By Christina Mueller

Published on December 31, 2016

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Timeless design is always in style. At the new AC Hotel in Guadalajara, Mexico, cool colors balanced with warm woods showcase a design aesthetic that is modern and sleek yet ageless. Open spaces and clean lines give the hotel’s lobby a sense of openness and boundless creativity—as if anything is possible here—while warm lighting, inviting wood accents, and cool tones and textures are used to create a look that’s both refined and elegant. With a few key pieces, you can recreate this look at home.

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Lighting is Everything

This tall lamp has a burnished steel finish and golden-hued shade to add rich light to larger spaces. Swap out the shade or the bulb to alter the mood of the room.

Arbo Floor Lamp, $1012

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Sit Right

The ash frame and cool gray wool upholstery of this classic chair artfully balance warm and cool tones. The size is just right to invite lounging, but the back cushion is upright enough to provide support while working on a laptop.

The Hattern Lounge Chair, $2816

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Mixed Materials

A solid wood top and curved metal legs give this side table Mid-Century Modern appeal. Mixing metals in different tones adds glamour to any room.

Belem Side Table, $324

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Go Green

Succulents add modern whimsy and require virtually no care. (These don’t even need water; they’re a good fake.) And the rectangular gray terra cotta container makes them look right at home, right now.

Succulents in a Pot, $49.95

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Geometric Cool

The pyramid pattern on these Scandinavian-inspired vases give them a geometric pop. Their matte finish makes them new again.

Palm Vases, $195

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Sunny Sofa

As fresh as California sunshine, mustard is an on-trend, must-have color for 2017. This classic, high-sided sofa adds warm, contemporary color to any room.

Cassidy Sofa, $1598

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Statement Chandelier

Inspired by the glamour of New York City in the 1930s, the Harrison chandelier makes a bold statement in any room. Simply change the bulbs to bathe the room in warm or cool light and set the mood for your next get-together.

Harrison Chandelier, $633

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Streamlined Shelving

A mix of mango wood and dark iron, this wide shelf looks modern all on its own. Add elegant objects d’art or modern glass picture frames to highlight the shelf’s clean lines.

Tiburon Open Shelf, $1220

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Color Under Foot

Indigo isn’t just for jeans—it has a color personality that can define a room. The fluid pattern and the mix of cool and warm blues, including indigo, in this area rug add movement and freshness to any floor. Your guests won’t be able to stop looking at it.

Dreamscape Indigo Area Rug, $189