Before Mid-Century Modern became the only must-have look for people too young to remember most of it wasn’t that great, we were in love with the “it’s been in the family forever” chic of Aristo-Brit, eclectic English decor. The look requires ancestral portraits, a willingness to let things fray and be “aged” by decades of pets, kids and heirs and generously tufted sofas for enjoying tea and sympathy in the library.
Shown above, from Old Hickory Tannery, a North Carolina company, a modern take on the Downey Abbey traditional English sofa. Reg. $5,299-$3,299, Now $3,679- $2,599 at Horchow.com