Today’s guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting. Founded in 2002, Arcadian Lighting started selling decorative home lighting fixtures and lamps online, and has become one of the top Internet retailers for home lighting products. Visit their website and cool blog for more information.
One of the popular trends in design right now is mixing antiques with contemporary furnishings. Gone are the rules that say we must decorate within only one style. Mixing antiques and contemporary furnishings gives a room a personal and unique decor that is current and stylish.
A contemporary style Barcelona daybed fits into this antique filled space by continuing the same colorway as the rest of the furnishings. White unifies the more contemporary pieces with the antique and traditional furnishings.
This contemporary style bedroom gets a touch of elegance with an antique gold ballroom chair and blue painted writing desk. The ornate lines of the chair soften the straight lines of the contemporary style.
A bedroom mixes a French antique giltwood bed with sleek contemporary glass and Lucite. The glass bedside lamps, mirrored chests of drawers and Lucite bench add sparkle to the room.
The yellow painted antique chest of drawers stands out against the complementary lavender of the walls and curtains. A pair of zebra benches adds a nice contemporary touch.
An ornate antique mirror in a contemporary bathroom adds a touch of elegance and glamour to the sleek space. Mixing styles creates an eclectic look. And check out those adorable antique wall sconces to complement the mirror.
A contemporary style desk chair, the Executive chair designed by Eames, is paired with an antique desk in this home office. Love the combination of the masculine chair and the feminine lines of the desk, along with the drum pendant light above.
This room mixes antique furnishings with contemporary art. The juxtaposition of the colorful contemporary print adds color and energy to the antique table and traditional style chair.
Antiques add a touch of glamour to inexpensive contemporary furnishings from Ikea. The giltwood starburst mirror is the focal point in this clean, white contemporary space.
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