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William McLure Interior Designer Classical Looks
Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez for The Maryn

Simplistic and artistic with a touch of Neo-Classical. William McLure does it again with this interior design project. We are particularly drawn to this one because it gives us an insight into the designers own home in Alabama. And, as expected, we love all the art! He is an artist, as well as a designer, which is why we always enjoy seeing his projects. All in all, this neo-classical look has us head over heels.


William McLure Lookbook
Terra Cotta Bust of Man with Cement Remnants | France, 1940 (BJ6)
Abstract Oil Painting by artist Andre Lapiere titled "COMPOSITION"  | Germany, 1960 (BD155)
English Regency Upholstered Mahogany Chair | 
England, 1820 (BJ161

Up in Arms

Up in Arms

Château de Sully the French Home of Duchesse de Magenta
Photo by Paul Massey 

Check out this embroidered upholstered chair layered in front of a tapestry at Château de Sully, the French Home of Duchesse de Magenta. This takes print on print to a grand level. The grandiose chateau was originally featured in the October 2015 issue of UK House & Garden.


Château de Sully the French Home of Duchesse de Magenta
18th Century Armchair with Upholstered Tapestry | France, 1760 (AY170)
A brass jardiniere | England, 1890 (BF190)
Early 20th Century Leather Tufted Footstool or Bench | England, 1900 (BD95)

Music to our Eyes

Music to our Eyes

John Mellencamp House by Monique Gibson

A musical artist studio captured by photographer William Abranowicz.

This interior design project by Monique Gibson for musician John Mellencamp in South Carolina is a serious yet playful studio. It is no wonder why the “Little Bastard” is known for his heartland brand of rock. The home first appeared in the March 2014 issue of Architectural Digest and is now featured in American Originals which highlights the interiors photography portfolio of Abranowicz. 


Lookbook John Mellencamp _ Monique Gibson Design _ Photo by William Abranowicz

Marble Top Coffee Table with Iron Legs and Studded Trim | France, 1940 (BF63)
Pair of Blue Art Nouveau Vases | England, 1910 (BF184)
An Artist Easel | France, 1940 (BF36)

American Originals the Book by William Abranowicz.

American Originals / Published by Vendome





A Mat Finish

A Mat Finish

Isabel Lopez-Quesada
Photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna for AD España - October 2018

A french countryside retreat, designed by the Spanish Interior Designer Isabel López-Quesada, has us feeling anything but bored. In typical Spanish style, Isabel has finished off this this country kitchen (furnished in antiques) by adding a splash of color with the bold use of a blue patterned mat.  

A bamboo slated country bench | England, 1920 (BE49)
A set of three graduated sized bread pans | Germany, 1920 (BE25)
Dinning table on ring-turned legs joined with a stretcher and raised on ball feet | France, 1870 (AW146)

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

James Huniford New York Elle Decor 2015

Photo by William Waldron for Elle Decor.

 The country elegance of this bedroom by James Ford Huniford featured in Elle Decor in 2015 is timeless. At this farmhouse in Woodstock, New York, James chose a beautiful Sheraton field bed to fill the high ceilings of this room. I like the old world feeling this gives to the room, alongside the various portraits and landscape paintings. It's like a good dream.

 Elle Decor James Huniford Lookbook Lee Stanton

A canopy twin bed with satin wood stringing and urn finials | England, 1880 (R245)
Tall chest of drawers with ebonized side columns and knobs | France, 1840 (AX164)
Landscape painting in gilt frame | Italy, 1880 (AN141)


Map it Out

Map it Out

Photo via The Future Kept

As an antiquarian, I've had the opportunity to travel throughout the globe shopping for treasures. The English Countryside is always a favorite destination of mine. Great properties such as The Goodwood Estate in West Sussex and The Pennard House in Somerset offer a grand but humble opportunity to experience the British country lifestyle. I find that The Future Kept has done a beautiful job capturing the natural ease of the English country lifestyle in their journal entries.

Lee Stanton Lookbook English Countryside

Four reproduction vintage panels of Air France World Map (LSE20)
French Tailor's Chest of Drawers with Brass Handles | France, 1880 (BD156)
Three Tier Bamboo Table | England, 1900 (BD143)

Photo  via The Future Kept

A reproduction of antique map of Rome mounted on venetian panels (LSE21)
Writing Table with Double Lift_Top Compartments | France, 1860 (AX187)
Deconstructed Upholstered Arm Chair | France, 1880 (BC136)

An Easy Place to Work

An Easy Place to Work

Robert Stilin 1st Dibs Introspective
Photo: 1st Dibs Introspective 

While perusing Pinterest the other day, we stumbled upon these images of of Robert Stilin's NYC office originally published by 1st Dibs Introspective Magazine. The use of traditional antiques, industrial elements, and contemporary art demonstrates the overall ease that Robert brings to his designs.

Robert Stilin Lookbook 1st Dibs Introspective

French rectangle cherrywood extension table | France, 1860 (AY97)
Set of warming stones that can be used as trivets
or for serving | Spain, 1850 (BJ27)
A marble and tole lamp base | France, 1900 (BF127)

Robert Stilin Introspective Office

A display console and latter back chair warms up the metal bookshelf housing a collection of reference books.

Robert Stilin Introspective

French pair of display consoles with ebonized legs | France, 1940 (BF6)
Magnifying Lens | England, 1880 (BF112)
 Metal Shelves Salvaged from Textile Factor | England, 1920 (AV51)

Rustic Sophistication

Rustic Sophistication


Sean Anderson Dering Hall

Photo via ©Alyssa Rosenheck for Sean Anderson Design

Came across another Sean Anderson design project while perusing the Dering Hall site and it stopped us in our tracks. We admire the sophistication that Sean brings to these rustic pieces. The grouping of multiple items bring a cohesive and strong look. Bravo Sean!   

Rustic Sophistication_Lee Stanton Antiques

A rustic worktable from Railway Station in France | France, 1880 (BJ15 & BJ15B)
A pair of maps of Oxford and Cambridge in
Black Wood Frames | England, 1860 (U010506)
A metal industrial lamp | France, 1940 (BF85)

Rustic Sophistication Lee Stanton Antiques

EDITIONS by Lee Stanton - A wing chair in leather and castors (LSE9)
A stool from a tree trunk | France, 1890 (BF122A, BF122B, BF122C)
Clockworks on Stand | France, 1860 (BJ22, BJ24, BJ25)