Traditional treasures combined with and modern measures — the measures being interior designer Jay Spectre’s approach to the New York townhouse of a young couple who owned, loved and lived with museum-caliber furnishings.
In their chic 70s boho living room, the two displayed their collection of art from all eras, be it a 1970 gouache or a 15th-century Indian wood-carved elephant.
In the lofty space, the quality was unquestionably “establishment” — all the furniture was French antiques, there were fabrics of silk and cut velvet, draperies richly fringed, and the cynosure Turkish rug a had magnificent, age-paled Ushak Angora with a mix of mellow color.
In the past, such old-line elegance would never have been used in context with a plaster-stripped brick wall, which is clearly so blendable with the color and texture here.
Everything was a gem of its genre, yet all pictures and decor were placed for everyday use and enjoyment.
Expressed: The young attitude that treasured connoisseur finds just as much as vintage thrift store discoveries.