Young Designers Who Are Nailing Old-School Style

From quirky Anglophiles to unstuffy Upper East Siders, these five newcomers are throwing it way back in the best way.

A decorating legend once told us, "If you want to be modern, you have to know your history. You must learn what was modern then to know what is modern now." It's a lesson we greatly admire and one heartily upheld by these five talents. (It was Mario Buatta, by the way, and when we were done squealing with delight at his presence, he gave us a bunch more excellent advice.

1. Luke Edward Hall

The dandyish British aesthete counts among his job titles prop stylist for Christie’s, protégé of royal decorator Ben Pentreath, and founder of a line of hand-illustrated home decor. Check out his Personal Space column in Lonny.

In signature spectacles and jumper in Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire, UK. 
In signature spectacles and jumper in Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire, UK. 
Emerald beveled subway tiles and printed botanical wallpaper in his London home. 
Emerald beveled subway tiles and printed botanical wallpaper in his London home. 

2. Beata Heuman 

Another Londoner, Beata Heuman honed her tradisms under aristocratic and eccentric (he's pals with Mick Jagger) decorator Nicky Haslam for nine years before heading out on her own. Her own perfect flat was just featured in the U.K.'s House & Garden.

Heuman's grasscloth-lined studio space, complete with a working fireplace. 
Heuman's grasscloth-lined studio space, complete with a working fireplace. 
A moodboard using prints from House of Hackney's William Morris collaboration. 
A moodboard using prints from House of Hackney's William Morris collaboration. 

3. Kapito Muller

No one has gotten us as excited about Uptown style since Blair Waldorf. Upper East Siders Alyssa Kapito and Vivian Muller's youthful, sophisticated sensibility makes tone-on-tone decorating feel super luxe. Find much more in their Instagram Stories profile

A lady's office in the Holiday House New York Showhouse. 
A lady's office in the Holiday House New York Showhouse. 
One of countless beautiful facades documented on Instagram. 
One of countless beautiful facades documented on Instagram. 

4. William Rankin McLure IV

This Birmingham-based designer throws a wrench in the archetype of the Southern gentleman decorator. Between hand painting trad stripes on his apartment floors and working for architect Bill Ingram, he can be found dubsmashing and pulling pranks on Instagram. 

A desk vignette featuring a thrifted bamboo chair. 
A desk vignette featuring a thrifted bamboo chair. 
McLure with his beloved Weimaraner, Baylor.
McLure with his beloved Weimaraner, Baylor.

5. Wendy Labrum

A monogram lover after our own heart, Labrum picked up her prim, feminine style in London and perfected it in Chicago. Look for her designs, notable for their  dreamy washes of neutrals and luxe mixed metallics,  from Lincoln Park to Lake Forest.

A mirrored bedside chest topped with an antique-style light. 
A mirrored bedside chest topped with an antique-style light. 
Shrub shopping at the Windy City's Jayson Home. 
Shrub shopping at the Windy City's Jayson Home. 

MORE: Discover 10 Trad Things You Didn't Know You Love 

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