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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Designing a room is meant to be fun. No matter your style, the ability to change your space and revamp your design sensibilities is a big part of what we all love about decorating. The trick to keeping a cohesive home? Investing in classic items that anchor your rooms, regardless of how creative you get.

“We have many pieces that have been part of our collection for years. Like all true classics, they have staying power because people find them visually appealing and complementary to many tastes and design aesthetics,” explains Mitchell Gold, co-founder and chairman of home goods brand . “Plus, they're easy to decorate—and redecorate—with.”

With that versatility in mind, think of the below as the furniture building blocks for any abode.

Living Room

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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

A Structural Sofa

As the furniture focal point of the living room, the sofa is a chance to make a lasting design statement. When looking for one that can hold its own in any space, opt for something with structure, like the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Hunter Sofa. Its strong lines can stand up to a variety of colors, patterns, and textures.

Hunter Sofa, mgbwhome.com

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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

A Transitional Coffee Table

Sleek and clean, this round, tempered glass-topped table uses polished stainless steel and geometric lines to play chameleon for your design scheme. It's effortlessly modern in a minimalist setting, boho cool when laden with natural ornaments, or demurely traditional in a classic room setting.

Vienna Round Cocktail Table, mgbwhome.com

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Now House by Jonathan Adler

A Neutral Rug

A patterned rug in subdued tones adds visual interest to a living space without imposing too potent a design theme. If your tastes or inspirations change in a year or two, you won't have to invest in a new one.

Now House by Jonathan Adler Area Rug, $216, amazon.com

Dining Room

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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

A Minimalist Dining Table

There's a reason museums favor precise, minimalist decor to show off artwork: sharp, clean lines provide the structure that lets decorative elements sing. Since the dining table and chairs are going to be the center of holidays and celebrations for years to come, choosing an option that works with multiple decor styles is an ideal way to maximize your design investment.

To visually offset stark lines, go with chairs that offer curves, which bring a softness to the look and encourages your eye to move through the space. Pull it all together by matching the hardware on your chairs with the table.

Classic Parsons Dining Table, mgbwhome.com

Remy Dining Chair, mgbwhome.com

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Vietri

An Impactful Accessory

An elegant tray can hold flowers and centerpieces for your feasts without eating up valuable table space. Plus, it looks great all on its own as well.

Vietri Florentine Tray, $142, saksfifthavenue.com

Bedroom

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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

A Chic Chaise Lounge

The bed tends to get all the glory when it comes to the furniture in this room, but it's really the accent pieces that take a bedroom scheme from a place to sleep to something really special. For example, adding comfy, stylish seating can transform this space into a relaxing, private retreat you'll want to curl up in during your waking hours.

“Our Hunter lounge is a classic example of a versatile piece that fits a variety of spaces,” says Bob Williams, co-founder and president of design. Two perfect bedroom spots? “At the foot of a bed or in a cozy corner for reading.”

Hunter Lounge, mgbwhome.com

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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

A Sturdy Dresser

Clothes storage is a functional essential for any bedroom, but finding a dresser that can adapt with your tastes can be challenging. Look for an option that plays a strong supporting role, giving the room structure without adding too much embellishment. This inky mahogany dresser, seen here used as a nightstand for added storage, soothes the eye with its simplicity while adding a touch of unconventional interest with the Y-frame of the legs.

Ming 3 Drawer Chest, mgbwhome.com

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Anthropologie

A Practical Nightstand

A nightstand is a must for any bedroom. This white table makes the most of both form and function with a drawer that cuts down on bedside clutter and a built-in charging port to disguise cords. The floating effect adds interest, while the versatile monochrome style will fit your evolving tastes.

Merrion Charging Nightstand, $398, anthropologie.com

Entry

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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

A Slim Console Table

Long, slender legs and glossy white lacquer give this console table a light, airy feel (and slim footprint) that's fitting for entry areas of any size. The surface provides a spot for decorative elements, frames a bold piece of art or mirror, and the drawer offers a handy hideaway for those necessities of life that don't need to be on display, like spare keys.

Ming Console, mgbwhome.com

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A Transitional Lamp

Whether you've got a spacious foyer or a more modest entry, light adds an unbeatable ambience to your home's first impression. Take charge of your glow night and day by adding a lamp in a timeless shape, like this trophy silhouette. Swap out shades for a colorful pop, amp up the traditional style with a classic fabric, or embrace cool, minimalist white.

Gubi + Space Copenhagen lamp, $629, atore.com

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Frontgate

A Statement Mirror

A mirror amplifies light and brings a welcoming sense of spaciousness—ideal for the first room people see when they enter your home. This silver leaf mirror has a facetted edge that serves as its own frame and gives off a modern geometric vibe.

Beaded Beveled Mirror, $626, frontgate.com

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