Applied Design: Traditional & Modern Mix

Design firm Nickey Kehoe did such a fantastic job combining traditional and modern elements in the Room of the Week which make it feel equal parts comfortable and current.

traditional-meets-modern-in-room-of-week copyMy sister-in-law (hi Nathalie!) is really a master at this design mix in her house.  She has a beautiful home that is architecturally more traditional, but she’s filled it with modern patterns and colors that seem right at home because they are mixed in with lots of traditional furnishings and shapes.  The traditional shapes are approachable, recognizable and comfortable.  And, the modern elements are exciting and fun and unexpected.  The mix she’s created makes the home feel layered and warm, but still modern and fun.

There are so many ways to use this combination.  I’ve brainstormed just a few ideas to show you what a traditional & modern combination looks like.

modern-traditional-mashup copySOURCES: Art + Frame | Lamp + Shade | Wing Chair | Headboard + Shams + Pillow | Bench + Sconce | Dining Table + Dining Chair

Do you have any additional tips for mixing traditional and modern?  I’d love to hear how you mix in your own home.

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