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Updated Classics: Zebra Stripes

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics. The iconic look of black and white is graphic and immediately recognizable, but there’s a shift from zebra hides (although the version we show below is faux) to a more graphic wall treatment that envelops a space.

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Updated Classics: Botanical Wallpaper

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics. Classic Pick: We love the hand-drawn quality of this whimsical wildflower botanical wallpaper. The spare look lets the hammered finish of the brass bed and marquetry side table shine. Fresh Spin: An oversized scale and…

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Updated Classics: Wood Floors

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics. Classic Pick: Wide plank wood floors convey a subtle luxury that’s ideal in a rustic space. The oil-rubbed oak planks in the chalet of designer Grace Castaneda feel soft underfoot and the mid-tone stain is…

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Updated Classics: Nature-Inspired Wallpaper

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics. Classic Pick: Woodsy wallpaper by Cole & Son lends a rustic note to even the slickest city homes. The intricately detailed bark design and soaring vertical lines add height and dimension, especially in compact spaces.

Kitchens

Updated Classics: Kitchen Pendants

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics. Classic Pick: The schoolhouse pendant suits the functional vibe of a kitchen and the frosted glass seems to melt seamlessly into the white cabinetry. The lights’ tarnished brass base plays off the cabinet knobs for a…

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Updated Classics: Stone Bathroom Tile

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics. Classic Pick: A mix of natural marble stone tiles, anchored by a dark floor, is a striking backdrop for a shapely freestanding tub. The contrast of uniform, glossy subway tile above the display ledge brings the…

Kitchens

Updated Classics: Tiled Kitchen Walls

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics. Classic Pick: Extending a backsplash all the way up to the ceiling in a kitchen is a luxurious touch. To make the most of this look, it’s important to choose a tile with some character. The…

Bathrooms

Updated Classics: Patterned Powder Rooms

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics. Classic Pick: Despite a powder room’s petite size, a bold wall design, like the thick stripes seen here, is a smart way to give the small space presence. Layered details, like an ornate mirror, artwork and countertop accessories, add…

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Updated Classics: Rustic Chandelier

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics. Classic Pick: When it came to decorating this Lake Joseph, Ontario, cottage, designer Michael Angus was told to go rustic — and what could be more country-chic than a big harvest table under an antler chandelier? In…

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Updated Classics: Hand-Woven Textiles

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics. Classic Pick: Designer Kelvin Browne brought back an antique hand-woven rug from his trip to Marrakech, which lends a colorful hand to the fairly neutral space. The varied patterns offer an eclectic look underfoot. Fresh Spin: Add texture and color to your home…

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Updated Classics: Hand-Dyed Fabrics

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics. Classic Pick: Senior design editor Stacey Smithers added flair to her basic white linen sheets by dyeing the edges inky purple for a subtle ombré effect. The softness of the ombré gives the room an organic and tranquil quality. A lilac purple quilt enhances…

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Updated Classics: Wall Murals

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics.   Classic Pick: This moody treetop mural by Anthropologie has the detailed, artisanal look of a precise drypoint etching. It gives depth to a room, and suits the elaborate contours of antique furnishings.

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Updated Classics: Boho Style

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics.   Classic Pick: Fabric designer Beth Poulter’s living room is a testament to her love of travel and artful layering of colorful patterns. A variety of different floral scales are mixed together, and anchored by a deep…

Laundry Rooms

Updated Classics: Laundry Rooms

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics.  Classic Pick: Laundry rooms are often neglected spaces, but this example is lavished with pretty details. A girly frilled lamp, chinoiserie wallpaper, Shaker-style cabinets and a striped runner give it a layered, decorated feel.

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Updated Classics: Displaying Art

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics.  Classic Pick: The gallery-style of hanging art is timeless, and for good reason. Originating in European galleries during the 18th century, it’s a great way to create a focal wall and display complementary artwork. Balance and cohesion are key to this look, so…