Opposites Attract: Modern Art in Traditional Rooms

Create a Timeless Look With a Creative Mix of Art and Furniture Styles
I talk (and write) incessantly about creating “collected” rooms; ones that appear to have evolved over a long period of time. To me, achieving a look that floats timelessly from one generation to another isn’t about matching periods, woods and finishes; it’s about mixing historic elements with contemporary pieces and layering patterns and textures while maintaing a visual hierarchy. One way (among many) that designers create such a look is by placing modern, abstract art among traditional furnishings. The juxtaposition sets the artwork apart, giving it a moment in the sun, without overshadowing the furniture style. The whole room gets a new freshness.