Combining old and new is an old concept but reimagined a bit, can bring about new inspiration! Finding features in aged pieces to translate across a contemporary palette helps to marry vintage and modern in a fresh way. It's not enough to simply fill a room with 'antiques' and 'brand news' and expect them to play nice. Looking for the common ground between old and new design will welcome the kind of harmony and beauty we all want in our homes...
This compartment dish circa 1957 has an elegant sense of dimension. Expanding on its repetitive power, say in a backsplash, can breath life into a modern kitchen.
The delicate pattern on this vintage bowl from the 1960s brings simplicity and sophistication to any modern space- carrying a pattern like this into a modish wallpaper adds subtle whimsy.
Take it a step further and display the wallpaper in an unexpected way:
Finding inspiration from an old wicker basket can reinvent itself in an otherwise contemporary room; wicker light fixtures pair nicely with most color schemes and modern textiles.