mix and match decorating secrets

Photo: J. Savage Gibson

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Mix and Match Decor

Juxtaposing story-filled antiques with newer pieces—a pretty tortoiseshell box or a modern lacquer tray for a shot of color—makes a space feel imbued with layers of interest. It's easier to appreciate beautiful things if they have a point of contrast, and mixing styles and eras is what brings character to a space. Every room wants to feel contemporary, but also like it's been there for some time.