Isn’t it fascinating how everything comes back in style?  Maybe it’s the nostalgia of times past or maybe it’s a phenomenon motivated by profit… new generations, new customers.  Whatever the reason, truth is that in fashion and design, styles are constantly being reinvented, revived, reinterpreted, and the resulting trends are always rooted in the past. The similarities in style, form, and function are evident but what make them new are the details. Color, textures, current materials, proportions and innovative finishes take the styles to a whole other level, it makes it new.

From the Stone Ages and the Classical World to Early Modern Europe, 19th Century, Early North American and Modernism, furniture has always been around. It has been part of the human experience and it has reflected the era and place in which it was created. Not only the materials used but also its design was so particular from period to period that clear distinction could be made. This is how the different classic styles were born. Everything after that, has been a reinterpretation of what once was, brought into a modern context.

Knowing how to reinvent the classics while staying current it’s the challenge that designers need to master in order to keep up with the changing trends.  CR Laine always offers an array of alternatives that will stand the test of time.

Antique Murano Chandelier (top left), Modern Parsons Table from Bungalow 5 (top center), Vintage French Art Deco coffee table (top right), Parsons Table by Paul Evans circa 1960 (bottom left), Anton Side Table from Bungalow 5 (bottom center) and Murano Style Glass Chandelier from Cyan Designs.

CR Laine has kicked it up a notch.   Fine textiles, nail heads, trimmings, tufted back and transitional legs make this beauty a showstopper in any room.

The first three-quarters of the 20th Century marked a turning point in industrial design because for the first time, the introduction of new materials gave way to the production of truly unique and new furniture.  They called them the new classics. Mid-Century Modern design embodies the dramatic march towards modernism.

Interior design will always and forever roll with the changes, its part of its creative and dynamic nature.  Let us @ Design Connection Inc., help you make the best choices when it comes to furnishings and allow us to transform your house into your dream home…a reflection of who you are, a style that defines you, a timeless design that will stand the test of time.

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