Rooms that Mix Old & New (and Why We Love the Look)

Rooms that Mix Old & New (and Why We Love the Look)

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Nancy Mitchell
Sep 23, 2016
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Who says all your furniture has to match? Mixing old and new pieces is one of our favorite looks—and it's also a great way to add interest, texture and a certain eclectic panache to any room. Take a look at these 11 spaces, where antiques and modern pieces combine to create a timeless look that's just right.

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Above: Midcentury pieces blend with antiques in a Swedish home from Femina.

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The antique table adds a bit of texture and history to this room by Lorenzo Castillo.

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We love the contrast between the elegant scrollwork of the bed and the geometric wire base of the table in this bedroom spotted on My Scandinavian Home.

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An antique clawfoot table meets space age-y Saarinen Tulip chairs in a dining room from Vogue.

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Modern furniture gives a very traditional space from Bo Bedre a light, fresh feel.

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In this living room from Domino, a traditionally styled sofa paired with delicate, modern pieces makes for a fresh but comfortable vibe.

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All it takes is one or two traditional pieces to add texture, style and just a little bit of excitement to a modern room. Image from Domino.

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Two antique chairs lend character to a mostly white living room from Nuevo Estilo, via Design Attractor.

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A Cherner chair pairs perfectly with an antique desk in a historic home in Michigan (spotted on My Domaine).

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Wingback bergère-like chairs come together effortlessly with a modern coffee table and tufted sofa in this lofty space from SF Girl by Bay.

A New York home, spotted on Architectural Digest Spain, combines old and new pieces for a quirky, eclectic mix.

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For further inspiration: 10 Ways to Work Vintage Pieces into Modern Interiors

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