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Our Guide to Timeless Design

There are lots of opinions on this subject, but we think that achieving timeless design

comes from creating layers on layers on layers. Using natural materials and neutral

color palettes to create spaces that are both elegant and lived-in. Here are our go-to

rules on creating timeless spaces.

1. Embrace Natural Materials

We LOVE natural materials like wood, stone, and linens because they have a classic

appeal that never goes out of style. They bring warmth, texture, and an organic feel to

your home. Mixing things like a solid oak dining table, marble counters, and linen

drapes, create an elevated space that you can enjoy for years to come.

● Wood: Choose beautiful flooring and heirloom quality wood furniture that can

be refinished and will last for decades.

● Stone: Incorporate natural stone in kitchen countertops, bathroom tiles, and

even as statement furniture pieces.

● Linen: Use natural pre-laundered linen for upholstery, bedding, and draperies to

introduce a soft, natural texture.

2. Opt for a Neutral Color Palette

Neutral colors are the foundation of timeless design. Whites, beiges, taupes, and soft

greens create a calm and adaptable base for any room. This palette not only exudes

sophistication but also allows for versatility if you want to introduce pops of color or

change decor elements over time.

● Furniture: Invest in neutral-colored furniture that can be easily accompanied but

fun pillows and throws!

● Accents: Use natural hues in rugs, art, and decorative items to maintain a

cohesive and classic look However, the occasional pop of color in your accents

can be a fun way to spice things up!

3. Invest in Quality Furniture

While we can go on and on about what makes a quality piece of furniture (and we

will... in another post 😉). This blog is about timeless spaces, and one of the

cornerstones of timeless design is all about quality over quantity. Invest in well-made

furniture pieces that can withstand daily use and will look lived-in vs. disheveled.

● Sofas and Chairs: Choose pieces with 8-way hand tied suspension, wood frames,

and quality seat and back cushions.

● Tables: Opt for solid wood tables or multi-layer veneers over solid wood that can

be refinished should you ever choose.

● Storage: Invest in quality storage furniture, or built-in storage to keep your

home organized and clutter-free.

4. Layer Textures and Patterns

Simplicity is elegance, but that doesn’t mean you should shy away from layering

textures and patterns to add depth and interest. Mixing materials is our go-to when

designing spaces. Layering textures helps create an elevated, warm, and inviting


● Rugs: Use textured and natural rugs to define spaces and create a comfortable


● Throws and Pillows: Mix different fabrics and subtle patterns to create a cozy

and aesthetically pleasing pillow and throw story!

● Wall Art: Choose original art pieces that complement your color scheme and

speak to you.

Achieving a timeless home design is about creating a space that feels both classic and

current, elevated, and livable. Embrace the elegance of simplicity and the quiet luxury

aesthetic by incorporating natural materials, neutral colors, quality furniture, and

thoughtful layouts, to design a home that ignores “of the minute” trends and stands

the test of time.

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