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Get the Look: A Timeless, Modern Living Room

Designer Negar Reihani reveals her trick for mixing contemporary and traditional looks.

The Look: Transitional Luxe

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.”

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Sofas and pillows, Custom made by Space Harmony, Vancouver, Rug, painting, pottery vases, gold bowl and China plates, Homeowner’s own. Fur ottomans and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Astor nesting coffee tables, Once a Tree Furniture, Vancouver, onceatreefurniture.comGlass vase, Brougham Interiors, Vancouver, broughaminteriors.comMarble wall, Space Harmony Workshop, Vancouver,


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