Finding your personal design style can feel like an impossible task. Sure you can find those that fit into easily defined boxes, traditional, modern, minimalist, craftsman etc, but that is touch boring. I know my style has evolved over years into what I’m now loosely defining as modern European casual. It’s a thing right??
But do you ever find that as the seasons change, so does your preferred design aesthetic? I can always spot the shift happening in my Pinterest feed. I go from loving clean, crisp interiors to spaces that feel a little more relaxed and rustic. But a “rustic modern” design doesn’t mean it has to have any less intention or sophistication. Case in point, This Old Hudson.
If you haven’t managed to spot This Old Hudson on Instagram yet, you’re in for real treat today. Designed by the crazy talented Anthony Dargenzio of Zio & Sons – whose tile collection for Clé I shared last week – This Old Hudson in upstate New York is a series of rentals Anthony has created. The initial spaces are smaller apartments that often serve as photo shoot locations, but Anthony has outdone himself with the addition of This Old Hudson Residences. These 3-bedroom spaces created to be longer term rentals bring vintage chic to a whole new level.
While the original details of the Residences’ historic 1915 building remain intact, the design has a decidedly modern feel. Hence why I’m obsessed. Many of the things you see is in this space are in fact vintage, but its minimalist placement, use of black and abundance of negative space makes the design fresh rather than dated or dingy.
While I certainly wouldn’t gravitate toward this look for my forever home, there’s something about a vacation that makes you want to step into another aesthetic. It really helps make the vacation feel like you’re in another world. Spending sometime in a design style substantially different than your own is also a great opportunity to gather inspiration and new design ideas that you might never thought to apply to your own home.
Vintage chairs are never a bad idea. They add character and the perfect amount of patina to virtually any time of space. It’s the use of restraint and intention that makes these room’s eye-catching.
I spy more Clé tile! I love it placed against shiplap and a larger, more contemporary oversized hexagon tile. The mix of tones, textures and finishes makes the monochromatic bathroom feel anything but boring.
I don’t know if I would have been brave enough to put boldly patterned cement tile in a bathroom with a turn of the century clawfoot tub, but I’m feeling it.
Having officially hopped on board the “summering somewhere” train (are you currently tracking my adventures in Italy??) the idea of a future summer escape in the Hudson Valley certainly does sound tempting. Especially since the flight is much much shorter!
For details on how you can experience this gorgeous space for yourself, be sure to check out This Old Hudson.
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