I recently visited some friends up north who have been living in a beautiful loft for the past year or so. After the initial giddiness of owning their first place together, they set out with the good intention of getting their home together: buying loft-centric books for inspiration, visiting tile stores, and having a handyman rig up a questionable hood for their stove.
However, their enthusiasm has died out considerably, due to his collection of Simpsons action figures and their indecisiveness of what their joint decor style should be. One question that they asked: "How in the hell can we make a Tuscan-style kitchen flow with a mid-century modern living room AND a Parisian bedroom...in an open loft floor plan?!"
Frankly, I'm not sure (let's not forget the 250 Simpsons action figures either). My initial reaction is to go with one style as a the main theme, with accents from each style for each room. Any other suggestions?