Piece de Resistance: Antiques in Modern Rooms

The Room of the Week is a great example of mixing modern and antique pieces so that the room feels young, but has a sense of history.   The headboard, chair, and rug are definitely new (and trendy) furniture pieces, but the antique tables used as the nightstands and the antique dresser the room help to make the room seem more substantial and timeless.

I remember several months ago Jenny from the Little Green Notebook mentioned her “unwritten” rule that she never has more than 50% of the furniture in a room be mid-century or mid-century in style.  It’s probably a good rule of thumb if you are adding antiques from any time period to a modern room if you want to add a sense of history but keep the room from feeling stuffy.

And honestly, adding just one antique in a room really goes a long way.

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Do you have any antiques in your home?  Do you wish you had more?

I own several mid-century pieces, but only one (not ornate) antique dresser. And, I really think my home would feel more grown-up if I added a few more antiques.

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2 thoughts on “Piece de Resistance: Antiques in Modern Rooms

  1. totally agree, one antique can lend a whole room a past and a personality. I don’t think I’ve ever created a room without one, and am always stunned and delighted by their interplay with modern pieces. You have an credible blog! Beautiful!!!

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