Traditional Living Room Mixes Old With New

Designer Shelley Rodner mixed old furniture pieces with new style in this traditional living room.
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March 10, 2015
By: Barbara Ballinger

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander

Photo By: Anice Hoachlander

Before

Before, sofa was repositioned to open up the bank of windows.

After

A small living room required careful editing; all the furnishings were existing, but Rodner removed some tables.

Mirror, Mirror

Fun, accent mirrors with concave design add a nice focal point rather than a conventional mirror and “balance” out the wall.

All the Trimmings

The green painted walls and draperies—both new choices—came about because of the neutral colors in existing furniture.

Mixing Old with New

Previously owned side tables earned a spot in the midst of the new design.

The Royal (Window) Treatment

Traditional green draperies added a pop of color to the neutral space.

Cozy Up the Fire

The existing fireplace mantel was retained but the hearth was added a year before.

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