Did you happen to see the story about John Derian’s apartment renovation in T Magazine? He kept a rustic sensibility about the apartment while bringing in some of the most important modern amenities. As you will see, much of the upholstered furniture consists of clean-lined modern shapes. For me, it is the perfect combination of old and new. Nothing is too precious and everything in the space looks as if it is meant to be used. And the handsome hits of brass throughout the space? Love. If you have not seen the piece (which includes befores and afters) you can check it out in the New York Times.