Mixing The Old With The New! Pairing Classic With Contemporary

by Katie on July 14, 2011

Variety is the spice of life, and modern, ornate furniture can be the perfect pairing to spice up any interior! If I think about my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE design style, I would have to say rooms with a pleasing mix of contemporary and traditional is my style of choice. Anyone can put new furnishings and accessories into a room and call it decorated, but it takes skill to put together a healthy mix of modern and classical items! Pairing both treasured antique pieces and/or vinatage items with contemporary ones is how an interesting, unique, and transitional look is created. In addition, adding an element glamour, travel, and history is accomplished as well.  This design style also allows a designer the luxury of combining what the homeowner already owns and loves with new more updated finds.

Lets take a look a few striking spaces with a juxtaposition of  both the old and new!

Source: www.decorpad.com

Source: www.decorpad.com

Source: Designer Vanessa De Vargas

Source: Designer Vanessa De Vargas

Source: Materialgirls

Source: Materialgirls

www.getgoinggirl.com

www.getgoinggirl.com

Source:www.interior-design-daily.com

Source:www.interior-design-daily.com

Source: www.Houseinteriordecor.com

Source: www.Houseinteriordecor.com

Source:www.interior-design-daily.com

Source: Designer: Vanessa De Vargas

Source: Designer: Vanessa De Vargas

Source: www.designfolio.co.nz

Source: www.designfolio.co.nz

Source: www.decorpad.com

Source: www.decorpad.com

Source:www.decorpad.com

Source:www.decorpad.com

Source: www.decorpad.com

Source: www.decorpad.com

Source: www.farm5.static.flickr.com

Source: www.farm5.static.flickr.com

 

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kristie@thedecorologist July 14, 2011 at 11:00 pm

love it, katie!

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Katie July 15, 2011 at 8:50 am

Thanks Kristie!!

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Desiree July 14, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I love mixing old with the new! What great pictures!

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Katie July 15, 2011 at 8:50 am

Thanks Desiree! Love your site and your recent posts about the brass lamps and that fantastic thrift store chair turned glam!!

Thanks for reading!!

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Lori T. May 7, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Love old with new . . wonderful.

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