Suzanne Rheinstein at the Cathedral Antiques Show
posted Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
The Cathedral Antiques Show: Tips for decor and tablescapes
Decorating tip: “I think a look that feels very good to me now, no matter what kind of house it is in, is one that combines pieces from different eras,” she said. In a 1950s home for empty-nester clients, Rheinstein used a 19th-century kilim rug from Afghanistan with orange, purple and deep yellow in a room with light floors and off-white walls. Then she added a 19th-century Japanese tansu, a storage chest, in a more mellow dark red lacquer finish and a 17th-century English oak chair upholstered in linen next to the tansu. Above the tansu, she placed a colorful painting by Cuban artist Cundo Bermudez. “These are four different objects from four different countries, but the way they’re put together seems more for the way we live now. It’s a little more graphic,” she said.
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