|Square ceramic coasters with bird designs|
There are a few tricks to blending contemporary with vintage, or indeed any 2 styles, and the main one is that one must be the 'underdog' so to speak. You can see a few subtle hints of the contemporary edge in this shot, the strange lettuce and the picture frames for example, but neither compete with the vintage pieces around them. In this image the evidence of the contemporary style may at first seem minimal, but when you consider the soft grey of the walls and the glitzy cushions you start to see more of it coming through.
Don't make the room a constant battleground of two competing styles, allow them to work together. Team big yet subtle with ornate and intriguing. Balance your furniture with your walls, ceiling, lighting and floors. If you try to make a statement with every piece you will loose all of them! The lesson here is; choose a dominant style and follow with complementary elements from the secondary style.
Coasters available at Romantic Notions, 101 Longueville Road, Lane Cove. Phone: