Something Old, Something New
The old wedding tradition of “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” doesn’t just pertain to your nuptials.
I love mixing old and new in a home. New, modern pieces mixed with vintage and antique items bring unique character to a space and make it that much more interesting.
Fellow designer Karen Dunlap did just that by pairing this contemporary chair with a vintage-look desk. Mixing an old/traditional element with a new/modern look adds a depth to this gorgeous space and makes it feel collected.
I used the same approach when creating this living space for my client. I chose a table and rug with more antique and traditional details and paired them with these wonderful chairs that sport modern, acrylic legs. I also combined modern art that the client had collected with traditional architectural details.
It’s that unexpected mix that really makes a room stand out and gives it your personality. And that is really what decorating is all about!
How do you like to mix old and new?