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0 Comments Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | @ 12:35 PM

Not only are we ushering in a new year, but we are also ringing in another decade. As we look back on the past ten years in the design world there is much to appreciate and celebrate. We have lost many beloved shelter magazines and seen the rise of the design blog. There has been a resurgence of a "global chic" aesthetic, a reflection of our global economy and technologically connected world. A mix of modern and traditional has become a decorating mainstay. Towards the end of the decade, along with the economic crisis, there has been an emphasis on quality over quantity. I have collected (in no particular order) a sampling of some of the most memorable rooms that the decade has provided. It will be fun to see which of these rooms will provide inspiration for the next generation!

A popular entry by Markham Roberts that exemplifies the "traditional with a twist" aesthetic that has been prevalent over the past ten years.
This beautiful dressing room, belonging to the incredibly chic Aerin Lauder, was featured in several publications throughout the decade.
Bunny Williams' soft, layered living room was featured in Elle Decor's 2003 December/January issue.

The Connecticut home of Oscar and Annette de la Renta was featured this past year in Vogue. The de la Rentas are masters at creating timeless, layered, enduring spaces.

Who could forget Charlotte Moss' gorgeous private office? The walls are covered in portraits of her favorite women. Image courtesy of New York Social Diary.

This Albert Hadley designed living room reminded us that a faded chintz will forever be delightful. Image courtesy of House Beautiful.
Carolina Herrera Jr's bedroom was featured in a 2008 issue of Vogue Living. The Pierre Frey fabric, the view from the balcony, the antique dressing table, what's not to love?
Tory Burch's apartment was featured in Vogue's October 2004 issue. The whole spread was fabulous but her twins' nautically inspired room was my personal favorite.
The beautiful island home belonging to Bunny Williams and John Rosselli was featured in Town and Country as well as Bunny William's well appointed book Point of View.
Todd Romano designed this handsome and contemporary library. The space contains a zebra rug and dark lacquered walls, two elements that were (and still are) popular in the design world over the last decade.
A perfect example if the modern traditional mix, jewelry designer Temple St. Clair's dining room was featured in Elle Decor in 2006.
This Tom Scheerer bedroom was the bedroom which launched a thousand designer look alike bedrooms.
Carolina Irving's living room is the quintessential "global chic" interior and was featured first in Vogue's October 2006 issue.
Carolina Herrera Jr's eclectic Barcelona apartment, featured in Domino's Spring/Summer 2005 was a blogosphere favorite.
Chloe Sevigny's entry shown in House and Garden's January 2006 issue is swathed in Schumacher's KWID Trellis wallpaper, which will be a popular pattern remembered from this era.
This Markham Roberts designed living room demonstrated that large rooms could still be chic. Larger homes built in this decade created a multitude of design challenges but multiple seating areas keeps things interesting yet cohesive. This office designed by David Netto was featured in Elle Decor in 2005. Netto wanted the space to look like "the most beautiful suite on a 1930's French ocean liner." His style is the perfect combination of modernism and classicism.
Miles Redd's whimsical bedroom was featured in Domino in 2005.
This beautiful sun porch belongs to the stylish young couple, Chris and Christina Greeven Cuomo, and was displayed in the June 2008 issue of Elle Decor. Designed by Emma Jane Pilkington, this airy space is sophisticated and inviting.
This classic blue and white Garden Pavilion is done in quintessential Mary McDonald style. It was featured in House and Garden in November 2001.
The card room of designer Steven Gambrel demonstrated that the most organic and simple collections could be incredibly chic. This room was included in the June/July 2004 issue of Elle Decor.
This Peter Dunham designed living room was featured in Bazaar in 2008. Dunham described his style in this project as "the Duchess of Windsor meets Iron Maiden."
I saved my absolute favorite for last. This bedroom, belonging to Aerin Lauder, was featured in House and Garden and Elle Decor. Swathed in Michael Devine's Gramercy fabric it is at once incredibly fresh and modern and timeless. Block print fabrics, like the one featured here have been incredibly popular over the past decade and will continue to be used well into the future.
There were so many other great rooms featured during the past ten years but I had to stop somewhere. I would love to hear from you. What rooms have you gone back to again and again that were published in last decade?
{top image - david netto via elle decor 2005}

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