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American Beauty

Tracy Bulla, Staff Staff -- Home Accents Today, April 1, 2007

Classic American design, borrowing from the days of George Washington, is at the forefront of style this season. Blackened and gilded finishes, sophisticated shapes and traditional motifs like the eagle star-cross this trend with plenty of elegance. Contemporary details and dark, moody hues render the look relevant in any century — with the pedigree to prove it.

All prices are suggested retail

 Trailing vines and a proudly posed eagle offer an ode to tradition in Friedman Brothers  Trailing vines and a proudly posed eagle offer an ode to tradition in Friedman Brothers' opulent mirror, part of the Mount Vernon Collection ($4,150).
 Barclay Butera's Whitmore loveseat exhibits an elegant pedigree with tufted detailing, English arm and tapered legs in Bitter Chocolate mohair ($1,840).  Barclay Butera
 From Bradburn Gallery From Bradburn Gallery's Elizabeth Marshall division, the intricately embellished cabinet tucks away a TV with surprising splendor ($2,179). 
 A glamorous touch of gilt enhances the spectacular shape of Sarreid's hand-painted Half Circle cocktail table ($1,245).  A glamorous touch of gilt enhances the spectacular shape of Sarreid
 A Trojan-style horse lamp from Artmax pays homage to the classics in a darkened metallic finish ($369).  A Trojan-style horse lamp from Artmax pays homage to the classics in a darkened metallic finish ($369).
 Extravagant crystal tiers layer the opulent Alexander John chandelier from John-Richard.  Extravagant crystal tiers layer the opulent Alexander John chandelier from John-Richard.
 Atrium Foliage  Atrium Foliage's King Protea overflow a footed bowl for a touch of contemporary class ($299).
 Old-fashioned inkwells take center stage in The Portfolio Collection's framed prints ($300 each).  Old-fashioned inkwells take center stage in The Portfolio Collection
 The mahogany Sutton table from ACM Furniture blends timeless lines and a concave tripod base for elemental elegance ($6,750 to $7,875).  The mahogany Sutton table from ACM Furniture blends timeless lines and a concave tripod base for elemental elegance ($6,750 to $7,875).
 Flori Gianti, a wool and silk hand-tufted design from The Rug Market, presents a powerful oversized floral in black and gold ($475, 5×8).  Flori Gianti, a wool and silk hand-tufted design from The Rug Market, presents a powerful oversized floral in black and gold ($475, 5×8).

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