Timeless Home Design Tips from Scully and Scully


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Scully & Scully aspires to provide the world’s finest home furnishings and gifts in a gracious and beautiful atmosphere. Now celebrating 87 years, we hope we are still setting the standard for upscale home decor.

We carry a wide variety of handcrafted English and American furniture in traditional woods such as mahogany and elm. Many pieces have fantastic inlays of yew and satinwood. Others are adorned with exotic veneers of burr elm and ebony, creating a distinct English look. We also offer an extensive selection of home accessories from around the world. These include china, crystal, sterling flatware, lamps, leather goods, picture frames, photograph albums, prints, paintings and collectibles such as Herend figurines and Austrian Bronzes. Many pieces, both furniture and accessories, are exclusive to Scully & Scully.

Located on Park Avenue in New York City, Scully & Scully opened its doors in 1934, aspiring to provide the world’s finest home furnishings and gifts in a gracious and beautiful atmosphere. Over 85 years later, they have achieved that goal and expanded their reach with online sales and a mail-order catalogue that reaches millions of shoppers worldwide.  In addition to a wide variety of handcrafted English and American furniture, Scully & Scully also offers a Bridal Registry, a Tabletop Consulting Service, and a Jewelry Department. With over eight decades of distinguished service, Scully & Scully knows how to create timeless style, and I am delighted today to share their 10 tips for timeless design!

Home Décor Design Tips

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1. Build a color palette mixing modern and traditional basics

2.  Focus on the décor – mirrors, lamps, vases, chandeliers – for unique pieces

3.  Keep it sophisticated without compromising your comfort

4.  Invest in quality pieces for the long-term

5.  Add in classic pattern.

6.  Utilize traditional architectural details – crown molding, built-in cabinetry, wainscoting, etc.

7.  Balance traditional pieces with modern upholstery

8.  Mix-and-match for your tabletop

9.  Incorporate trends wisely

10.  If you want to go “out-of-the-box” make it a central point

Scully & Scully is the perfect place for furniture, accessories and tabletop for your classic and timeless home. They are  also the perfect resource for gifts! And with the holidays rapidly approaching, you can bookmark Scully & Scully’s Gift Ideas  to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.  To learn more, please visit sculllyandscully.com and follow @scullyandscully on Instagram for ongoing inspiration and updates.

Who owns Scully and Scully?

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The store opened its doors in 1934 and is the oldest boutique on Park Ave from 34th to 96th Streets. Originally owned by a married antique dealer couple, it is now owned by their son, Michael Scully, who has expanded the boutique to more than twice its size over the years.

How long has Scully and Scully been in business?

Scully & Scully opened its doors in 1934, aspiring to provide the world’s finest home furnishings and gifts in a gracious and beautiful atmosphere. Now celebrating 85 years, we hope we are still setting the standard for upscale home decor.

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