Southern furniture, emerging art are collectible now

One of the shelter magazines we enjoy reading is Traditional Home, which recently published its 25th anniversary issue. In it, 25 influential design professionals shared their thoughts on what is worth collecting over the next 25 years.

In furniture, the tastemakers suggested collecting Early American furniture, southern furniture and fine English furniture. Quilt expert Roderick Kiracofe recommends collecting midcentury quilts, and fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg said she collects textiles and Indian jewelry from the 18th century.

In art, the experts gave the nod to ancient Asian and contemporary art, offbeat art and antiques, African crafts, mod sculptures, illustration art, Japanese art, Old Master prints and emerging art. Panoply Interior Design has been pleased to promote the work of many talented emerging artists in recent years, and we are happy to hear this important artwork is valued by some of today's most popular tastemakers as well.