We asked Jasper Haugaard, proprietor of Ambiente Modern Furniture here in Asheville, to give us a glimpse of some of the modern touches people are bringing into their spaces. He notes that most people are focused not only on aesthetics but also on quality and sustainability and buying pieces that last. Here are a few pieces we selected that can either anchor a room or add a touch of modern to your space. 

“We work with our clients to create beautifully furnished spaces that invoke style, sophistication, comfort and sometimes even whimsy,” Jasper says.

Often when people think of “modern” they think a clean-lined, sterile and colorless environment. What you’ll notice in these photos is not only the amount of color but also the amount of texture in each image—quite the departure from the old way of thinking about modern furnishings.