Tuesday, April 16, 2013

modern meets antique...

If I could define one of my favorite styles I'd call it 'modern meets antique.'
One of the keys to creating interest in a room is to include a piece of antique
 furniture in the design, the addition of  modern elements lend a youthful, casual feel
 to keep it from feeling too formal.

A chevron rug and abstract painting pair with a leather tufted back sofa...

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The modern chairs and coffee table seamlessly mix with the rugs and accessories
creating this collected look...

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The popular upholstered headboard with nailheads and striped wall takes on a fresh
 look when combined with traditional sconces and oval framed mirror in gold....

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A timeless white kitchen gets a distinct custom look with the addition of
industrial pendants and a timeworn island...

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Warmth is added to the white backdrop, modern bookcases, lucite ghost chair,
 and trendy striped rug with the antique wood desk...

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Modern framing and artwork set a less formal mood when combined with this Asian chest...  

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Do you like mixing it up or a more traditional style?



24 comments:

Julia Konya said...

Totally agree here: modern meets antique is the best mix. I love all your inspirations. That first photo with the abstract painting, which I want by the way is stunning.

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

I love mixing it up as well... I used to lean more towards using antiques and vintage and just the past couple of years have brought more modern elements in.. I love your inspiration photos! I pinned a couple of them for future reference...

Dana Frieling said...

Mixing, definitely! Much easier to decorate that way...anything goes. ha!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I like mixing it up - I just work with it till I like it! Not sure there is a definition for my 'style'!

Lori said...

You always collect such beautiful photos. I love the "best of both worlds" style too!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Mix it up! I'm dying over that striped wall...

Leslie said...

I like the industrial lighting in the white kitchen - gorgeous! I'm with you Pam, love to mix it up.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love this look, too. The mix of it makes it feel warm and fresh.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

I absolutely love the mix! Keeps one foot in our past and the other in the now!

charmaine said...

Big fan of the mix!

Jennifer Essex said...

Couldn't agree more! Sick of snow yet, Pam?

Alexa said...

Love the mix of antique and modern. It's just a glorious combinations.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

LOVE this look... love love love! that kitchen with the very distressed island- SWOON! you are speaking my language.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

The MIX makes it real! Gives the space personality! Without a blend of styles, textures, etc. the effect is too sterile! It's not always easy, but a successful room looks like a collection of the owners' life!

Vel Criste said...

Oh yes Pam! I agree with you on this, I have yet to get a big antique piece for my home though. So far, I only have been lucky to find little things for my home, just like the big brass dolphin I just recently scored!

Monica said...

I want to pin them all but decided on the worn island kitchen just stunning. Modern meets antique perfect!!!

Kerry@homecrushblog.com said...

You've read my mind! This is just the look I've been so drawn to lately. Now to work toward incorporating it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Danielle said...

I love mixing modern and old. New and antique. x

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Love the mix! I can't go too modern with out a touch of tradition or antique, and vise versa!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

My home is definitely eclectic...a mix of modern/traditional and antique pieces...I love the gorgeous sconce with that nailhead trimmed headboard and the striking black and white striped wallpaper...just stunning!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I absolutely love this style - the style of mixing up what you love. Older pieces bring in so much character to a space - and yet new fabrics and pieces make it fresh. Great examples. I would love an old chippy island in a brand new kitchen!

Holly said...

Yes, yes, yes - I love the mix. I've gotta figure out where I'm going to put our Windsor bench in our next house. It's one of my favorite pieces of furniture.

interior remodeling said...

In the world of interior remodeling you seldom find good designers who can mix antique and modern with class. You certainly have pulled it off, congratulations!

Stephanie Cooper said...

I noticed the striped patterns. Although I am not fond of anything with stripes, the pictures look good. I'm definitely going to try using this pattern in one of my exterior remodeling projects.

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