|The home of interior designer Laura Montalban via New York Social Diary|
Here's something I never thought I'd say: More and more often these days, I'm drawn to interiors that include contemporary furniture and lighting. My taste is evolving and although I'll never go all contemporary, a room with a mix of modern furnishings and antiques catches my attention more than a room full of one or the other.
The home office of Laura Montalban seems mostly contemporary with the sleek white desk and book shelves until you see the ebonized cabinet, which cleverly hides the television. The black accents in the room are appealing, I believe, because they are the same color, but from different eras. I've been thinking about that Tizio desk lamp for awhile and need to find a place for one in my house.
The vertical bookcase is interesting and not something I've seen before. It's a great idea for a small space.
I also like the black-framed abstract collages. Although it's not visible in these photos there is also a graphic black and white rug in the room. It's a New York apartment not to be missed so click the New York Social Diary link above for the full tour.
What appeals to you--contemporary style, antiques or a mix of both?