Sunday, 2 September 2012

Classic meets Contemporary Design

Classic design mixed with contemporary elements marks the style in many London and city homes today where period houses have been renovated preserving original features. Complimenting these sometimes ornate feature with simple contemporary lines marks a key look this decade.....
but this winning formula was originated by David Hicks in the 1960s

British designer, David Hicks (1929-1998), was one of the most influential designers of the 1960s and 70s. His bold use of colour, geometric patterns, and unexpected mixing of antique and modern furnishings with contemporary abstract art revolutionized International interior design.

When I talk about classic meeting contemporary design today, the name 
Kelly Hoppen comes to the forefront, her distinctive style is style is synonymous 
with luxury and timeless classics.


Another styling trend today mixing period features with a contemporary lines is about 
re-purposing or up-cycling using simple of industrial elements.

Roger Saul (founder of Mulberry) and his son Freddie Saul have created an up-cycled furniture range. The tables combine the heritage of reused wood and teaming it welded steel for a contemporary aspect.

Modern-Classic a timeless formula.
Period details and contemporary lines
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  1. I love the look of modern furnishings in a beautifully appointed period room such as in the first photo. And, of course, I am a fan of Restoration Hardware!
    All best,

    1. I agree, the first interior is stunning. Thank you for visiting No21x


Thank you for your inspiring words No21x