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Modern Art in Traditional Rooms

Home Decor Ideas

Modern Art in Traditional Rooms

I talk (and write) incessantly about creating "collected" rooms; ones that appear to have evolved over a long period of time. To me, achieving a look that floats timelessly from one generation to another isn't about matching periods, woods and finishes; it's about mixing historic elements with contemporary pieces and layering patterns and textures while maintaing a visual hierarchy. One way (among many) that designers create such a look is by placing modern, abstract art among traditional furnishings. The juxtaposition sets the artwork apart, giving it a moment in the sun, without overshadowing the furniture style. The whole room gets...

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The Beauty of Contrast: Modern Art in Traditional Rooms

Home Decor Ideas

The Beauty of Contrast: Modern Art in Traditional Rooms

Whatever your taste in decoration, an element of visual contrast is a great way to make your home more interesting and personal. Something oppositional or unexpected awakens the senses. There are many ways to introduce invigorating contrast into a space, and art is one of the best. Here are some examples where modern art breathes life into traditional rooms. A simple pink circle painting creates a modern focal point and a vibrant contrast to the green walls of this traditional dressing room.Painting by Dawn Arrowsmith, Toomey Tourell Fine Art In this masculine space, a bold and playful abstract painting is...

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