Mixing furniture of different periods creates a dynamic, personal, lived-in atmosphere, far from a standard catalogue look. Mid-century pieces collected over the years, brought back from travels or inherited from the family, speak volumes about the owner’s personality and add a lot more depth and interest to the décor.
Here are some of our favourite combinations.
Kagan lounge chair 50s. Interiors Deborah Berke. Photo Catherine Tighe.
Afra & Tobia Scarpa 70s sofa. Interiors Kelly Wearstler.
Chiavari high back chairs. Interiors by Studio Mackereth. Nuevo Estilo.
Pierre Paulin chairs. Dining Room by Sarah Lavoine.
Franco Albini chair in Hotel du Ministere by Francois Champsaur. Photo Francis Amiand.
Armchairs by Paolo Buffa and Robsjohn Gibbings. Interiors by Cullman & Kravis.
Gigi Radice 50s chairs in New York apartment by Deborah Berke. Architectural Digest. Photo Catherine Tighe
Alvar Aalto chairs from the 30s in Secundino Hernandez studio. AD Spain. Photo Daniel Schaefer