Rooms can have a clean, fresh, modern sensibility but still have traditional elements that let your mind wander through history. Where you live doesn’t have to look like Grandma’s house.
— Arie L. Kopelman, former president of Chanel Inc. (Architectural Digest, July 2012)
You should visit Architectural Digest online to see photos of Arie Kopelman’s Nantucket house. There is so much tradition — you can’t deny the colonial influence — in this space, but it definitely feels very clean and has a modern sensibility about it. I love the phrase “let your mind wander through history.”
What’s your take?