Monday, November 8, 2010

Mod Squad


I love a mix of traditional and modern. I think it gives a home personality and keeps it from looking too grandma (nothing personal Bama).

Isn't this dining room fabulous? Traditional dining room table, but the chairs keep it from being totally predictable.

Perfect leather Egg chair.

All these rooms have something in common.


A fairly traditional feel..


With a mid-century touch.


If you like this trend, which I do, it can be hard to find pieces in Wilmington.
Oh, I know, there is Ebay, but sometimes you want to see, touch and feel before you buy.

Do you want to add a touch of the unexpected to your home? What about the Plycraft lounge chair pictured above? If you like it, you are in luck.

This will be auctioned off next weekend at Big South Auctions here in Wilmington. Wouldn't it be great in a den? And even better? There is an ottoman.

So, I'm curious: Are you a fan of mixing in some modern touches or not so much?

pictures from:
Nips Blog, Habitually Chic, Decor Addict, Coastal Living, Domino, Mid Century Modernist

20 comments:

  1. I love that little office. I'm always a fan of mixing elements.

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  2. Totally, TOTALLY a fan of the mix, and beyond jealous that I'm nowhere near, to be able to bid on that lounge chair!

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  3. I'm a huge fan of this look. Throw in a little Chinoiserie along with the trad/modern and that's what I go for. I found a Plycraft lounge chair on Craigslist not long ago but it was still pretty pricey. And I blogged about my love of the Eames Management Chair, but never got it. Just couldn't decide if it was right for me after all was said and done.

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  4. i always love to add a modern piece of furniture into my spaces, adds interest. beautiful photos!

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  5. I love the image of the bamboo book shelf paired with the lovely blue and white hydrangea combo! xx

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  6. I am LOVING that you did this post- I am a HUGE fan of mixing super modern with ultra traditional. It makes the room feel lived in, timeless and interesting! I just did a post about our home office- we have VERY modern chairs in a pretty traditional space- -here is the link!

    http://abodelove.blogspot.com/2010/10/happy-halloween-welcome-to-my-office.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. i am indeed. i am always on the hunt for some white panton chairs on CL. i love them. in fact this is my favorite way to decorate...

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  8. I love to mix in a little contemporary. My favorite would be probably be something mirrored.

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  9. wonderful piece, Sissy. you have read my mind. I want so badly to incorporate a little mod into my traditional but it's such a hard thing to do!

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  10. Pretty, I saw some ghost chairs on CL the other day that were in Wilmington !

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  11. Sissy, I do love to mix it up and still want a Ghost Chair!

    Come read a great interview, then enter my latest giveaway!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  12. Great post, Sissy. I do love to mix things up. I also love to add quirky accessories. The chair is wonderful and I LOVE auctions - wish I could be there.
    Best,
    Colleen

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  13. I love your post...I actually recognize two of the photos and have them in a binder. I love my Knoll chairs and Saarinen table, but I could not live with all modern stuff. I think i would feel like I live in a Room and Board Showroom. I like to mix it with traditional like these great examples.

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  14. I'm a huge fan of mixing styles to create a fabulously stunning interior!

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  15. Great Post! I do love the mix of modern and traditional in a room.

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  16. i think a mix is always fun... and i just read your profile... i LOVE mexican food... ! great post... xx pam

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  17. I think even Bama would agree these rooms are amazing.

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  18. I love it! I think this is the best way to make your room look well decorated without looking too overwrought and "match-y"

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  19. I am all about the mix, as this is my very favorite type of look! Great examples and really cool chair!

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  20. i love to mix too. my husband is confused by it, but he will learn! i live in raleigh and feel like i have no where to go to find awesome pieces either. other than the internet ...

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