Fill Modern Rooms with Traditional Pieces - Best Houses of 2016 - Southernliving. The trappings of a historic home— antique mahogany table, Oriental rug—feel fresh and confident in this modern space with an 18-foot ceiling. “Ben and Darla [of Birmingham firm, Shepard
Antiquarian Alain Fassier, and his wife Claude, turned an old nineteenth century French girl’s boarding school in Rémalard, a newly chic country town 90 miles southwest of Paris, into a remarkable home and antique shop. House and Garden, July 2007.