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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mixing styles

The daughter of a good friend of mine just bought a new home in London. She lives in a very "hipster" area and wants to her new home to be decorated in the "Modern Nordic" genre. I had to smile when she shared her ideas with me for a number of reasons ... I am super excited to see what she does (oh, how I wish I could just jump over the pond to play in the new house with her) and also because I had no idea what some of her terms meant! I had an "idea" what hipster meant, but wasn't quite sure what "Nordic" was. So I did a little research.

My version of "Rustic-Modern-Chic" or "Nordic-Modern-Chic"

I also played around a little on Olioboard; I thought it would be fun to give her a little inspiration board.
And some fun images to look at.


One of the questions I get asked a lot is when if it is okay to mix different styles. YES! 

Mikel Irastorza Interiors | Mid-Century Modern meets Boho Chic

Photography: Per Gunnarsson | Scandinavian Style
"Vintage Modern"

Leone Design Studio | Marrying Modern with Antique

I love the elements of antiquity in this space juxtaposed with modern furnishings. 

Ken Levenson, Architect | Jenna Lyons' Brooklyn Townhouse
"19th Century details with Modern and Rustic elements"

I have always mixed different styles. In fact, I do not like 100% "period" homes or a home decorated in all one style, so mixing just comes natural to me. I found some great examples of different styles mixed together...

"Glitzy-Glam meets Farmhouse-Chic"

"Modern Rustic"

These are just a few - the possibilities are endless!


pve design said...

Thanks for your very sweet wishes for my b-day. Love how "spot on" you are with mixing styles. What a fun post. I love labels and how "hipster" can define and urban interior so brilliantly.

StagerLinda said...

Sherri, you never fail to education, entertain and enlighten. Love this project!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Love your inspiration board! That should give her some great direction.

Holly Gruszka said...

This is such a fun project and I think you've mixed styles really well and shown some nice examples too. Really love the mirror!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Great inspiration board...that would be a fun project!

designchic said...

Love your moldboard and Jenna Lyons house…stunning! Happy weekend!