Sharp angles combined with curves. That's what always strikes me when I stay at a fancy hotel--especially the older ones in Manhattan and Paris--that the design always pairs hard edges with softness.
That's what we built into the Ausmus Stool, which deftly mixes a metal frame with a black granite top for a beautiful blend of edgy, traditional, and modern--no small feat for a piece that serves as a stool, side table, or pedestal. It comes with either a satin-black metal frame or an antique gold one, and both have their charms.
Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 19 in inches. Imported. Handling Fee is $20.