Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Contrast Between Old and New

The Ubiquitous Flat Screen
Above, I had mentioned earlier that we had planned to use a mock Louis XV style mantel on this elevation.  We ended up using an existing rattan table, until the right limestone mantel can be procured- and installed on a working fireplace!  I do like the subtle contrast though, between a mini flat screen t.v. - which was a gift from my Father (I've never bought a television in my life!) and the circa 1810 french giltwood mirror...
Playing with the idea of a library-dining area
Also, I've always loved the idea of having books stacked on a rarely used dining table- and since mine is located near the front hall, it makes even more sense- and adds an intangible warmth.  These are all furnishings I've had for years, but the new books just keep coming and coming- they add greatly to my personal enrichment and are symbols of affirmation and self-actualization!  Enjoy!  Cheers!  DF *****

2 comments:

  1. like the idea of using the table as a library table + just did a clients home with a dining room/library! xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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    1. Peggy, so glad you like this idea- not new, but so very classic. It's always fun to get a comment from another design professional, especially one as talented as you are, and who practices in California...
      Dean

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