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Spring flings in home design are nothing short of magical, with modern lines and new collections for every room—making for contemporary chic days and nights.

Modern Love
Thomas Pheasant is on a roll. His first book, Simply Serene ($60, Rizzoli), was published last fall and is in its second printing. He’s already working on a second book about the art of furniture design, just as he’s introduced his own boutique collection. After creating top-selling lines for Baker since 2002, the Georgetown resident says, “It’s really me, a sketch pad and working with an artisan. I don’t have to worry about selling a million pieces.” His debut collection, on display at New York’s Newel gallery, includes tables, bookcases and chests made with cast bronze, mahogany and inlaid leather. His second grouping premieres in Paris this spring, with crystal as a major element. They’re available through Pheasant’s Georgetown studio, but move quickly: Only 10 of each signed piece will be made. 1029 33rd St. NW, 202.337.6596

Anatomy Lesson
Michael Aram, founder of the eponymous luxury home and gift empire, is marking his 25 years in business with 12 oversize sculptures in a limited-run Atelier collection. Fans of his whimsical, organic forms will appreciate these symbolic sculptures, such as Bone (shown), inspired by an early painting of Aram’s. “It is, for me, a universal symbol for the center of human creation, neither male nor female. The human pelvis… has long been considered a symbol of divinity in mankind.” Limited edition of 25, $4,700

Soft Sell
Inspired by a porch swing, Inga Sempé’s Ruché sofa for Ligne Roset combines the casual comfort of a spring afternoon with the sophisticated tailoring of French fashion. Sempé says the pillows of fabric on the lightest of frames “mixes rigidity and softness.” Bonus for those looking to make the sofa multifunctional: An attached bench makes space for a good read and a tall cocktail. $5,205, 2201 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.248.3112

Sitting Pretty
It’s Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ 25th anniversary, and as the company forges ahead with its popular and approachable contemporary style, it’s also looking back, giving new pieces a hip, vintage vibe. The Ansel chair features a metal, Scandinavian-style Windsor frame and is upholstered in Tibetan lambswool. Yes, you can have it covered in regular fabric, but if you have a hankering for disco and the old fur vests are long gone, this shagalicious sweetie will ring your bell. Frame available in matte black or brushed brass, $1,510, 1526 14th St. NW, 202.332.3433

Trunk Show
In a conceptual nod to the famed Parisian garden, this Tuileries tribute from Maryland-based Spectrum West places the rich grains of walnut, wenge and red oak on top of a nearly invisible acrylic tree trunk. All the tables are handcrafted, owner Pete Ross says, and made to order, bien sûr. Shown: Walnut finish, $3,250

Glowing Review
The Bacco floor lamp takes its name from the Italian word for Bacchus, the god of wine. And who wouldn’t want to indulge under its glow? This beatnik-chic lamp is Julian Chichester’s modern take on a midcentury design, and Daren Miller includes it in his eclectic mix of home furnishings at And Beige in Adams Morgan. The brass-and-black-steel stunner is adjustable in both height and angle, so it’s ready to shed light on any occasion. $1,695, 1781 Florida Ave. NW, 202.234.1557

Classic Fix
Dare we say it? Traditional Washington is allowing modern touches into the house. And Georgetown interior designer Zoe Feldman has been one of the foot soldiers blending classic and contemporary. Feldman, who recently taped a DC style segment for NBC’s Open House New York, says her clients are looking for more streamlined interiors with traditional bones. Think black-and-white marble floors arranged in stripes rather than checkerboard, or a paneled library painted a deep navy blue instead of stained brown. “It’s taking classic materials and making them a little less expected—but not going so far out of the box that you end up hating it,” Feldman says. In her upcoming Open House episode, Feldman shows us a Georgetown Victorian where she painted the kitchen cabinets a high-gloss black, and covered the backsplash, counters and floor in Calacatta gold-honed marble. The trick with classic or traditional, she says, is to “modernize them and make them relevant for right now.”

Photographed at Mitchell Gold-Bob Williams