Forego the Set
Instead of buying a matchy-matchy dining room set, go for an eclectic blend of flea-market finds. It’s cheaper, personal and it looks like the furniture has been collected over time.
Modern + Traditional
Don't be afraid to mix styles. Vintage modern chairs, paired with a traditional, rolled-arm sofa, make a room look fresh.
It's in the Details
When mixing patterns, think scale: use one small, one medium and one large.
For a wall with a rough finish, try batting and upholstery fabric instead of wallpaper.
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn and homeowner, Meredith Repp, relax and enjoy her new living room.