How do I mix a traditional four posted bed in a master with contemporary
July 12, 2012
I want to change the look of my very traditional master bedroom by bringing in some contemporary pieces. My colors are black, cream and yellow and grey. I have a mahogany four poster bed and nightstand and I want to add a console table. Can I mix a black painted piece with silver accents with it????
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Emily Hurley
Hi there, Do you have a photo of the current bedroom to get a better idea of what might help?
    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 11:34AM
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Keep your bedding sophisticated, neutral, and unfussy and definitely introduce contemporary art and accessories.
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What about case pieces? Can add in a black painted chest with mahogany or black painted with nickle trim? How about a grey painted piece???? thanks
    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 5:24PM
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Photos? Are the bed & night tables a lighter mahogany? Below shows black furniture with a lighter mahogany ceiling and the contrast is beautiful. If your mahogany is the dark tone, the black console will blend with the mahogany and might not make a statement (see below bed appears dark-mahogany and night table appears black & they just blend together). How 'bout a grey console or accent color (see bright orange below)? Throw gray or orange or purple or red fabrics over a chair and see what color you'd like on a console. These are photos of bedrooms in black, cream & yellow ( ) for ideas. As far as the silver: are you using other silver accents in the room: furniture knobs, lamps, mirrors?
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    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 5:58AM
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Shari P Kantor Creative Universe SPKCreative LLC
Hi bigdogmom,

You're getting a lot of great design advice on this post. Per Michigammemom's art suggestion, please visit to see/purchase my affordable, vividly cheerful abstracts like
, which has been shown in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can find sizing and pricing options for commissioned works in the I Am A Butterfly Gallery I'm not sure where you live, but I ship worldwide via UPS (except for PO boxes and military addresses).

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 9:16AM
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