Today I’m going gaga over the Rexhill Park credenza. Based in upstate New York, Rexhill is exactly the type of company ALL designers should be supporting – the local family owned firms that are the bedrock of our industry. The ones who have woodchips in their blood and not on their shoulder!
Co-owner Paula King is fourth generation in her family in the furniture industry. All of their beautiful pieces are made by hand and can be tailored to fit any size and have customizable finishes. They have a select offering of cool pieces in their collection, so you know they have thought carefully about each corner and angle to make everything look effortless.
The company called the Rexhill Park credenza “a modern take on a simplified Art Deco design.” No wonder I am enchanted by it! The clean slick lines and bold contrasting materials create a truly elegant piece. The rich dark walnut top flanked by slabs of quartzite create a wonderful patterned top. The mother-of-pearl inlaid brass handles shimmer ever so in a nod to the luxuriously inlaid furniture of the 1930s and 1940s. And while the cabinet doors are finished in a soft bleached maple, the dark base relates back to the dark walnut top giving a firm grounding to the credenza as a whole.
And as you know I love a good versatile piece of furniture. I can see the Rexhill Park credenza in a traditional spot like a cool modern dining room, or maybe used as extra storage in a living room. Or even in an entry hall providing the perfect hiding spot for handbags and shoes.
Richard Rabel is a New York Interior Designer and Principal at Richard Rabel Interiors+ Art Ltd., a studio offering residential design, decorating and art advising.
image credits: rexhill park credenza: Rexhill, Beacon, NY