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Rago Design Director Arlen Sam Brown on Décor in Remix: Authentic Style
22 November 2017
by Rago Design Director, Arlen Sam Brown
The rooms we love never look as if they came ready-made from a box. They reflect the person who lives within their walls. Rago's December Remix auction is an homage to bucking the norm in favor of authentic style.
We sat down with Rago’s Design Director, Arlen Sam Brown, to discuss a few of her favorite pieces of décor in the sale and to get some tips on working them into a broad range of design styles.
This pair of armchairs is the embodiment of the Remix story - a pair of 100 year old gilt wood fauteuils re-upholstered in a whimsical and contemporary embroidered fabric. You couldn’t ask for a cleaner example of old meets new. Perfect as a pair of chairs pulled up to a bistro table in the kitchen. Elevate your dining to art!
This fabulous set of mid-century armchairs is perfect for a home dedicated to entertaining or an expansive dining room looking to add a bit of modern elegance. The seats are in their original suede and have a wonderfully warm patina in a neutral tone that would complement any dining room - from traditional to modern.
The staying power of the industrial furniture trend is a testament to the timeless appeal of edgy and rugged materials that speak to the casual nature of our modern lifestyles. Filled with a collection of modern glass or a library of beautifully bound books, this pair of Belgian cabinets would be at home in a living room, media room, bedroom or kitchen.
This table is a wonder of engineering! Folded down to its diminutive size of 9 ¼”, this table would fit in virtually any room, waiting patiently against a wall holding keys and mail, and then expanding to a whopping 111 ½” to accommodate the grandest of dinner parties. As a designer with clients who love to entertain in limited spaces, a piece that serves double duty and looks this good doing it is a smart investment.
A stunning pair of antique doors with a strong presence. These would work equally well as an interior accent or at the entrance to a home. Alternatively, by simply joining the doors at their hinges, you could create a bi-fold screen. Screens look wonderful in a corner of a room. You can use them to divide spaces in a large loft or create a sleeping alcove in a studio apartment.