Teach me more about mixing furniture styles/what works
I've been wishing that I could in the future use a bit of my mom's beautiful French Provincial furniture BUT my style is nothing at all like that. We have some modern, some transitional. Mostly simple lines.
I was reading about what Mag said about contrast, but is there any situation where the curves of the French Provincial could mix with the modern well? I would love to have a piece that reminds me of the family, and it was made so well compared to my contemporary furniture. I feel like a jerk for letting it all go to my brother and not saving one piece. Not that he wouldn't love it, but he's got almost all of it already. What if I took an arm chair from the dining set, or two of them. What could I do with that? Is it just a bad mix? Do you have any pictures of that style mixed with other styles successfully?