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Cocktails with The New Traditionalists

by habituallychic

04 . 27 . 10

I recently had the pleasure of being asked to style a bar for a cocktail party celebrating the new collections of The The New Traditionalists. You might know them better by one of their lines Mason Gray or for their children’s furniture line Duc Duc. Luckily there were no children at the party last week! Just lots of fabulous friends and designers like Jonathan Rosen, Harry Heissmann, Kevin Isbell, Nick Olsen, Ron Marvin, Bruce Shostak, and Laurie Reynolds who is now working with Bruce!

Since I live uptown and The New Traditionalists showroom is in Soho, I tried to use as many accessories they had on site as possible. This is something that I often so at my client’s homes so it actually worked out well.

All of the furniture names are actually numbers that are meaningful to the company. The credenza that I used for my bar/entry table is Credenza No. Two Twenty Five. Not sure if you can tell by the photo but the gray finish was applied over a dark blue finish that can be seen around all the edges. It looked really beautiful in person and perfectly complemented my blue and orange color scheme. You can only see a glimpse of one of their chairs in this photo but you should definitely check out their upholstered pieces. The applied leather trimmings and details are like nothing I’ve ever seen!

The accessories did include a few pieces from my own apartment including my gold boxes, Eiffel Tower, candle and monogrammed match boxes. I also don’t advocate smoking but the multi-colored Nat Sherman cigarettes in the silver cup were a nod to A Single Man and added more color.
While my styling project was like something I would do in a client’s home, it couldn’t compare with the work of real stylist Frances Bailey! She styled the Armoire No. Five Sixty Four with an orange lacquered interior that I loved! You can have the interiors lacquered any color and it’s a fun surprise to find when you open a door or drawer!

I love the Domino magazine quality to the styling of this bar by Frances. I definitely think I need to have her give me some lessons!

Brady Wilcox the Chief Creative Officer of The New Traditionalists styled this simple bar on the Dresser No. Nine. I love how the white lacquer drawer fronts look with the darker wood finish. You can play with the color combinations to your heart’s content! The furniture is all made American as well!

Monogrammed cocktail napkins are a nice touch to any home bar! I think that might also be a vintage trophy that was used as an ice bucket!

I owe a big thanks to The New Traditionalists team of David Harris, Rebby Gregg, Phillip Erdoes, and Brady Wilcox for allowing me to be a part of their special night. I can also confirm that a good time was had by all! Cheers!

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  1. Ms Smart April 27, 2010 | 3:20 am


  2. Ali April 27, 2010 | 4:56 am

    Gorgeous pics (as always) LOVE the credenza!!

  3. Marcus Design April 27, 2010 | 4:57 am

    Very nice! I love the cabinet you styled, it turned out beautiful. I also like the blue and orange that you used. Must have been so much fun 🙂

  4. Rebecca June April 27, 2010 | 5:05 am

    Is that the magnifying glass i gave you? YAY!


    Rebecca June

  5. Chiara April 27, 2010 | 5:14 am

    Omg this is diving! I love all the little pretty things you can find in each photo! Makes me want to throw a cocktail party…thanks for sharing!

    Chiara @ mylittletiara.blogspot.com

  6. Karena April 27, 2010 | 5:47 am


    How exciting, beautiful designs and what company!!

    Art by Karena

  7. TheIconicBlog.com April 27, 2010 | 8:27 am

    Great work! Looks stunning and oh so inviting. x

  8. Tabitha April 27, 2010 | 8:41 am

    I love the styling that you did, it helps create such a glam decadent atmosphere – I don’t smoke but the cocktail cigarettes are darling!

  9. Il Mare Atelier April 27, 2010 | 10:33 am

    I love the styles here!

    Il Mare Atelier’s Blog

  10. Kim@Chattafabulous April 27, 2010 | 12:15 pm

    Last photo: fruit & nuts never looked so sexy!

  11. Elle April 27, 2010 | 2:41 pm

    Gorgeous! I love every single design… and I love your eiffel tower… I have one too and it floats around my house to rest in different vignettes all the time!

  12. Heidi April 27, 2010 | 2:47 pm

    I love these! Thanks for posting, I have many books, pictures and tchotchkes that regularly make their way around my surfaces…and it is great to have this inspiration

  13. Christine Schwalm Design April 28, 2010 | 3:11 pm

    They make the most absolutely fantastic furniture! The quality, detail, intricacy–so fantastic. Easily my favorite exhibit at the AD Show this year.

  14. david April 28, 2010 | 3:41 pm

    Your styling was the perfect compliment to our furniture. Thank you Heather!