A NEW TAKE ON TRADITION
HERITAGE EXPRESSES OUR LOVE FOR PAST SUCCESSES. It's not about repeating what we know. It's about delving into the annals of history to merge various eras and aesthetics and then mixing things up, elevating and improving, to create surprises in an understandable yet refreshing way. Integrating heritage items and aesthetics with new materials and finishes modernizes interiors and develops a space with a timeless quality. The Heritage story holds all the relevance of reassurance, of comfort and livability. It reflects a renewed interest in handcrafting, artisanship and precious materials, resulting in an elegant design philosophy that preserves traditional, classic codes, bespoke goods and principles of high quality.
Old books and libraries / ancient coins / costume history tapestry patterns / baroque interiors / world travel traditional luxury brands / the golden age of fashion / classic architecture / merging of modern with Classicism Renaissance, Victorian and Baroque / ornate relief details family traditions and heirlooms / renewal of forgotten handcraft techniques / high tea / lavish dining / decorative silverware / calligraphy / hand-written notes / carefully wrapped giftware / stained glass / chandeliers / emblems vintage illustrations / monograms
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- Pastels and subtle neutrals assuage the grandness of the architectural forms
- Delicate tones of gray, camel, cream, browns, taupe, faded pink, putty and gold are offset by a judicious use of rich earth tones, dark gray-green and bronze
- Knitwear, long coats in supple and sensual fabrics, fitted bodices or corsets, brocades
- Quilting, satin and lace, high necks, vintage effects, metallic hues, coin or lacing closures, ornamental buttons
- Embellished footwear, decorations with a tapestry spirit and embroideries with an old-world charm
- A refined elegance that mixes softness and sturdiness, old and new, subtle patina nobility with a modern attitude. The style is theatrical, yet sophisticated and composed.
- Architecture incorporates a renewed focus and inventive interpretation of historical form and ornamentation derived from Classicism, Neo-Classicism, Palladianism, Renaissance, and Baroque influences.
- The focus on balance, proportion, and symmetry is apparent, although it may be tempered with a modern playfulness and sensibility.
- An orderly arrangement of columns, pilasters and lintels are strong throughout the aesthetic, as well as is the use of arches, domes, and niches carved from limestone or marble.
- Decorative forms such as chairs, headboards, benches and mirrors, and lavish dining rooms and chandeliers infuse a refined historic attitude throughout interiors.
- Noble materials like wood, embossed leather and marble will make a strong return along with a penchant for antiques and iconic signature pieces.
- Fine art, bronze casting, terra cotta, wrought iron, hand blown and stained glass will add charm and warmth.
- Botanical prints and lower inspired patterns bring nature inside and brocade and velvet provide delightful tactile experiences.
- Natural stones with rich history or compelling provenance will grace the exterior; Old World, French Chateau and dressed faces with European stones, especially classic Italian marbles and French limestone will adorn floors, interior walls and countertops, as well as architectural details.
- Regional stones will be selected for projects conveying an American-inspired vernacular.
Finishes & Effects
- Antique effects
- Embossed patterns
- Sawn stone
- Glazed varnishes
- Embroidered metallics
- Worn patina
- Heavy bushhammer
- Knobby weaves
- Polished marble