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

JAN 6, 2016 | By Risha Merchant
For turning a wide, heighted space into a sophisticated lair, mix contrasts: Old with new, dark with dense and natural

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 comfortable lived-in space.