Good Questions: Moving from Shabby Chic to Modern Beach House?

Good Questions: Moving from Shabby Chic to Modern Beach House?

Aaron Able
Apr 1, 2009

Dear Apartment Therapy readers, I need help unifying our den. When we first moved in to our house we bought the sofa first and the two pieces of black furniture (coffee table, TV stand) which have a shabby chic feel to them. Since then we have acquired the rug and the steel desk and have taken a more modern approach in our decorating style. I want the room to match the rest of our home's decor — modern beach house — instead of the shabby chic look. I like the desk set up in the corner and love the rug and sofa but do not love the other furniture as I do not feel it goes with the other pieces. Plus, the chair randomly sits in its location (any other open place would block the entrance to the room). I was thinking about buying a large lacquer tray to put on the coffee table to make it look more modern but do not know if this would help. Any ideas would help? Do I need to sell the two pieces I don't like or can I add to them to make them work? Should I move furniture around (even though I've tried this and ended up with this set up)? Thanks

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