House Tours: A Mix and Match of Styles
He likes traditional decor; she has a funky and sophisticated style. See how these homeowners combined their tastes to create a unique home, perfect for their family.
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The combination of style begins in the living room. The homeowners considered each piece of furniture an investment, choosing unique pieces that would create a story in the room.
Designer's Tip: Remember that furniture is the bones of the room. If you find a sofa with the perfect shape but hate the fabric, remember you can always upholster it to fit the style of your room.
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Combining the Elements
Classic bergere chairs were covered in a large-scale damask print, adding a punch of style to the room. The ottoman, covered in a turquoise animal hide, centralizes the room's seating area.
Get the Look: An easy way to mix style is by adding funky fabric to furniture with traditional lines like these bold chairs. Damask is a classic print but done in the larger scale, it takes on a fun and modern vibe.
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To keep with the funky yet traditional style of the room, oversize accessories added a punch of sassiness to the traditional furniture.
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One-of-a-Kind Coffee Table
To break away from the traditional coffee table, a hide-covered ottoman was used in the center of the seating area. A small tray, placed in the center of the ottoman, offers a flat surface for displaying knickknacks.
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Granite countertops and stained-wood cabinets are a perfect fit for a family-friendly kitchen.
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Sunny Breakfast Nook
With a house full of kids, this casual corner is the perfect place for a yummy breakfast or an afternoon snack. A pretty paisley tablecloth and Gerbera daisies in old milk jars add a burst of color to the nook.
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Soft blue walls and sheer white window treatments set the tone for the intimate master bedroom. The homeowners chose traditional furniture like the upholstered headboard and mirrored nightstands, then used the bold red fabric to add personality.
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To keep the bedroom sophisticated but kid friendly, they choose all white bedding that could easily be bleached. The throw and patterned pillows add a burst of funky color to the room.
Color Tip: Sticking to a one- or two-color scheme in a room will allow for a beautiful finish. In the bedroom, focus on adding colorful accessories and accent pieces while sticking to a neutral wall color.
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The homeowners wanted plenty of storage in their bedroom. They absolutely fell in love with this dresser with its mother-of-pearl inlay.
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The mirrored night tables offer more storage and add a touch of glam to the bedroom.
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