Forget the matchy-matchy look of the 1990's-- where every room in a house was decorated with rose florals and the same brass fixtures. Decorating is about expression--an expression of you through the medium of your home and mixing vintage, modern and traditional styles in your home can actually make it look more fashionable, unique and beautiful...but this is often easier said than done. One of the best ways to learn how to blend styles is by examining how designers and fellow bloggers pulled it off.
Today, we are going to examine 5 different blended styles and simply discuss what we notice. :-).
Vintage country is probably the simplest to achieve when you are blending styles as much of its evolution happens organically. The rustic and the rusty blend well for obvious reasons.
We may have noticed different things about these pictures, but to us, they all seem to stem from the same vein of well made antiques, classic neutrals and the reuse of farm implements as decor. All of it is strongly rooted in American tradition.
French Country Modern
The fun thing about Modern French Country is it can be a bit sassy--notice the modern choice of fabric upholstery on this timeless french country chair and the modern art. It doesn't always have to be antique landscapes or romantic-style paintings.
French Country Industrial
Mid Century Modern
MCM (sometimes called Organic Modern) favors neutral wall colors, 1950's 1960's furniture (often upholster with modern fabrics) and varied accents colors. It readily embraces simplicity, open spaces and and real wood furniture.
Although different, there are three similarities between these three examples: white walls, tribal patterns and lots of greenery.
Blending styles, when done thoughtfully, is one of the most interesting ways to decorate. But moreover, it should be an expression of your personality--not someone else! Don't let trends influence what makes you feel at peace and rest in your home.
What is your style? What have you noticed about blending styles or these photos that we didn't?