A few streamlined pieces go a long way in striking a modern-traditional balance, says McGee. In this living room, sculptural task lamps and simple furniture offset the traditional leanings of the floral and paisley accessories. The result is layered and surprising rather than one-note.
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“Decorating one room completely and then carrying that look to the next allows you to really establish a cohesive aesthetic throughout the house,” says Melanie, who started with the living room and finished with the master bedroom, which echoes the rest of the home’s light-meets-dark and modern-meets-traditional themes.