My husband and I have two distinct decorating styles.
His: Modern Graphic. He loves a contemporary look that combines urban styling (imagine a clean downtown loft) with midcentury design. Simple furniture forms. His favorite words: clean, uncluttered, simple.
Mine: Sophisticated Classic. I love elegance. Traditional furniture with jewelry-like accessories and pale hues. Think Tiffany & Co., and charlotte from Sex and the City. I love delicate furniture with feminine lines and tapered legs. I love grand chandeliers, luxurious fabrics like silk and velvet. Rich dark woods with polished veneers. Luxe accent materials, including metal, marble and glass.
For more info and some pics: http://www.realsimple.com/home...000030293/page2.html and http://www.realsimple.com/home...000030293/page8.html
How can we combine the two without our living room looking like a personality disorder? (P.S. Obsessive compulsive here. I HATE mismatched dishes. Its not quirky to me.. its disturbing) Help.This message has been edited. Last edited by: shopgirl1977,
You can use traditional furniture in an uncluttered room. You may have to forget some of(okay, maybe a lot) of the accessories. You can also use rich fabrics in a clean way.
With the links you provided you also showed that you are on the right path to a solution.
If your husband has the patience sit down with him with some very good decorating magazines like Arch. Digest, World of Interiors, Veranda, House beautiful. See if there are any interiors you both agree on. Take it from there.
Welcome. Like all things in marriage, compromise is key. Perhaps, you can allow his taste to be showcased in one room such as the living room or den and yours in another, such as the dining room or powder room. The bedroom could be a touch of both insuring it is not too stark for you nor to frilly for him. Mixing clean lines and tailored touches with fancy or traditional as long as scheme and balance are maintained in all your spaces. Do not go to extremes with either and it can result in eclectic or transitional spaces that evoke both your personalities and tastes. Work together toward spaces you are both comfortable in.
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