We read the lead feature in this past weekend's Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section, about the movement of antique stores from brick and mortar shops to online sites, with interest. Growing up, our parents had an antique store for a time and many of the pieces in their house have migrated to ours...Antiques, defined as furniture and home accessories over 100 years old, are less coveted than they used to be. They've been replaced by a yearning for mid-century pieces. But whether it's mid-century or antique, we find any kind of complete look boring. We prefer a home that mixes it up: mid-century with antique, French with Chinese, Ikea with Louis XIV, Scandinavian with Victorian, DIY shelving with hand-printed wallpaper; a home that reflects its owner. What's the mix in your home? Or how would it be if money was no object? Are you Mid-Century Modern all the way or do you prefer a more eclectic look? Fess up in the comments and send us some pictures! We're always looking for house tours and we'd love to see your homes here.
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