Mix and Match Interior Design

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Brentwood Living Room

What's the most important thing to remember about Mix and Match Interior Design? Things don't have to make sense! Mix old with new, mix materials, or follow runway trends and mix up patterns - anything that isn't necessarily an obvious fit can work when it comes to mix and match decor.

In this Brentwood Living Room, I mix copper with silver, contemporary with traditional, classic with kitsch; anything goes and everything works! It's all about eclectic self-expressionism, bringing together great pieces that create an amazing vibe when put together.

Bronze and Silver Champagne Wall Art

1. Mix and Match Metals. There's an old rule about never mixing metals like silver and gold. I definitely ignored that when working on a new home for one of my favorite clients, a 20 bedrooom Texas estate, in all silvers and golds. It's fantastic! This bronze and champagne silver wall art hits the mark and is the perfect blend of mixed metals. I also love capiz shells and this piece gets it just right.  

Wall Art

2. Mix and Match Art. If you want to add a folksy vibe to your stark, contemporary interior, or a modern update to your rustic digs, think art! Artwork is the best way to achieve mix and match interior design that's truly your own.

For me, checking out an Art Walk here in LA is the best way to discover incredible work and emerging talents. Can't find one in your area? Fear not! There's an incredible variety of quality art available online. Lamps Plus is one of my favorite wall art resources.

Brushed Nickel Wall Sconce

3. Mix and Match Styles. Rooms don't have to be cut from the same cloth - it's the differences that make them interesting, so take a risk with mismatched styles. Sometimes you'll even find a single piece that combines different styles for you!

I love this brushed nickel wall sconce that strikes the perfect note between glam and edgy. The classic, sophisticated shape is made modern with the use of metal. Not only that, you'd expect this kind of cylindrical drop on a ceiling mount, but it's a wall sconce. I love the unexpectedness of it! Perfect mix and match interior design style.

Zuo Atom Bench Sofa

4. Mix and Match Functions. I am obsessed with this Zuo Atom White Bench Sofa. It's utter perfection as a relaxed lounger and doubles as a super sleek sofa for entertaining. In spite of its high style, it's a fairly neutral piece that would work perfectly in a room filled with eclectic, mix and match interior design.

Another outside-the-box seating solution? Upholster dining chairs in different patterns, gather chairs in different styles that speak to you, or paint each chair a different color. They don't have to match or even make sense. As long as the fabrics, colors, or lines represent your vibe, you'll be creating a wonderful space full of artistic self-expressionism!

Photos courtesy of Kari Whitman Interiors

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  • WOW amazing looking sofa thanks for sharing.

Mix and Match Interior Design