In With The Old ~ And The New!
Many people lean towards one specific style when decorating their homes. Great! ~ if you are truly passionate about a particular era or genre of design. However, too many homeowners tend to be at a loss when they happen to inherit a family heirloom, or run across that fabulous piece that speaks to them in vintage shop. Mixing antique and modern furniture styles helps create an individualized and multilayered room that reflects the owner’s unique taste and personality. And of course, a piece can look antique without actually being old at all! Classic lines, references to the past ... character counts!
A room filled with nothing but antiques can quickly make your home feel dated and more like a museum. Decide the primary style of your space – modern, traditional, contemporary – whatever it may be. Making the decision on what style will dominate the room will allow you to make conscious choices on what types of antiques will work with your contemporary aesthetic, or vice versa. You can then begin to layer in vintage and contemporary pieces that suit your particular design focus, and will result in your own signature style. For example, try an older looking chest with a more contemporary lamp.
Never count out color!
"Un-stuff" a stuffy decor with a colorful piece full of personality!
What's not to love!? Orange is always the new black!