A Custom Credenza with The New Traditionalists

A few months ago, I partnered with The New Traditionalists, a fantastic furniture brand based in New York. They do all of their manufacturing in New England and believe in beautifully made, highly customizable pieces. The master bedroom in our new house is larger than our old one, but we are sharing a closet in this house and were in need of a bit more storage. As I searched for a dresser or credenza that would suit our needs, I struggled to find the right piece. As such, it was serendipitous that I had recently been in New York and popped into The New Traditionalists showroom at the New York Design Center and was reminded of their chic collection of casegoods and their ability to customize just about anything. 

I had always liked their Credenza No. 17 for its updated Louis XVI style legs. This particular piece blends traditional and modern style elements so well. Luckily, the dimensions were ideal for the spot in our bedroom in need of a new piece. 

The next step was to work with Maria in their Client Services department who was super helpful in sending me a variety of finish samples that worked with the overall look I wanted. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure if I wanted a white or gray painted finish or a dark wood stain. I ended up going with their Black Stain on Walnut finish and selected Moore & Giles’ Papillon leather in Wisteria for the drawer insets. The leather adds a great hint of contrast and texture to the piece. The final decision was the hardware, which was difficult because they have so many fun styles. I opted for a classic, antique brass ring pull.

My master bedroom is nearly complete. I can’t show you the whole space yet because it is under embargo for my book, but you can see how well the neutral finishes of the new credenza work with some of the fabrics in the space, including the Les Touches fabric on my gilt bench and the Olivine Silk Velvet bolster pillows that sit on it. 

The No. 17 Credenza features plenty of storage by way of four large drawers and five smaller ones.

A Close-Up of the Finishes

The Drawers feature Painted Interiors and Soft-Close Glides 

The Final Product. We are so happy with how it turned out!

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