Traditional furniture and modern artwork beautifully prove the adage: Opposites do attract.
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too much of the same thing can be boring. In interiors, visual tension—the assembly of different eras, styles, and colors—results in visual interest. After years of clean lines and edited decoration reigning on the design circuit, traditional style is back and more beautiful than ever. Designers are assigning furniture with curves, scrolls, tufts, and intricate carved details to their projects. But they continue to embrace what’s modern, too, and that comes in the form of abstract and contemporary artwork, a way to provide yang to the furniture’s yin.
We teamed with a handful of artists whose works encourage imagination in an environment with classic furniture pieces.
“We need to break the routine, whether it be our daily schedule or the design that we see, to clarify,” Texas-based artist Roma Osowo says. “Abstract art allows the people who are enjoying it to create their own story and see what they need to see at the moment.”