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Opposites Attract

When a space can hold opposites — soft and sharp, vivid alongside muted, ornate next to natural — each item is illuminated with new life in the collection. What better way to showcase a vintage (or a modern piece) than by placing it beside something completely unlike it? It’s no surprise that opposites attract, as Suzanne and Lauren McGrath highlight for us in their design blog. Rather than contradicting one another, pieces from different periods gain new prominence when joined. A boldly patterned rug under an antique gilt mirror or a Queen Anne chair near a contemporary sculpture, for example, makes the eclectic feel like home.

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