Just like Mom These 6 Classic Design Pieces Never Go Out of Style
There are some things, once introduced, never go out of style. Depending on their finish, fabric, or size, these 6 items will fit right into any interior space. No matter how much your tastes may change, invest in one of these timeless pieces and you’re sure to love and appreciate them for years to come.
Clawfoot Tub. The ultimate bathtub icon. Cast iron clawfoot tubs are typically oval in shape and are made with a layer of cast iron overlaid with porcelain and painted on the opposite side. Acrylic clawfoot tubs are made with a variety of different materials and are lighter, easier to install and safer on the 2nd floor than cast iron clawfoot tubs. Whether in the classic cast iron or in lighter weight acrylic styles, the varieties available in styles, colors and foot finish options seem limitless. This spacious and nostalgic tub can add charm, appeal and sense of luxury in a wide variety of bathroom interiors.
Chesterfield Sofa. A gentleman’s classic. Nothing says luxury quite like a tufted Chesterfield sofa. These stately, tufted leather pieces have a long, rich history rooted in English style. They’ve been re-imagined in every material possible, naturally taking on new lives as playful and modern aesthetics. We see them upholstered in bold jewel-toned velvet as well as muted, neutral linens. In any of these new incarnations, Chesterfields always manage to maintain that buttoned-up, classic English style.
Louis XVI Side Chair. Truly timeless and classically French, the square-back Louis XVI side chair in particular, is eternally stylish. Their square backs are less chichi than their rounded sidekick and look surprisingly sleek when matched with a minimalistic table. Velvet upholstery can give these delightful chairs a sense of edge and their wood frames allow for endless painting and finish opportunities.
Pedestal Sink. You can’t beat the timeless beauty of a pedestal sink. What’s old is new again. Pedestal sinks have been around for over a hundred years. They add some old-time sophistication to the bathroom, reckoning back to when it was referred to as the “powder room.”
The basic idea with a pedestal sink is rather simplistic, it consists of a ceramic bowl placed on top of a ceramic pedestal, mix in some modern plumbing and you’re set. People are drawn to this simple, yet stylish bathroom sink because it is different and timeless. With essentially one leg to stand on it reminds us of an era long gone, a time warp if you will. Pedestals are a very practical alternative to larger space eating vanities.
Eero Saarinen Table. In a 1956 Time magazine cover story, Eero Saarinen said that “the underside of typical tables and chairs makes a confusing, un-restful world,” and that he was designing a new collection to “clear up the slum of legs in the U.S. home.” Later that year, he completed his Pedestal Table (1956), whose form was inspired by a drop of high-viscosity liquid. These tables come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials, and they fit into the décor of virtually any home.
Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman. Who doesn’t recognize the Eames lounge chair and ottoman? When the set was introduced in 1956, there was nothing else like it. The design was completely new. It has not only endured for more than 50 years—it has become one of the significant furniture designs of the 20th century. Instantly recognizable, a true icon of modern design. These pieces live in museums like MOMA in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago, and in stylish interiors around the world. They have been the subject of documentaries and books, they are quintessential modern classic.