Make it modern

 

Just in case you missed my Monacelli Press Instagram takeover (@monacellipress), I will be posting twenty tips about ways to live creatively with heirlooms and antiques.

 

 

Tip 5: Make it modern

 

 

For a contemporary effect, David Feld and partner Kurt Purdy place table settings directly on the dark granite surface of a 1985 Racetrack table designed by Joseph D’Urso for Knoll. A striking silver-and-white composition combines platinum-resist Wedgwood lusterware with flatware in two patterns, one designed in the late 20th-century design by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany and the other, the classic 18th-century Scottish shell pattern. Feld’s great-grandmother’s crocheted lace napkins add another element of style. #setthetable #pastpresent

 

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