Working with clients throughout the years, we’ve noticed that people are much more apt to be experimental and expressive with their fashion than their furnishings.
Often clients have inherited important or even nostalgic pieces of furniture that may be a bit more classic than they would choose on their own, but they find it difficult to part with them. Or maybe the home itself is extremely classic but the client is a bit more modern and desires a younger, fresher approach. Whatever the case, this week we are presenting you with incredibly chic options so you can infuse an edge into your home’s style and update your classic.
Tips of the trade
- Contemporary art in a classic room is always an instant update and quite an easy fix.
- Accessories or statement pieces such decorative objects, lamps, side tables, or a random modern chair can transform without a complete reinvention.
- Wallpaper, rugs, or interesting upholstery on a classic piece of furniture can completely transform the mood of a room.
A harmonious blend of stone tonal with a burst of contemporary flair makes this room the perfect example of classic meets contemporary magnificence.
Jean-Louis Deniot creates a marvelous mix of classic and contemporary. Without the brutalist lamps and table, the look of the room would be very classic.
Combining modern art, rugs, and pillows into a traditional room instantly updates a classically designed space.
The use of contemporary art in this very classic home eases the mood while maintaining formality.
Mixing metals in a classic home gives an air or eclecticism.
A playful mix by the master David Collins shows that even classic furniture can be a dream with contemporary finishes such as this modern chandelier.
A whimsical interpretation of a classic kitchen is achieved simply with a bold wallpaper.
Contemporary with classic touches.
A wildly chic Rococo mirror stands out amidst modernist chairs.
A very classic crystal chandelier is a show stopper in this minimal, almost brutalist inspired room.
This bathroom is the picture of sophisticated tranquility.
A very chic moment in black and white, this room has classic bones with modern touches.