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Terrific Traditional Design

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12 . 14 . 17

Traditional design often gets a bad rap but in the right hands, it can look fresh instead of fuddy duddy. The clients who hired interior designer Miles Redd and architect Gil Schafer to design their San Francisco home actually suggested the look and had Pinterest boards to help convey their vision. The wife said, “Antiques are such a good value today, and they’re great for a family lifestyle; they’ve already been through a lot and will go through more, and old carpets are pretty much indestructible.”

Sometimes I’m glad that young people want modern design because that means more antiques and old china for me but they are really missing out. They really don’t make things like the used to and instead of buying a cheap nondescript piece of furniture at Ikea, you can buy something old and well made for probably the same price. A piece that will last for many more years to come and add soul to your apartment. Give it a try.

To see more and find the credits, pick up the latest issue of Architectural Digest or click here.

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  1. Suzanne R Brown December 15, 2017 | 12:53 am

    Absolutely lovely! Looks like it’s “always been that way”. Big kudos to the savvy owners and to Miles Redd.

  2. primadarling.com December 15, 2017 | 2:54 pm

    Miles Redd and Gil Schafer are an unbeatable team. I’m sure you’ve seen Gil’s country house that he built from scratch to appear old. He worked with Miles on that as well, and it’s amazing. Both huge talents!

  3. Jazmin January 4, 2018 | 8:46 am

    I am happy to see that traditonal design lives on. Beautifully done and very liveable, with beauty and comfort in mind.