Mixing old and new in a modern interior

 

antique table and modern leather chairsJust a few thoughts on introducing old furniture pieces to modern interiors. If anybody told me just 5 years ago that I would become an advocate for vintage or antique furniture, I would laugh it off. I had a deep dislike for the traditional style, especially in the interpretation of such in late 20th century. You know what I mean – overstuffed couches upholstered in faux leather and just exuding pseudo opulence.  Nail head trim on a couch – no, thank you, I’ll pass that one. I was all for a modern interior.

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Planting bulbs in a glass vase for a modern look

I love plants blooming indoors during the holiday season. Poinsettias, Christmas cacti, bulbs… They look so lovely and cheerful, especially when all the weather can offer is a hundred shades of grey. I particularly like planting bulbs such as paperwhites and amaryllises and watch them grow and bloom in a matter of weeks. Several years ago, I was so much into forcing bulbs to bloom indoors during the winter – a half of my fridge was stuffed for weeks with paper bags filled with tulip and daffodil bulbs. My main concern was that my husband forgets all my warnings and tries to eat one of them. Thankfully, he never did.

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