Juxtaposition. I love this word! You can use it to mean closeness, side by side or to pair together. I love to pair different decor styles and textures to create a pulled together look. I love the juxtaposition of an old farmhouse table with modern, sleek chairs. I love the juxtaposition of a sleek, extra large drum shade over a rustic dining set.
It is also lovely to juxtapose a stream lined, modern leather chair next to an elegant pedestal side table. Modern with traditional, sleek with romantic, antiques with new- it all works. A room speaks to me and has depth when it is well thought out, evolves over time and brings pieces together from your travels. I believe decorating is an evolution, that doesn’t happen overnight. There’s no use stressing over whether there is a piece of furniture in every corner of the room, or a picture on every wall. The beauty and fun of interior design is the thrill of the hunt- looking for that right piece for that space. Waiting until you have found a piece that will last, is functional and right for your budget. So enjoy your shopping quest- And when you find that special piece, it helps tell your design story!