We worked with Hamady Architects on the gut renovation of this 1920s Georgian-style house for a young family with three small children and three dogs. The decor, reflecting the wife’s passion for art and antiques, strives for elegance without pretension or fussiness—a pared-down version of the stately yet stylish interiors conjured by the great decorators of yesteryear. Throughout the home, floors of beautiful reclaimed oak set the stage for restrained compositions of fine furnishings of wide-ranging period and nationality. In the stair hall, a nineteenth-century English hexagonal table with a stone top on brass legs is flanked by Georgian side chairs and old family portrait paintings. The decorative mix in the living room expands the aesthetic vocabulary, encompassing a Regency gilt sofa, a Bessarabian carpet, Italian klismos chairs, a broad banquette swathed in Fortuny velvet, and a custom stainless-steel cocktail table that adds a welcome note of modernity. A similar tension between traditional and modern animates the kitchen zone, where the sitting area hosts lounge chairs and a sofa with ruffled skirts, and the breakfast room features leather Jacques Adnet chairs set around a marble dining table by Angelo Mangiarotti. In the primary bedroom, a steel campaign bed of our design is juxtaposed with a monumental lacquered coromandel screen. By complementing and gently contradicting the language of the architecture, the design embraces the past while keeping one foot firmly planted in the present.