Designer Hillary Taylor, principal of Hillary W Taylor Interiors, is known for creating refined spaces that masterfully embrace modern livability with a sense of history that never strong-arms a space. It’s an aesthetic Taylor has used to elevate her compelling residential projects and the chic-yet-comfortable interiors of adoring clients nationwide. Now Taylor has infused this style into a capsule collection of furnishings for The CEH (Collected Eclectic Home), a bespoke furniture company based in Dallas.
“My collection features a variety of pieces influenced by Neoclassical elements that aim to reflect a strong understanding of balance, line, scale and rhythm,” says Taylor, describing five handcrafted pieces ranging from a bow-front side table and a marble-topped pine console to a petite drinks table, stately upholstered screen and a scalloped mahogany table. They’re all handcrafted, made to order for designers and the public.
The designs are all rooted in the past, but they’re anything but matchy-matchy. “I wanted to design a grouping that would all work together, but isn’t matching,” Taylor explains. The CEH asked their capsule creators to show their pieces in their own homes, so Taylor designed hers for her own family room. The pieces answer questions many of Taylor’s clients ask: Where do we put the remote? How do I protect this finish? How will this work if we have laptops or cleats or mud? How do we clean it? “All of that works into my designs,” she explains. The complementary furnishings marry traditional styles with 21st century functionality.
Like Taylor’s interiors, the offerings are as practical as they are pretty. “I design homes for families and lifestyles where the furniture takes a beating. I wanted these pieces to stand up to that lifestyle and also last.” Taylor explains, “They’re designed for people to use and enjoy.”
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