Right now, you can find so many statement pieces, like over-scaled abstracts and bold fabrics for furniture and pillows, which act as a refresh button for your spaces.
In a traditional home, they introduce an important element of surprise, acting as smelling salts, snapping you to attention so you can step back and really take a good, long look.
I will never lose my love for traditional furnishings. That’s the bedrock of my decorating style. But I’m so thankful the walls between classic and contemporary have been shattered, and now we can enjoy the best of each in our home décor.
This column was adapted from Mary Carol Garrity's blog at www.nellhills.com