Those who appreciate both the clean look of contemporary lines and the weathered charm of vintage furnishings find harmony with the stunningly understated Gavelston series. Central pieces are beautifully crafted of rich veneers, wood and manmade wood, with a dry vintage-black finish with rubbed-through distressing. Gavelston's simplicity is what makes it such an easy blend with other furnishings and design aesthetics. In the dining room, for example, a ''block'' table and bench commingle with plushly upholstered chairs for a beautifully balanced mix of subtlety and sumptuousness. For even more warmth and appeal, opt for the optional fireplace insert that accompanies Gavelston's showstopping TV stand.