Tuesday Trendspotting: The New Traditional Finds the Perfect Mix of Modern and Vintage
Posted January 31st, 2012 | by The Update
Many people are afraid of antiques as dusty and fussy, or too formal and serious. But the right combination of vintage pieces and modern decor can have a powerfully striking effect and, is vital to building a chic, eclectic home.
The styles work so well together because the juxtaposition of sometimes ironically different decor becomes a style in itself and adds a sense of authenticity to your home. Plus, antiques are “green” since you’re recycling and reusing classic, well-made pieces with longevity unlike much of what is manufactured today.
Giving antiques a modern update packs a lot of style power, whether you’re reupholstering a vintage chair with a more modern fabric or refurbishing an antique dresser with a pop of fresh, contemporary color. Or, many times no updating is needed, since sometime an antique’s original design adds plenty of character and charm just the way it is.
Here are a few ideas for how to create that perfect mix of sleek modern style and eclectic antiques in your home:
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