Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Inspiration Tuesday (Wednesday): Mixing Design Genres

I love many different design styles. I love shabby chic, old world, Asian fusion, cottage...the list goes on. For today's Inspiration Tuesday, I thought I would show you some great rooms that mix different styles together in one room.

First up: a kitchen redo that mixes modern elements with more traditional elements:

*Image from Country Living

The island is a great example of modern meets traditional with a modern stainless steel top and a traditional bead board bottom. The black and white floors and lighting fixtures over the island add to the traditional/vintage look, while the couches, window shades and bar stools add to the modern side.

This living room from an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is another good mix of styles.

The furniture is modern Victorian, the lamps mid-century modern, the clock has the look of an antique. All styles nicely compliment each other.

Of course, some decorating styles just mix naturally well. Asian inspired pieces and contemporary ones such as in this living room on HGTV.com go well together.

The trim on the walls make it look like a shoji (yes I had to look up the spelling on this one!)screen and the contemporary furniture make great pairings.

What design genres do you love? Are there certain ones you mix and match? Leave a comment. I like hearing from you...while most of you anyway. Kidding! Love you guys! :)

Happy Crafting!


  1. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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  2. Great thoughts on mixing-love the images!

    love, kelee



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