Designer Deanna Comellini gives advice on how to mix classic and modern styles
Bringing together the warmth and ornated details of classic interiors with the clean lines of modern design can have stunning results. However, pairing contemporary furnishing with a traditional design seems challenging.
Deanna Comellini, G.T.DESIGN Founder and Creative Director, has worked closely with countless architects and interior designers to incorporate G.T.DESIGN’s versatile contemporary collections in both modern and classic interiors.
She shares some tips to help you create a space that combines the charm of the old and the fresh minimal look of the new.
A dialogue between materials
An approach to match different styles organically is to open a dialogue between the materials. Like it happens among two people, they need things in common to relate to each other.
For example, in the unusual combination of Venetian stucco walls and marble floors of a XVI palace and the raw modern look of a Coconut rug, all components are made in natural materials.
However, this is not the only guideline for a perfect match: the aesthetic contrast among the different components makes them stand out.
Coconutrug @ La Biennale di Venezia. Renovation of the palace Ca’ Giustinian (built around 1471), Venice