Modern Antiquities

19.10.09


This 4000 sq foot residence in Mississippi is home to interior designer Nancy Price. She collaborated with her husband, a builder, to design this magnificent retreat. It is filled with warm sandy tones, and then dollops of beautiful blues.
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In her interview with House Beautiful, she responded wonderfully to a questions about whether or not she was a modernist or traditionalist. "At heart, I'm a modernist. I begin with modern bones. But my love of collecting won't let me live that way, because I still love antiquity — a beautiful reliquary, an old master painting, or a great old gilt piece. So my design is a study in contrasts". This is truly evident in the composition of her home. It may be filled with antiques and reliquaries, but is is scaled down, and simplistic, giving it a modern edge.
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A beautiful contrast to a crisp and clean kitchen, is an old beat up leather smoking chair. And above, a linen slip covered breakfast bench, mixes formal and casual.
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This master bedroom is a romantic escape. The blue-gray, creams and golds make it luxurious and relaxing. Draperies are taken way up to the ceiling. Art and gold finished chairs frame a beautiful blue buffet de corps, which houses a TV. Four poster bed my Mark Hampton.
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It is a memorable pleasure to step inside the home of a newly built residence owned by a designer and a builder. Nancy Price and husband John have created a remarkable collaboration that marries, form, function and design.
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All images from House Beautiful.

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