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87 veined marbles and other stones, and warm metals such as brass and bronze. A marble table Sellers designed was made in India, along with intricately beaded pillows in patterns borrowed from the villa's stone-marquetry floor tiles. A sleek waterfall-style coffee table and console are clad in elegant maroon-hued marble and framed in bronze clad-wood. A bronze-and-glass apothecary coffee table was designed to display collections; and a bamboo silk rug is based on a Carrara marble pattern, which Feizy Rugs is producing for Global Views. "Everything has a luxurious Italian 1930s and '40s feel," Sellers says. "It's the period after all the Beaux Arts madness when luxury came from materials, not embellishments." Sellers also spent time visiting the archives at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. Global Views has licensing agreements to use historic design elements from the foundation for its collections, and Sellers chose an 18th-century gate pattern to use on a tall cabinet with silver-leaf accents. His design for a seven-foot-tall faux bois mirror was inspired by a tree-covered walkway at Williamsburg. His formal training in Italy influenced the Classical Collection, which includes a large sandaled Roman foot, heraldic lion, and Athena bust. For Sellers, a highly trained artist with double degrees in ceramic sculpture and art history, the full-time gig at Global Views is a welcome respite after years as a struggling artist. "Decorative arts is a true art form that I've always admired," he says. He's already busy at work on a Spring 2019 collection of strikingly realistic rhinoceros and ostrich busts, along with Ely's modernist plaster sculpture. Still the consummate artist, Sellers always works off-script. "I don't follow design trends," he says. "I prefer to start the conversation, to throw the stone in the pond and watch Areté Fruit bowl, Waterfall cocktail table, Triangle Marquetry pillow, and Link rug Areté Metro chairs and Beaumont floor mirror

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