Looks We Love: Old & New

October 20, 2015 by Melissa | 0 Comments

In San Francisco it is not uncommon to live in a home that was built between 1908 and 1930.  Many of these homes have retained their original details – traditional hardwood floors and plaster crown mouldings abound.  While I love these aspects of older homes, and the history they represent, I don’t love having traditional furnishings throughout my entire home.  I used to find a mix of traditional and modern decor to be disjointed and jarring but, more and more, I have started to love an eclectic mix.  There is something about the contrast of traditional structural details with a few strategic modern furnishings that brings an older home into the modern era.  The look requires a certain amount of finesse; there has to be a balance between old and new.   Here are a few of my favorite examples.

Domino Magazine Dining Room

Image courtesy of Domino Magazine

Lonny Mag Kitchen

Image courtesy of Lonny Magazine

Design Files Dining Room

Image courtesy of DesignFiles.net 

Domino Bathroom

Image courtesy of Domino Magazine

Lonny Mag Living Room

Image courtesy of Lonny Magazine 

Dining Room Amber Interiors

Image courtesy of Amber Interiors

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