Expressing oneself in the decoration of your home often leads to breaking the rules by mixing different styles.
I personally like to break the rules occasionally, but we have to remember that mixing antique and contemporary has its limitation. You have to keep the conversation going between your furniture, your objects and the architecture of your room. Like life, it is a question of balance and harmony.
In this room at Les Résidences du Ritz Carlton, I created a contemporary and young environment, on the other hand I thought that being at the Ritz necessitated to go back in time and bring a bit of history to warm up this room. I found this reproduction of an old architectural Oeil-de-boeuf mirror (Bull’s eye) which could very well have come from the old Ritz Carlton building, I installed it above this very slick fireplace et voilà. I find that by adding this older looking piece you feel the ambiance of the Ritz even though you live in your own time.
A look into the past, living in the present, and make sure you don’t miss the future is my motto, well at least I try to make it my motto, it sounds good and when it works it feels good.
”Study the past if you would define the future” Confucius
A Louis the XVI chair with a reproduction of a modern Parsons desk table, this table was designed by Jean-Michel Frank, a French designer from the 1930.
Voici Cool Jean-Michel Frank
Voilà poor Louis XV1 ( A sad story) by Antoine François Callet 1786, we all know what happened 3 years later (1789)
A living room (Mine) with a Louis XV armchair and Ikea Billy bookshelves. To cover all gaps I added small moldings to my Billy, on the side, on the front and on the back near the wall to give it a built in look, sometimes in interior decoration you have to cheat a little.
Et voilà lucky Louis the XV who died in his bed.
The Billy bookshelf from Ikea
A modern chandelier, a Saarinen Tulip dining table, a Chippendale style chair and a period style console.
Eero Saarinen Finnish designer with his tulip table 1910 to 1961
Mix it up a little, you will like it. Have a grand week end, it is snowing in Montreal, I am going to Quebec city to visit my sister Louisette. I am taking the bus and looking forward to read The most of Nora Ephron, I miss her she left us June 26, 2012.
Voici my sister Louisette she was 5 years old then and I can’t wait to see her, it has been quite a while, we are very close and talk everyday about this and that and all things of life.