Get the Look: A Timeless, Modern Living Room
Designer Negar Reihani reveals her trick for mixing contemporary and traditional looks.
Though the homeowners initially wanted a modern update for their living room, they had a hard time letting go of the more traditional design elements they’d always loved. So designer Negar Reihani helped create a beautiful compromise: “We brought in a simple and contemporary background and then layered it with more intricate pieces,” she explains. Bleached floors and crisp white walls set the scene for a mix of traditional and modern: Persian rugs and vintage plates play against floating shelves and sleek glass-and-gold nesting coffee tables. And, to pull it all together, a marble feature wall brings in a layer of luxury that’s timeless. “It’s about creating a balance,” explains Reihani. “A push and pull.”