Today's post is not about catamites, comtesses or vodka, but is a continuation of yesterday's. I mentioned we were thinking of a low contemporary cabinet under the pictures on the "art wall" and here are the two options we are looking at. Both are by Poliform and both would work with transitional and traditional furniture.
It is a truism to say that the best of one period will fit well with that of another and in the last few years some decorators and designers seemingly have gone out their ways to make that truism the exception to the rule. Clearly, it is a matter of discernment and simply knowing when to stop and whereas it certainly is pleasant to be surrounded by things with personal associations I question whether every horizontal surface has to have its own landscape (so sick of that word "tablescape") of bibelots and every vertical surface festooned with layer upon layer of objets.
In the first photo the lamp is one of my all-time favourites - the Atollo - designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977.