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Friday, March 23, 2012

Mixing Vintage with Modern Day when decorating

When it comes to interior decorating styles I personally love the look of vintage/antique items mixed in with new. To me everything old has a story and intrigue to it but I don't want my home to look like an antique store or a vintage flea market.  On the flip side having everything in a home looking like it just came out of a catalog is boring to me, I like to mix it up.  I also love the juxtaposition of shiny, glittery items with worn, well loved possessions.  I have a few vintage looking pieces of furniture in my family room along with modern day pieces, coupled with warm and worn wooden chests and sideboards mixed in with modern silver accessories.
There are some great blogs out there about the "rules" of mixing vintage with modern but I am of the thought that if it looks pleasing to you and your family then that's all that matters.
Here are a few looks I like.  Whatever your decorating style, enjoy mixing it up sometimes for a fresh new look, even if it's just rearranging furniture or swapping accessories from other rooms.  But above all, as always, remember to be Uniquely You!

I love this look of mixing shiny, sparkly hardware with antiques pieces, I think I am going to do this on my sideboard.

Love her chandeleir in the kitchen, putting a surprising non-traditional lighting fixture above the table, fabulous!

Great stand and urn

Love the vintage chest

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