I love miss-matching patterns in my outfits so it’s no wonder it also extends to my decorating style namely, mixing furniture of different periods. It’s kind of like adding a vintage piece to a new outfit: one vintage piece can take an outfit to another level. When it comes to decorating, it’s a strange contrast of ‘old meets new’ which can breathe new life into a room and bring together objects that you wouldn’t ordinarily place together to create something eclectic and out of the ordinary. Scour your flea markets and re-cycle your family’s furniture from storage because having great ‘talking pieces’ around adds special meaning to every corner of your house. Saying “I bought it at IKEA” about everything in your house is just not sexy!
When we moved into our flat we were lucky to be given a load of furniture from the 50′s and 60′s from my husbands German grandmother and I was ecstatic…everything was in perfect condition and some pieces where worthy of being in AD! I had no idea how I could make it work but by slowly adding some modern touches, re-painting and restoring the old ones, it brought the whole place to life. Never underestimate the power of a new coat of paint. So here’s some inspiration I pulled from my Pinterest of interiors who have mastered the art of ‘old meets new’ decor. And follow me on @shecomesincolors for more inspiration!
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