In a room with multiple periods, antiques and modern pieces can work together, however there is a technique to creating harmony with different styles. The key is to take note of color, size and shape.
The room above is a Napa Valley home designed by California-based Jacques Saint Dizier, who was one of Architectural Digest’s “AD 100.” He incorporated a Mission-style desk, a William and Mary side table, a Chippendale arm chair and a 1950’s dome light fixture. For most, mixing these pieces would not come naturally. They do, after all, span almost 300 years. But the room works because the size, shape and color make for an eclectic yet cohesive room that provides function and comfort. I’ve also included below a few more rooms that demonstrate mixing styles effectively.