Charles Spada Interiors, via designtrade.net, Eric Roth Photography
So, I had a plan for redecorating my bedroom (see previous posts if interested) and then I find this image and realize I may have to start over. Why is it so hard to make decisions about decorating my own house?
On one hand, I am drawn to antique furniture, time worn charm, and gilt finishes. On the other hand, I admire rooms which combine antiques with contemporary furnishings and the designers who skillfully blend pieces from different eras to create perfect harmony. The contrast of antiques next to contemporary pieces, like the chair and chest above, always surprises me and captures my attention, inviting me to look, study, and wonder.
There's a complexity to rooms like these unlike those completely furnished with pieces from the same era. I think the bottom line is that I like my life to be simple and predictable, but I favor rooms that are decorated to highlight contrast and complexity.
That's not too much to ask, is it?