The Art of Mixing Antiques

This week is the start of a new series discussing the topic of mixing antiques.

“How do you put together a collection that gives the impression you have collected for a lifetime yet still look timely, chic and unpredictable? I am fortunate to have a number of clients and friends that are masters of mixing antiques in their projects to provide the depth and timeless quality to a current home. In the next few months, I will be sharing images from some of these homes he on the blog.”93LEE STANTON_BECKERMAN041713_3077

Above is a seascape painting from England serving as the background to a capital transformed into a lamp from France siting atop a chest of drawers from the English country side.

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Above is a sitting area in the Los Angeles showroom featuring a wooden boot from Belgium circa 1840 perched on a pair of industrial metal top tables. A side note; the two tables were actually meant to serve as “side” tables but due to the limited space we decided to use them as coffee tables. A great example of how to use a piece in a new way which adds an entirely new dynamic to the space. We added some dark rich accessories like the wooden ball on stand from Belgium and the tramp art box from France to help give a layered look with a well-traveled collectors feeling.

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