern for a great contemporary look.

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