September 14, 2011

Blast From the Past

Last week, I mentioned that I would share old magazine clippings with you to see if you think the "look" would still work today. Here is another. This clipping dates back to 1998. The two pieces - the table and the twig chair - are an unexpected mix of textures and styles. Why does it work? Because the table's distressed finish makes this formal piece much more compatible with the rustic chair. This is one of the key elements in blending styles with ease. But, is this look still in? Again, my vote is an enthusiastic yes. I love mixing the formal with the informal and combining contemporary and more traditional elements together.

Image scanned from Better Homes & Gardens magazine


diane said...

love those chairs all these years later...good design never goes out of style

Kimberly Merritt said...

Oh yes, Diane. I'm with you. Good design never does go out of style. Thanks for stopping by.