Create a Cozy Living Room Vignette

Just a few inspired touches and a mix of old and new can create a lovely Heirloom-style moment in your home.

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August 28, 2017

Photo By: Alison Gootee

Photo By: Alison Gootee

Photo By: Alison Gootee

Photo By: Alison Gootee

Photo By: Alison Gootee

Photo By: Alison Gootee

Photo By: Alison Gootee

Get Comfortable

A major new trend on the home front, Heirloom translates to rich, vintage accessories, furniture and decor, dark florals and luxurious fabrics and surfaces mixed with modern touches. You can bring the Heirloom look to your own home with a few clever choices. In trend spotter Nancy Fire's Manhattan living room, cozy pillows from Studio NYC exemplify the lush Heirloom look.

Don't Be Afraid to Blend the Old and New

With a classic shape in a modern material, this lucite table lamp keeps this antique-inspired trend looking fresh and updated.

Tell a Story

Your home is your haven and it should reflect not only who you are but where you've been. These pieces, collected over the past 30 years, tell our personal Heirloom story. The ottoman is vintage George Smith, the chair is from Paris Flea Market, the woven throw is Studio NYC and the rug is by Nourison.

How to Get Heirloom Style

Timeworn but timeless, Heirloom celebrates the enduring beauty of classic design while showcasing surface imperfections earned over time, like this old schoolhouse desk found at the Brimfield, Massachusetts Brimfield Angique Flea Market many years ago that just seems to get better with age. Add a woven throw (this one by Studio NYC) in a slub weave for more layers of warmth and coziness.

Pile on the Comfort

The more the merrier: don’t be afraid to layer prints and textures like we did with these pillows from Studio NYC on the silk woven jacquard fabric of this sofa from George Smith.

Make Layers

Art doesn't always have to be hung on a wall—we leaned this oversized Studio NYC floral against another to create layers in the space.

Embrace Age

Timeworn textures warm up a room, like the patina on this aged (and adored) leather chair.

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