Mix it Up : Traditional + Modern Styles

The key to great decorating is mixing a few different styles into a room.  This gives the room character and contrast.  It also keeps a room from looking like you went to the store and bought everything from the same furniture line...a feeling of collecting pieces over time.

You may also love 2 or 3 different styles and don't want to have to choose.  I love the look of a modern home but often feel like its too cold for everyday living. This is where adding traditional elements into the room can make it feel more warm and inviting.

Gold mirror with layered black and white frames/mats/photography; black and gold repeated in the lampshade and minimalist abstract artwork.:

Tricky trend: Translucents – when to use and how to use them.: