Mixing and matching different decor styles has become so de rigueur over the past decade that these days, it’s difficult to find any room that’s 100% one look. But some spaces do the mismatched look better than others. The trick is creating a mix so subtle that it becomes its own style.
This kitchen, in a Manhatten loft space and found via Martha Stewart Living, is a great example of blurred design lines. The vertical wainscotting, whitewashed floor and striped rug say welcoming country kitchen, but the ceiling-height shelving (complete with library ladder) is pure elegance. There’s even a hint of retro- check out that cute vintage stove in the corner!
Other great details include the small framed pieces of art (I love the one over the sink) and the dining chairs. All in the same style, each one is a different colour; if you look closely, you’ll see that those colours repeated elsewhere in the kitchen’s accessories, too. A great way to tie these seemingly disparate looks together.