The Spencer Sofa from Gus* Modern has a contemporary shape with blind-tufted upholstery on the seat and back cushions for a traditional nod. The base is stainless steel. The sofa frame is made with FSC-Certified wood in support of responsible forest management.
Every vintage modern look needs a good candelabra. Like a forest of pyrex tubes, this glass piece can be used as a candle holder or a vase. This collection won the Red Dot Design Award in 2008, Wallpaper's 2007 Best Centerpiece Design Award and the Design Plus Award in 2006.
For modernizing a historic fireplace, consider this piece by Metal worker Marc Maioriana. It's crafted from 80-90% recycled steel content in his Virginia workshop, where he also hosts an apprenticeship for local high school students.