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Classic Meets Contemporary

They said that it wouldn’t last, but in the world of interior design the blissful union of classic and contemporary goes from strength to strength. In fact, it’s one of the most popular trends for 2015.
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Classic and modern styles, when combined sensitively, create fresh and sophisticated design schemes. Lavish classic upholstery, a beautifully crafted wooden coffee table, a luxurious textured rug and a sleek contemporary lamp complement each other beautifully for the perfect classic yet contemporary look.

You could start with the Bronte sofa in a spring-like lavender shade. Its low pleated arms, turned legs and t-shaped cushions are in the classic English style – choose castor legs and velvet upholstery for a more formal look.

The oval shaped Zurich coffee table in rich dark wood has a retro classic feel. The Nexus wide bookcase has traditional, enduring style. Both pieces pair perfectly with sleek modern accessories.

The rich texture of the soft Braided wool rug layers on the luxury. Why not introduce a splash of glamour with the Cowley table lamp, with its elegant blown glass stem.

Cool metallics blend in beautifully. Choose an elegant contemporary floor standing lamp, such as the Nevada lamp. Or embrace modern style with the fabulously chic Nova nest of tables, with their black glass tops and crossed metal legs.

An accent chair in a striking pattern brings interest and colour. The Baxter chair with its clean contemporary lines and tapered, dark wood legs is available in a choice of luxurious striped fabrics. The Signature collection upholstered footstool is a lavish finishing touch, especially when upholstered in opulent crushed velvet.

Carefully chosen accessories enhance a classic style, or add a modern edge. The archetypal Hotel du Monde clock with its pewter roman numerals makes a strong style statement. The lavish Chrome rose vase is inspired by vintage design, yet is made from sleek, modern chrome.

By choosing classic and modern styles, shapes and materials that complement each other, you can create a luxurious, harmonious space with a stylish, timeless look you can enjoy for years to come.

The ‘classic meets contemporary’ look could be the perfect match for your home. Long may the honeymoon continue

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