Celebrate the Mix!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

So can we agree that the best rooms have a carefully edited mix of furnishings from different periods and styles?  I know I've said it before but it bears repeating.  If you buy matching sets of furniture you end up with rooms that look like a catalog or a furniture showroom.  Not good.  We want rooms that celebrate our individuality!  Rooms that reveal who we are and what we love! 

This dining room has an amazing mix of pieces that come together as a beautiful whole.  Would you combine so many different styles of antiques with the casual modern chairs (they look to be for use outdoors)  and white walls?

Another unexpected mix - this time it's an antique dining table with curvy cabriole legs surrounded by white mid-century wire chairs.

The chrome and glass desk gives this office a modern direction, but the rustic chair and antique rug provide some humble contrast. 

This room has lots of mid-century pieces, but there's a nice mix of textures. 

So now - go forth and mix it up!  Life is too short to live in a Pottery Barn catalog.

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Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

"Life is too short to live in a Pottery Barn catalog" that should be your tag line. I love it!!!

Unknown said...

YES - i love MIX!!! - sooooo me!

Brandi@ Flights of Whimsy said...

The mix is the best part! I love layering in unique pieces as I find them. It's fun and makes it more special just like you said.

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Too matchy matchy makes for a boring room! The most interesting rooms always have a bit of quirk to them!

Unknown said...

Well said Kim! The mix is what makes it your own! ( and not too trendy) Have a great week!
xo Nancy

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

The editing is the hardest part. I love how a great mix looks.

pam {simple details} said...

I fall for a great mix every time! But, I'll confess, when that PB catalog arrives the styling lures me to check it out!

Karena said...

Hi Kim,
I have always loved mixing it up in design. These rooms all work well because they are beloved items and edited.

The only room that would jumble my mind is the little office, I would put the rug in the kitchen, entry etc.Just me!

2013 Artists Series

Anonymous said...

I love the mix! Great images! The first one is particularly gorgeous!


Brandy@MAKE+MODEL said...

So agree with you on the PB statement! I'm dying over that second shot. I need that space in my life. - brandy

Albertina || MimosaLane said...

Ha!! I agree with the not living in a Pottery barn catalog....blasphemy! I love these images and find them so interesting...precisely because of the mix. Thanks!

Melissa Blake said...

Those all look so cozy!!

Fran said...

I actually just started a pinterest board called 'the mix' b/c i love when interiors have a lot of contrast. I recently went to Hudson in Boston and I think designer jill goldberg really does a good job mixing vintage with modern. Great post!

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I think that PB line needs to be knitted on a pillow. :) Amen sister!

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Taylor Greenwalt said...

I love the first image, the mix of styles is perfect...

Santi said...

beautiful photos, lovely spaces :D