Arndt Design and Build
In this room, pieces of furniture and accessories in different styles get along quite well (hopefully, as do the couple living here). The mirror frame and brass mixer are responsible for the “classics”. It rhymes with sconces and furniture handles.
Pay attention to the background: it is as simple as possible, white. If there were at least a little tile with ornaments or contrasting seams, the picture would “fall apart”.
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Classics are usually associated with restrained colors and certain ornaments – checks, stripes, floral motifs in upholstery. Whereas modern interiors gravitate towards solid and dense colors or playful prints. Let’s use it!
Mentally change this sofa into a checkered upholstery, remove the table and the lamp – the interior will get a more classic sound.
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Paul Brant Williger Architect
The marion house book
The photo shows a great example of eclecticism. Furniture and carpet – modern, but the overall furnishings give the impression of a timeless classic. You can achieve the same effect if you follow a few principles.
Take a couple of undeniably classic accessories (in this case, a chandelier and a mirror over the fireplace) and arrange them among the modern furniture so that they cannot be overlooked.
When choosing such anchor items, do not forget that they must be radically different from everything else in the room, otherwise you will get an indistinct mess. The result will be interesting only if the difference between the styles is obvious at a glance. In this case, you see not just a traditional mirror in a gilded frame, but a real example of baroque art. The ornamentation of the chandelier is not inferior to the mirror. But the chairs – undeniably modern. A successful mix can only be achieved by clearly juxtaposing ultra-classic and ultra-modern.
It can be modern items in the interior with classic parquet, stucco, etc. Or vice versa – classic furniture in a modern setting.
DANIELLA VILLAMIL INTERIORS
► This is archival material. First published in 2015 and updated in 2020
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