Why It Works: Mixing Styles

We’re big proponents of beautiful spaces that reflect the personalities, experiences, and tastes of their owners, which is why we tend to gravitate towards interiors that feel collected and layered. The easiest way to create one such space is to use a thoughtful combination of furniture, textiles, and accessories of different shapes, scales, materials, time periods, and styles. To the beginner decorator or one not accustomed to combining differing looks, the idea can be daunting but as you can see in these chic spaces, the payoff is worth the risk. Read on to see how these rooms get it right.