Thursday, January 14, 2016

Opposite attraction

I have a client that wants to discard a modern piece of art because she doesn't think it matches her traditional antique furniture. I say "No way! We can work modern into your predominate traditional themed house.". Actually, designers mix and match styles all the time. Sometimes we have to mix it up because of budget restrictions. But, most of the time, it's done because it is far more interesting to add the unexpected. Here are a few of my favorite examples of how opposites attract....

I like how Designer Lisa Hilderbrand painted the brick wall to focus
on the art and furniture (Traditional Home).
Love this traditional entry table paired with a great piece of abstract art
by Virginia artist Kiki Slaughter from My Notting Hill (Southern Living)

Incorporating modern into a nursery (Pinterest)
 Great example of mixing modern art, lighting and furniture into a traditional
house with molded ceilings by Designer, Tish Mills  (Traditional Home)