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How to Decorate with Modern and Vintage
The combination of modern and vintage elements can give a room balance while offering a uniquely personalized style. Here, interior designer Emily LaMarque, owner of Los Angeles-based Emily LaMarque Design Studio, shares her tips on how to decorate your well-styled cottage with modern and vintage.
Written by Margie Monin Dombrowski
Photography by Bret Gum

Combining modern and classic details, Emily says, “A little goes a long way with both. It’s really a balance.”

Pulling off this style effortlessly can be harder than it looks but with these pointers, Emily shows you the basics.

Line and shape: Two different styles look like they’re made to go together when you use similar lines and shapes in your fabrics, rugs, wallpapers, draperies and accessories.

Color: Even when juxtaposing elements, color can be the common denominator that ties it all together.

Balance: Use one style sparingly so they don’t appear to be fighting each other. When you have one bold piece, let it stand out, with the rest of the décor complementing rather than competing with it.


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