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Modern meets traditional, chaos ensues

Although I love a good Egg chair or Saarinen table, I will freely admit that my decor tastes lean toward the traditional. Brendan, however, is more into modern. If he could have a black and white room with graphic prints, midcentury furniture, and industrial lighting, he would be a happy camper. So now that we’ve moved into our second post-college apartment and are looking to actually decorate like semi-adults, what do we do?

I’ve been pulling inspiration photos that I think strike a good balance between modern and traditional furnishings and architecture…

http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2013/03/san-francisco-apartment-tour-500-square.html viahttp://catherinekwong.com/4x2eofbd1eku5ktnx7z563oy2gvq4qviahttp://seventeendoors.blogspot.fi/2013/01/beni-ourain.htmlviahttp://www.lonny.com/magazine/November+2012/exBLL1AV0gR/57#55 viahttp://lefashionimage.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-fashionable-home-light-bright.htmlvia

The starting points in our bedroom are our IKEA Hyllis shelving units, an upholstered headboard in pale eggshell blue, and a desk built from IKEA sawhorse legs and a black top. We also have a pair of Parsons-style chairs upholstered in a wide black and white stripe, but I’m not sure I want to keep them.

The bookshelves are definitely a big presence in the room, literally and stylistically. The desk sits on the wall to the right of the shelves, which means there is a whole lotta modern happening on that side of the room.
IKEA shelf DIY | raisonné blogI’m struggling a bit with where to go from here. We’re on the hunt for a dresser to go between the bookshelves (in theory, because I can’t actually buy anything right now), and I don’t have a particular style in mind right now. I think anything midcentury might be too much, but I don’t want to go too far the other way. Maybe a Gustavian style to keep with the clean lines of the rest of the furniture?
http://laurelberninteriors.com/2013/09/07/nygift-show-gustavian-swedish-style-furniture-oushak-rugs-part-iv/

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