Balancing Past and Present
But what to do when these beloved pieces are more traditional in appearance, when you’re a modern homeowner who wants a more contemporary living space? Antiques and estate treasures tell a story, not just of their origin but of the generations that cherished them. Their appearance often reflects that. However, modern sensibilities often lean towards sleek lines, minimalism, and an altogether different design language. The challenge lies in harmonising past and present, blending the charm of antiques with the freshness of contemporary design.
The best design solutions are always balanced, and this puzzle is no exception. With an artful eye it’s possible to beautifully blend heritage charm with sleek modern lines and materials, for a result that’s fresh and unique, nuanced and richly layered.
In fact, the most beautiful and memorable spaces are those that incorporate the best of the past and present – perhaps blending an assortment of time periods and design styles into a striking, cohesive whole. The ideal result is a space that feels curated, collected and evolved over time, a true reflection of the client’s style and personality.