HG Wells would have loved to call this living room his own.

Photography by Jignesh Jhaveri/Photolink, Styling by Mrudul Pathak Kundu

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Time Travel: Meld styles and eras in the living room like a pro

by Risha Merchant Jan 07, 2016

Contemporary or antique? Don’t let your living room pick sides. Exploit your creative freedom just like Sussanne Khan did, to envision this Yoopune apartment.  

For turning a wide, heighted space into a sophisticated lair, mix contrasts: Old with new, dark with dense and natural. We also encourage bringing together pieces from different eras, so the overall look isn’t too polished or predictable. Pick contrasting pairings, such as the classic tufted lounger with the clear bulbous contemporary chandelier. 

Skillfully mixing old and new pieces within a neutral palette like cream, beige or brown not only adds up to a harmonious whole, but also creates an impression of a comfortable lived in space. 

Also read: Top 8 love seats for a cosy condo

Get this look
Two mirrors with summer tan hued pony hair borders, white high back sun bleached oak wood exposed bone chairs from The Charcoal Project
Regent wallpaper, Camargo coffee table and Dickens quilted velvet sofa from Andrew Martin 
1950s metal rocking toy horse from Martin Waller of Andrew Martin
Red leather bookshelves, Chester Moon blue suede leather lounger and Abatjour floor lamp with a knotted stand from Baxter 
The Marilyn Monroe artwork by Parisian artist Axel-Olivier Icard 
Custom ceiling lights from the Boond collection by Klove Studio 

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