Mixing Old with New

Combining antique or vintage furnishings with newer pieces is a great way to create an up-to-date and uniquely individual space.

By Sharon Johnson

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It may seem counterintuitive, but combining antique or vintage furnishings with newer pieces is a great way to create an up-to-date and uniquely individual space. Nine gifted designers show us just how right a room can feel when traditional rubs shoulders with contemporary.

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Family Room by Jessica Helgerson

Modernist Meets Traditionalist

While the owners of this turn-of-the-century house are modernists, the decorator managed to honor their sensibilities while still respecting the history of the house. The traditional armoire was the first piece selected and acts as a great anchor for the light colors and modern graphic shapes throughout the family room.

Family Room
by Jessica Helgerson

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