Mixing Antique & Modern

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I know that I’ve showed this nook tons of times before, but I haven’t gotten great pictures of it since I (well, a TaskRabbit) hung this black Urban Outfitters sconce back in January. I love how the area looks with this addition–and the extra light was certainly much needed–but I also appreciate the modern touch that this light fixture adds to the space.

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While I 100 percent have an appreciation for antique and vintage pieces, I never want my home to look too stuffy or “old lady,” especially because I’m still in my 20s and kind of have the freedom to decorate however I want right now (without having to compromise on styles with a significant other or pick up after kids!). The stuffiness can happen when I actually am in my 70s or 80s…though, honestly, that may just be a stereotype, because my 87-year-old Grandma has the chicest style. 🙂

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In order to add some “youth” to my collection of cane furniture and vintage-looking wall decor, I’ve picked up a few key pieces (in addition to the sconce, of course) that I think work well with this small space–1) this small Serena & Lily stool (also, whoa, the prices on these have gone up a ton since I purchased my set last year), which is airy-looking and doubles as an excellent plant stand, 2) a classic jute rug that keeps the space looking light, and 3) a crocheted hanging plant pot. The lucite CB2 nesting tables, which I purchased off of Facebook Marketplace, are also a vintage/modern hybrid, given that these pieces become popular in the ’70s but their clear, clean look translates well to today.

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I’ve loved working in this little space in the mornings or on days that I’m tackling assignments at home, and I even recently had my landlord install a pendant light on the other side of the room (yay, even more light!), so I’ll have to get a few photos of that sometime soon!

SarahLyon_3-10-19-46Photos by Kimberly Graydon

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