Recently introduced furniture and fabric designs have a colorful and playful personality reminiscent of the short-lived Memphis style that was popular in home décor in the early 1980s.

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The new Menil cocktail ottoman was created by Southern interior designer Barrie Benson for Highland House. The six-sided piece features a blonde cerused wood tray that makes the ottoman as functional as it is attractive. (bdaviscompany.com)

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This colorful abstract print, called Local Market, is part of the first collaborative collection by Lacefield Designs founder Beth Lacefield and contemporary artist Dorothy Shain. The new design is available as a decorative pillow and as 54-inch-wide yardage. (lacefielddesigns.com)

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True to form, Andrew Martin’s Jasper sofa stretches the limits of design. The angular lowrider floats on a tubular steel base finished with an antique brass paint effect. (resourcedecor.com)

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Nancy Robinson is a contributing writer to Ladue News specializing in interiors and home décor.