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Mixing Old and New Furniture Styles

Modern interior design by Nicole Hollis, Pacific Heights project with neutral palette and antique furniture.

 

Living With Modern & Antique Furniture

There are many ways to make modern and classic or antique furniture live harmoniously in one space. We’re gathering beautiful examples of rooms that have pulled off this look. Within this small collection, take notice of some of the details that make these schemes work. Ask yourself what you like about any of these spaces. Hopefully, this inspires you to create your own arrangement of new meets old. There are many sources of reproduction furniture online.

 

It’s About Form

Notice that in the example below from Darryl Carter’s book, The Collected Home, the designer limits the color palette to bring focus to the textures and sharp lines of the furniture that inhabits this space.

A cohesive color palette may be just what you need to bring together furniture from distant eras.
modern contemporary home design with Eames lounge chair and antique sette by Wheeler Kearns Architects
The Ambassador Residence by Wheeler Kearns Architects
Living room interior design by Kit Republic with iconic modern furniture chairs and antique victorian settee
Living room by designer Charoonkit Thahong of Kit Republic
Modern interior design by Nicole Hollis, Pacific Heights project with neutral palette and antique furniture.
Pacific Heights project by Nicole Hollis

It’s About Color

Perhaps what you’re craving for your room is color! Bold color, mild color, stripes, or patterns, hues are a great design tool to use when you want to draw attention to a special piece of furniture.

 

Interior design with Victorian architectural details and modern yellow furniture.
Contemporary living room interior design by Rethink Design Studio with victorian antique furniture.
Colorful stripped upholstered Victorian couch by Darci Good Design.

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