To celebrate the launch of The Bruno Effect, LA-based interior designer Schuyler Samperton has curated a collection of her stand-out pieces from the marketplace
Los Angeles-based Schuyler Samperton is known throughout the design world for her modern-classic style, whether in the elegant yet practical interiors she creates, or the sumptuous texture and patterns of her fabric and wallpaper designs. Her clients have all benefitted from the impeccable taste she brings to all her work, and from her knack for pairing contemporary design with antiques and vintage. Here, she shares her first curated collection of pieces chosen from The Bruno Effect.
“My inspiration for this collection was a home that I long to create for myself — a historic house in the country, surrounded by things with a sense of history. As you can see, I’ve chosen a collection of antiques, ranging from a pair of Georgian relief songbirds to a Charles II oak armchair. Antiques feel cozy to me — I love thinking about who might have owned something. What were they like? How did they spend their time? Things like that fascinate me.”
Schuyler continues: “In creating my collection, I imagined assembling a room where I could curl up with a good book and a bunch of sweet dogs. I try to create spaces that feel properly lived-in — I crave character and individuality; I need layers upon layers, and I’m allergic to sterile environments.
“Mixing antiques in modern design can be done, but only with a thoughtful eye. Blending contemporary art with antiques is probably the most common way to go — it can be quite stunningly jarring. Any time one goes against the grain, a tension is created. Placing a modern piece in a historic environment, or vice versa, always elicits a reaction.”
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