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What Inspires: The Past Reinterpreted

Design inspirations can come from a wide range of sources—nature, history, societal developments, geography and more. Here we present details on 2019 collections from Art Hide (866-256-9909, and Classic Home (323-266-8993, inspired by specific aspects of the past tweaked to appeal to the consumer tastes of today.

1970s Glam Recaptured
Australian brand Art Hide has turned to the 1970s in fashioning new designs for its ethically sourced leather rugs in 2019. Presenting a fresh take on the opulence of the decade, the rugs feature rich jewel tones, reminiscent of the colors seen in the era’s best five-star hotels and with a hint of rock-star glam.
The Estrella (top right) is inspired by the 1970s glam rock movement. The jet black herringbone pattern is sprinkled with gold accents. The Optico design (right), inspired by ’70s wallpaper, combines curved and hard edges in rich colors (emerald green shown).The hide pieces in both designs are stitched together using commercial grade nylon thread and have a ribbon edge finish.

Northwest Frontier Living
Classic Home debuted its new lifestyle trend called Northwest Origins (below left and right) during January’s Las Vegas Market. The style is inspired by the landscape and history of the Pacific Northwest and features sustainably sourced furniture and handcrafted textiles.
“Our new look creates inviting spaces with pieces that bring the beauty of the outdoors in,” says Marci Jones, coo, Classic Home. “Our reclaimed wood furniture and natural fiber rugs and textiles capture the adventurous spirit of this trend and give our customers fully realized merchandising vignettes.”
The company’s new Common Origins pillow collection complements the aesthetic with thick weaves, deep blue colorways and artisanal details like tassled corners and fringe. Northwest Origins also includes leather accents and clean-lined furniture that nod to the region’s frontier past and unique interpretation of mid-century design.