inspiration of the week: a traditional dining room with a modern decor

here it is…

Janet Gridley

Anne White Interiors Blog | inspiration of the week: Janet Gridley


so many reasons why I love this room

The very talented Janet Gridley designed this fabulous dining room. I love how this home is very traditional, but the dining room furniture and chandelier are very modern and edgy. You would think it would be easy to put modern furniture pieces in a traditional home and it would all look ok, but that’s not usually the case.

Most of the time something is off, and the space doesn’t feel right. There are a variety of reasons for this; it could be that the scale of the furniture is off, there isn’t enough contrast between the furniture and the surrounding room or maybe there is too much contrast in the room between the furniture and or color scheme. The other reason is that there isn't enough or any harmony between the furnishings and the surrounding architecture. There’s a fine line that needs to be balanced when attempting this look.

In this dining room, everything feels just right. What are your thoughts on this? Do you like mixing modern furniture in traditional homes? Hope you enjoy this!

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