Los Angeles designer Kim Myles has modern, eclectic, global style. By selecting pieces with global prints and combining them with futuristic elements, the TV host and HGTV Design Star winner is able to successfully merge the styles.
"Decorate with objects that have personal meaning. This glass collection includes pieces from my mom and grandmother. It connects me with my family."
-- Kim Myles
--Barri Leiner Grant, stylist, author, co-owner of M&B Vintage, and contributor to Home Rules with Nate Berkus.
Barri hung silhouettes of her daughters, her husband, and a thrift store find to constantly remind her of the people she loves most. Plus, the silhouettes add a chic, graphic touch to the plain white wall.
Books Barri's family reads, family photographs, and other sentimental trinkets come together to form a one-of-a-kind armoire display.
"Old furniture carries spirit with it. I like interplay between modern and traditional."
--Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, founder of Apartment Therapy
With traditional furniture, create contrast by adding bright, modern art to a space. Here, white plank walls and a white ceiling keep the small space feeling airy and light, while the pastel artwork brings in just the right amount of color.
To create a sense of flow, look for artwork with a theme. Here, vintage Western images come together to make a focal point on an otherwise blank wall.
In bookcases or on top of coffee tables, stacking objects can add depth and visual interest. Choose your favorite novels, or the ones with the prettiest covers, and combine them with photos, paperweights, or other household mementos to make a collection worth noticing.