Mix Masters: Merging Households and Mingling Aesthetic Styles
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Maybe you’re moving in with your newly minted partner, whose design taste is like Mad Men reincarnate . . . while you, personally, would rather steep yourself in ornate Victorian splendor. Or maybe you’ve invited your parents to stay—and babysit—in your sleek modern farmhouse long term, and they’re bringing their boundless collections of nineteenth-century dolls along with them. How can you stick to everyone’s style choices and display their beloved possessions without creating an aesthetic eyesore?
Here's the good news, design pros say: sometimes, the more layered and unexpected a home is, the better it looks.