Hello friends, and happy new year! Julie here from Chapman Interiors bringing you an Interiors to Inspire home tour that is sure to tickle your fancy. This project by Nate Berkus in Chicago immediately caught my eye with the extensive use of caramel throughout. (Because lawd knows, I use this color in nearly all my projects.)
The chairs are the show stopper in this modern-meets-traditional dining room. But, the silhouette of the dining table, sparkly chandelier and moody art all make the space truly outstanding. Modern and traditional are well at work here.
The sitting room is comfortable with it's golden silk rug and sumptuous fur throw. Cool and warm tones are balanced perfectly, making the room neither masculine or feminine; it's timeless in every way.
In the cozy den, the walls are glowing with gold. A leggy coffee table, tufted arm chair and zebra rug keep the room dynamic (oh, and that adorable sequin pillow adds a punch of whimsy!). I imagine this room feels warm even on the most grey winter day - something to keep in mind for those of us in the chilly climates!

Here's what we come up with to translate Nate's look for our own space...
The trick to mixing modern and traditional is to keep the color palette strict. For this project, use plenty of golds and warm metals, keep the walls a light neutral (a cool-based gray would work wonderfully) and don't forget to add a few modern (very straight-lined) pieces. Before you know it you'll be the queen of mixing styles!

Ta-ta for now,