There are a few styles at work in this beach house dining room, and we like how they balance each other out: contemporary, industrial, and traditional...
Contemporary shows up in the over-sized drum shade (almost the same diameter as the table it hangs over!). An industrial touch is made with the steel-and-wood swivel seats used as dining chairs. Both of these overlay a comfortable cottage style of traditional wood furnishings with worn painted finishes. Take away just one of these elements, and we think the room wouldn't be as successful as it is now.
Do you mix styles in your own home? What's a good mix for you?
Image: Michael Weschler / Country Living