Mix It Up

Trend Report: Mix and Match

Good design is no longer matchy-matchy. Mix and marry these classic and modern home accessories to fit your own personal style.

By Heather Dunhill August 29, 2018 Published in the September 2018 issue of Sarasota Magazine

Winging It

Regarded as the “chair-maker of chair-makers,” Danish design legend Hans J. Wegner sketched the Wing Chair ($5,405) in 1960. The sculptural lines tick the form and function boxes, but the genius design is also exceptionally comfortable. Soft Square, 1506 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, (941) 554-4068

Flash Forward

This chic LED chandelier titled Astoria ($1,768) uses tapered metal holders and opal matte etched glass shades for retro appeal. Cool, too, that the shades are a wink to old camera flashbulbs. Bee Ridge Lighting, 3909 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, (941) 922-2626

Martini, Anyone?

There’s something old-school-entertaining about a drinks cart making the rounds at a soirée. The Russo Bar Cart ($199.95) is subtly striking, with its metallic gold frame set against the white faux leather trays, all atop convenient rolling casters. ZGallerie, 140 University Town Center Drive, #156, Sarasota, (941) 702-2563

Comfort Zone

The classic Chesterfield ($3,895) endures. This imposing sofa, at 95-inches-by-34.75-inches-by-26.5 inches, is an updated take, featuring distressed top-grain black leather and a weathered oak base. The Sarasota Collection Home Store, 622 Central Ave., Sarasota, (941) 955-8313

Fire Light

Kenneth Cobonpue’s futuristic Dragon’s Tail table lamp ($810) was inspired by childhood tales about the auspicious power of dragons and taps into the Japanese art of origami for maximum impact. Home Resource, 741 Central Ave., Sarasota, (941) 366-6690

This Old Table

A thick oak table top with turned trestle legs ($1,495) brings a feeling of family tradition into any dining room. Here the reclaimed wood has been bleached to remove years of paint, then finished with a neutral stain, soft lacquer and layers of wax. Easy to pair with a modern chandelier, bench or chairs to complete the look. European Traditions, 7488 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 921-5616

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Center of Attention

Antiques like this 18th-century English George III mahogany bottle carrier ($2,650) become focal points, grounding the living space. This piece was fashioned with a handsome stand with a shaped apron, cabriole legs and pointed pad feet. Steven Postans Antiques, 7881 15th St. E., Sarasota, (941) 359-9898

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