Nod toward the old, while always bringing in the new.
It’s true what they say: trends come and go, but style last forever. Steal these ideas from Chicago-based to update your home's look with inspiration from the past and just the right amount of modern thrown in.
Once strictly reserved for country houses and southern style enthusiasts, gingham is back in a major way. Staszak uses bold, checked curtains against stark modern elements like white leather chairs and a beaded chandelier make it feel current.
In the early aughts, white kitchens were all the rage. Now, kitchens with a more colorful soul are considered both edgy and beautiful, especially paired with the .
The old wooden and carved banisters and balustrades from decades’ past are getting a serious overhaul — think iron and steel materials in a sleek and of-the-moment pattern.
In the 1930s, heavy leather club chairs became a trendy must-have. Now, a slightly less clunky cut works with stained wood for a fresh aesthetic that's certainly more refined than in the past, without losing any of that sumptuousness.
Sometimes all it really takes to bring your home into the 21st century is a simple switch of appliances. Instead of a full kitchen redo, install a modern, glass-fronted with a double oven to balance older cabinets and create the faux sense of a full gut renovation.
The dripping crystal chandelier, popular in the United States in stately homes at the turn of the century, is coming back in a new way: more and more, it's popping up in molded form to make a bold statement. Staszak opts for one with exposed, shapely lightbulbs and twisted arms made of stainless steel.
In the '90s, entryways were an afterthought. Now, designers are more carefully considering what is often the first room to be seen in a house. Staszak uses patterned tile instead of ho-hum stone slabs in the foyer, giving this once sad space a punch of style.
The Windsor chair, made popular in the mid-18th century, is back — and this time it's infused with a shocking hit of color. When choosing a palette, look to a favorite painting, or in this case, a beautifully painted chest, to play off of so the chairs work seamlessly in the space.