Mixing various styles in one space can be a daunting task, but when done right, it can create a stunning and unique design that truly reflects your personality and aesthetic. At Jean-Marc Fray Antiques, we have years of experience in curating a blend of eras and we’d like to share some tips on how to mix various styles in one space.
The choice of color is the key to any harmonious design. In our gallery shot, we used a black French Art Deco Period Buffet to ground the space. We layered that piece with a mid-century emerald green leather armchair. The vibrant green armchair contrasts perfectly with the black buffet. Accents of gold are added with our dramatic cast bronze French antique Napoleon III mirror and hand-blown Murano Glass “Mezze Lune” sconces.
Secondly, it’s essential to consider materials. Incorporating a variety of materials is crucial when mixing styles together. Bringing textures and materials together creates depth and intricacy while luxury lighting adds a glamorous touch to the design. Our spectacular antique Baccarat chandelier, the jewel of the space, sparkles as each expertly hand-cut crystal catches the light and adds history to the room. The modern element is brought by the glass and gilded bronze stamped coffee table, designed by Dutch designer Peter Ghyczy.
Finally, incorporating a collected item is also essential in creating a unique and personal space. It adds character and depth, making the space truly yours. For example, in our gallery shot, we used Vintage Holophane Globe Lamps from Nice, crafted by the renowned company BBT who specialized in urban lighting in Paris and Nice. These globes were featured in Nice’s iconic “Promenade des Anglais” and bring a piece of history and personal meaning into the design.
In conclusion, mixing various styles in one space is all about balance and harmony. By paying attention to color, materials, and incorporating collected unique pieces, you can create a cohesive and unique design that truly reflects your personality and style. At Jean-Marc Fray Antiques, we offer a wide variety of styles and eras that can be mixed and matched to create your perfect space. Visit our showroom or browse our online store to find your next statement piece.