How To Merge Our Different Decorating Styles?

How To Merge Our Different Decorating Styles?

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Kristen Lubbe
Feb 22, 2011

Q: I just moved in with my boyfriend and in addition to the normal adjustment issues that occur when you move in with someone, we have another one: decorating styles. He is from Germany and loves the minimalistic style: white walls, black, white, grey boxy furniture. While I am not a clutter lover, I do like a little more life in my apartment, I'm West Elm/Crate and Barrel and he's Bo Concept. To me his style is aetheically attractive, but cold and unhomey. How do we find a middle ground?

In particular, we inherited his grey zen couch from Bo Concept. Sadly, this couch clearly sets the tone of the living room. What kind of furniture pieces can I incorporate to make us both happy?

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