(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

This photo from Alcro struck us with its chic combination of modern Eames chairs and an antique portrait. We love this method of combining old and new styles...

In this room, the scale and drama of the portrait adds a nice point of contrast to the spare furnishings. Grandeur and simplicity balance one another. This look isn't difficult to recreate at home. Since art isn't usually expected to match a sofa or dining set, there's a lot of flexibility in what you hang on the walls, no matter what your style is.

Photo: Alcro