Give your ho-hum decor a modern update
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By Jane Dagmi
While classic pieces of furniture never go out of style, they can sometimes feel a bit predictable. For a dose of the unexpected, we rounded up eight designers that are re-imagining home decor and creating bold new statements.
Stick-On Style2 of 9
From a distance, Payton Cossell Turner's wallpaper looks like any lovely old-world pattern. At closer inspection, however, you can see that the intricate design is actually carefully applied stickers, customized to your liking.
SHOP NOW: Visit Flat Vernacular for more information.
To Dye For3 of 9
A patchwork of jewel-toned overdyed rugs become an exotic foundation for any room when they are sewn together to create the British flag. While the traditional pattern is still visible on each piece, the major emphasis underfoot is on high-impact color and adventurous bohemian style.
SHOP NOW: Union Jack patchwork overdyed rug, $589 (5'x8')
Toile Today4 of 9
Armed with embroidery stitches and an arsenal of floss, Richard Saja, self-taught needle-crafter at Historically Inaccurate, adds some wit and whimsy to traditional toile fabrics.
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Side of Graffiti5 of 9
Dramatic strokes of color and graffiti-inspired lettering give an antique Louis XIV sideboard some street-wise urban hipness. Known for their revamped conversation pieces, the UK-based Jimmie Martin protects each original signed art piece with a high gloss varnish.
SHOP NOW: Jimmy Martin In Your Face, $5,775
Skull Patrol6 of 9
Herend, the hand-painted porcelain manufacturer that's been around since 1826, has gone goth. Its signature fish-scale pattern now adorns a punk-inspired skull.
SHOP NOW: Herend skull, $250
Out Is In7 of 9
In a new twist on upholstery, button tufting, the 19th-century invention that kept horse hair stuffing in place on the seats and back of chairs and chaises, is applied around the outside of this sofa.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie Ditte sofa, $3,898
Plate Update8 of 9
Angela Rossi makes old pieces of china relevant again by substituting the imagery on each antique plate with something more modern. Pop culture icons and anthropomorphized creatures turn formal dinnerware into modern, cheeky art.
SHOP NOW: Beat Up Creations plates, prices vary
Juicy Boudoir9 of 9
Nothing wakes up centuries-old dark wood furniture like a bright coat of paint. While traditional furniture making details are apparent in these headboards—painted, in one of 15 bold hues, they become an up-to-date decor moment in the bedroom.
SHOP NOW: Ethan Allen's Fresh Color Collection, prices vary
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