I often wonder about the art of blending styles in design; is it a calculated choice or is is simply selecting objects that are truly loved? A gilded chair partnered with a modern Parsons table, or a vintage crystal chandelier illuminating a post modern painting - the juxtaposition of styles is so beautiful and dramatic. I love how you have the opportunity to see what the homeowner really loves to be around.
I would like to believe that if you really love something it will work as part of your design aesthetic and make your home you.
So next time you happen to be at a flea market and spot the perfect gilded chair and it is upholstered in magenta velvet brocade - get it! Think of the spectacular drama you will be infusing into your home.